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Hello Everyone 👋

Welcome to our September newsletter! I hope you’re all ready for your fix of games industry resources.

Let’s get stuck in 👇

Highlights 

 

 

👉 Parents Evening with Into Games and Creative Assembly
23rd September 2022, 19:30PM - 21:00PM BST, Online

Into Games and Creative Assembly are hosting a free YouTube Live event to help parents, carers, guardians, and careers advisors learn more about the jobs available in the games industry - and how you can support young people towards getting a job in the industry. Keep reading to learn more, or check out the Eventbrite link above.

 

🌟 We’re partnering with WASD Careers!

We’re going to be helping curate WASD’s upcoming event on the 17th-18th of November, ensuring that we utilise our studio partners and connections to provide relevant, educational content for career seekers looking to work in games.

From our booth on the show floor, we'll also help those interested in working in the industry with personal meetings. Keep reading this newsletter, or the blog linked above to learn more about this event and partnership!

  

▶️ Will AI change how we make games art forever?

In this Careers Festival upload, we discuss with our panellists the capabilities of AI and how it can change game art workflows.

Opportunities

 

We've partnered with Mastered to offer FREE government-funded boot camps with GUARANTEED interviews in Games Programming! 

 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Live in England

  • Over 19 years old

  • Have the right to work in the UK

  • Demonstrable passion for games

  • Looking for a new job within the next 6 months 

  • At least 1 year of coding, game engine or 3D software experience

  • Can dedicate 15 hours per week

  • Employed, unemployed or self-employed 

 

Applications are now open and will close in October 2022. There are very limited places, so act fast!

Please remember to choose 'Into Games' in the drop-down sector of the application where it asks where you heard about the opportunity, and share it with your networks!

Apply Now

Events

 

👋🏾 Game Devs of Color Expo
15th-18th September 2022, Online

Tickets are now available for the 7th annual Game Devs of Colour Expo! You’ll be able to play the latest games from creators around the world, learn from an amazing cast of speakers on some really fascinating topics, and connect with the Game Devs of Colour community.
 

 

👉 Parents Evening with Into Games and Creative Assembly
23rd September 2022, 19:30PM - 21:00PM BST, Online

Into Games and Creative Assembly are hosting a free YouTube Live event to help parents, carers, guardian,s and careers advisors learn more about the jobs available in the games industry - and how you can support young people towards getting a job in the industry. 

This particular event will focus on programming, and other related roles, as part of National Coding Week. Please share this event with the guardians of your students, and come along as well if you like!

 

🎮 EGX London
22nd-25th September 2022, 10:00AM - 18:00PM BST, ExCeL London

During this massive 4-day celebration of games, attendees will listen in on invaluable stages and panels featuring industry experts, try out a variety of playable games, revisit classics in the retro section, and network with fellow game developers and career seekers. 

At EGX we’ll also have a presence with the wonderful UKIE to announce the winners of the VGA Awards!


🌐 Digital DNA Glasgow 2022
28th September, 9:00AM - 17:00PM BST, SEC Glasgow

“Bringing together all areas of the tech ecosystem, to learn from one another, make new connections, and find out what the latest tech innovations are that are impacting our world.”

Why Attend? 

Thought leadership: Hear from over 80 speakers discussing the biggest and hottest topics in the world of technology

Marketplace: Discover some of the most exciting companies and innovations from across the region

Live Q&A's: Join a moderated Q&A session with one of their guest speakers

Networking: Meet someone new in one of our networking spaces, at their social events, and in their dedicated app

Start-ups: Find out more about some of the most exciting start-ups across the region at their start-up village

Side Sessions & Workshops: Discover unique content on key topics and trends away from their main stage

 

💼 W.A.S.D Careers 
17th-18th November 2022, 10:00 AM - 18:00 PM BST, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, GU14 6FD

W.A.S.D Careers is the only in-person video games-focused careers fair in the UK.

It’s a chance for students to showcase their favourite projects and work to an array of leading industry talent. They can also network with future employers, meet friends with similar interests and learn about the behind-the-scenes business that makes the gaming world run.

And, as we previously mentioned, we’ll be working with WASD to help curate this event into something that provides relevant, educational content for career seekers looking to work in games.

Tickets are now available for purchase here, and those organising a trip for a school, college or university can get in touch for discounted tickets.

Key Resources


🤩 September’s Free Assets on the Unreal Engine Marketplace - In case you didn’t already know, every month the Unreal Engine Marketplace makes a selection of assets on their store completely free! These are some massive savings, and definitely, something that will enhance your student’s projects, and learning. To claim these assets, your students must first download the Epic Games Launcher and then navigate to the Marketplace tab at the top. 

They will then see a bar at the top and a drop-down menu labelled ‘Free’. Hovering over this will show the third option ‘free for this month’ - this is where the assets are located! 


 

The Power of Video Game HUDs - This video discusses the importance of game HUDs, an often overlooked part of game development, and how they can affect the feel and functionality of a game. 

 

💡 Game Dev Inspiration for Programmers - In this Twitter thread, we supply some useful resources for programmers, as well as active opportunities such as courses and apprenticeships. 



🗣️ Become a Career Connect Youth Ambassador - If you’re aged between 16-24 and you’re passionate about representing young people, Career Connect is looking for more Youth Ambassadors. Applications close by Monday 26th September, 23:59pm BST.

Design Workouts 

We’ve had some exciting developments in our Design Workouts recently! We’re shifting our focus to:

  • Working with studios

  • Providing industry feedback

  • Rewards from studios

  • Month-long challenges 

 


Encourage your students to join our discord to join our upcoming Halloween-themed Design Workout before it’s announced soon!

From The Community 

Let's take a look at the amazing talent in our community! 

 

Adam Southey - Cinderella’s Mouse



 

🏃‍♀️ Take a look at this Animation Showreel from ShawnD Locklear, who recently started a new position as a 3D Gameplay Animator for Windwalk Games!  


 

Matija Mašek - Character Lighting Practice 

Highlighted Media 

 
🐛 For programmers, take a look at this debugging manifesto.

That’s all from us, see you next month! 👋

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