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Hello Everyone 👋

Welcome to another Into Games Industry Newsletter

Happy Pride Month everyone! With Platinum Jubilee celebrations going on, and Games Careers Week incoming, this month is going to be a busy, busy one! 

We have tons of opportunities today so let’s waste no time and get straight into it 👇


Become an Into Games Careers Ambassador! - Into Games are super proud to announce the new Careers Ambassador role for industry professionals who would like to directly help members of the Into Games community via Discord!

Careers Ambassadors help the community by answering questions and giving industry advice to people looking for critique on their work, tips for portfolios, or any other help getting into the industry!

Becoming a Careers Ambassador is a great way to volunteer in a really easy virtual way on a basis that suits you. Through multiple exciting Discord-based volunteering opportunities and the option to answer questions whenever you're available, you'd only be expected to volunteer an hour of your time throughout the week!


🏳️‍🌈 We at Into Games are looking for two members of the LGBTQIA+ community to discuss their journey, as well as the state of LGBTQIA+ representation within the Games Industry with members of the Into Games team to our Discord community of 6000+ careers seekers.

Your story could be very inspiring and eye-opening for the next generation of game developers, hearing about you and your journey into the industry may give them the push they need to jump into game dev and start being the change that we all want to see.

We'd like for this to take place on the 14th June, 4pm-5pm. It would take the form of an informal discussion with Into Games employees who are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our Discord panels are very casual audio-only events, so all you’d need is to be a part of the Into Games Discord community, have a working microphone, and be free for an hour!

If you're interested then please email:


🏆 We’re currently seeking judges for the IG50 Awards! In total, we’re looking for 3 art category judges and for 3 cross-discipline judges.

You are perfect for the role if you are either:

A) An artist, art director, or other art specialist in the video games industry 🖌️

B) A recruiter, L&D Manager, a generalist, studio owner, or someone else who has a good understanding of various roles within the games industry 📚

The task: Review between 40-50 profiles over the course of the week (in your own time) and select your personal top 30. You’d be helping career seekers who are hoping to showcase their skills and talents to employers immensely, and we’d love to shout about your work and expertise in the field too!

Apply by Monday, 06th of June, 3 PM.


💰 Applications to the UK Games Fund are now open with eligible applicants asked to complete submissions by 10:00 on Thursday 23rd June.


📜 Unity Gaming Report 2022 - In this report, you’ll discover the latest trends to help you make more informed decisions, whether you’re a solo dev or a member of a large studio.


💡 Our Lived Experiences: Non-Binary in the Gaming Industry - Learn from Raccine Malcolm, Caelus McKeel, Raffy Regulus about their experiences in the industry, and inform yourself on the current state of diversity in the industry by taking a look at The UK Games Industry Census 2022 from Ukie.


💖 Code Coven Create: The Solstice Program - This is an incubator-style initiative that supports multiple small teams of developers as they create a prototype focused on social impact. Over the course of 12 weeks, teams will take their prototype from concept to completion. Code Coven staff will be offering scope advice and roadmap guidance at each milestone check-in. 

By the end of the program, teams can look forward to publishing a small and polished prototype to use as a portfolio piece, to approach funding initiatives for future opportunities, or as the beginning of a longer development timeline.


🤬 Tackling harassment and bullying at work - This online module from ScreenSkills is designed to help you recognise and address harassment and bullying behaviours in yourself and others. It builds on the principles and zero-tolerance guidelines developed with organisations across the film, television, and games industries by the BFI and BAFTA in 2018.

Job Listings

Shader/Technical Artist
Ambertail Games // Belfast/Remote

Middle/Senior C++/Unreal Engine Developer
Kevuru Games // Remote

Game Concept Artist
Darmaal // Remote

VFX Artist - Item, Armor, and Skill Effects
Eleventh Hour Games // Remote

VGA Opportunities 

:mega:  Educational Opportunities

🚨 URGENT - Into Games are looking for volunteers to support with Studio Live on Monday 6th June! 🚨


Do you have some spare time next week to support with our flagship college project Studio Live? Over one week, students will create a piece of work set to an industry brief, as well as receive Production training and feedback.

We need as many volunteers as possible to help support the students over the week by guiding daily stand-ups and watching their pitching sessions.

If you're available next week please email today!

👾 Paid opportunity for 'Getting into the games industry’ talk!

Volunteers are needed for a 'Getting into the games industry' talk aimed at 14-16-year-old students. The talk follows on from a 3-day Twine game jam, where the students will have taken their first steps toward entering the industry.

Share your experiences, talk about your past qualifications and work experience, and help to answer the students’ questions.

This is taking place online on 7 June.


🍦 Take part in the first-ever Festival of Play!

Festival of Play, brought to you by Digital Schoolhouse in association with Electronic Arts, is a brand-new free creative careers and Computing conference for school students aged 8-15.

Digital Schoolhouse is looking for games companies and industry professionals to be a part of the festival by running workshops, exhibiting or networking. Festival of Play showcases the breadth and depth of roles available in the UK games industry.

It will be a fun event packed with workshops, talks, activities, live music and games!

To find out more check out the event here, take a look at the pitch deck here and see the opportunity on the VGA platform here.

This is taking place in Guildford on 8 July and in Salford on 13 July.


💬 Do you live in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire? Take part in a Q&A for schools in the area!

Skills organisation Game Academy and charity Speakers for Schools are running a games industry panel for young game players still at school and college, to give them insight into the industry and make the right career choices in future. They’re looking for a range of speakers based in the region, ideally in art & design, programming, esports, and streaming.


☀️ Summer Game Fest 2022
2nd-12th June

Summer Game Fest 2022 will feature a slate of digital live stream shows from talks from Playstation, Netflix, Xbox, and more!

🙌🏿 Black Voices in Gaming
8th June 2022, 18:00 BST

As the Black Voices in Gaming series approaches its third anniversary, guest hosts Destinee Cleveland and Derrick Fields welcome Adam Kareem (Protodroid Delta), Egodi Beloved Elinwa (5 Force Fighters), Jordan Scott (Arbiter), Scott Popular (Ninjaman and the Six Golden Chains) and Khalief Adams (Spawn on Me). 


👋 Ukie Hub Crawl: Next Level Indies - Leamington Spa
9 Jun 2022, 16:30-19:00PM BST, 1 Mill Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1ES

The Ukie Hub Crawl is an essential series of events for those looking to broaden their knowledge or deepen their understanding of the key opportunities within the games industry. The Hub Crawl will feature an array of expert speakers sharing their insight around key industry issues.

🤗 Wholesome Direct
11 June,17:30PM BST, YouTube & Twitch. 

Wholesome Direct is an independent showcase organized by Wholesome Games. Each year the showcase features a selection of indie games that demonstrate the incredible range of themes, styles, and perspectives that games have to offer. 

🧡 Future of Play Direct
11th June, 18:30 BST, Online. 

On June 11th, Future of Play Direct will showcase games from your favourite studios and publishers from across the galaxy. Gear up for cosmic bangers from Kitfox Games, Fellow Traveller, Humble Games, Achimostawinan Games, and more!

🍽️ Lunch & Learn: Discover The Potential Of Apprenticeships
21 Jun 2022, 12:00 - 13:00PM BST, Online

Ukie and Into Games invite you to a Lunch & Learn Talk about Modern Apprenticeships – an exciting tool to level up your Hiring and Learning & Development approach as well as your Equity, Diversity & Inclusion drives!



🎪 Into Games Career Festival
22-25th June 2022, 10:00 –17:00 BST

As part of Games Career Week, we’ll be hosting totally free 4-day online careers festival for those looking to get hired in games! Come along if you’re looking for your next role, or you’re interested in what candidates are looking for when searching for jobs. 

We’ll be joined by: Media Molecule, Sumo Group, Creative Assembly, Rare, Hangar 13, Jagex, nDreams, Electric Square, Studio Gobo, and Payload Studios.

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

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