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This Week @ Into Games - Mar #3

Hello everyone 👋

We're halfway through March! We hope the weather is starting to warm up where you are.

But if not, kick back with a cuppa and take a look at the latest news from the games industry! 👇

Highlights 

🦸‍♀️ It’s Women’s History Month! Check out our thread on Twitter all about our incredible female Into Games Champions.

💖 Wholesome Direct is returning! Submissions for games are NOW OPEN! Enter your own indie games for consideration, or fill in the content creator form to collaborate! 

🤩 We’re coming to Dundee! Join us in-person or online for our one time only Careers in Games event on Tuesday, March 29th!

Events

Join UKIE and learn about the Tentacle Zone Incubator - A free four-month virtual games incubator programme for early-stage developers from underrepresented groups that aims to skyrocket your business & help you with technical know-how, mentoring, & connections throughout the programme.


🏕️ Friday Stories | The Future is Fanfic with Jake Forbes at Star Stable Ent
18th March, 9:00-10:30 GMT

Jake will be discussing how having a more fandom-friendly approach to game creation can be a powerful tool for encouraging creativity, engagement, and authenticity. 

🤔 "Do I Look Like A Gamer?": Video Game Careers Roundtable

24 March, 17:30 GMT


💼 Careers in Games: Dundee

29th March, 19:00 GMT

Join the live stream and learn what you can do to prepare yourself for a job in the games industry! This event will include a series of 10-minute talks that will include: 

⭐ Advice for college and university graduates on building their portfolio and CV. 

⭐ Free resources, advice and communities you can join to grow your skills and networks.

⭐ What local studios and games organisations look for in a new hire, and what they like to see in an application.

⭐ How you can best prepare yourself for application, interview, and your first day.

🗺️ Navigating Neurodiversity in the Games Industry

Friday 1st April, 16:00 GMT 

Celebrating World Autism Acceptance Week we’ll be joined by Dom Shaw (UKIE) and Cai Jones (Freelance Audio Designer) to discuss getting into the gaming industry while being neurodivergent. We’ll be having an open discussion about neurodiversity in games, talking about the obstacles you can face, and how to overcome them. There will also be time for Q&A.

Job Listings

 
Marketing Communications Officer
OKRE // Flexible Remote


Animator
Flatter Than Earth // Remote

2D Animator
Stormy Nights // Remote


Community Manager
Infernozilla // Remote


Concept Artist
Blankhans // Remote

Key Resources Of The Week 

 
🎨 Character Creation for Games - A FREE huge playlist full of videos hosted by Into Games Champion and Freelance Concept Artist Shayleen Hulbert in association with Pixologic ZBrush.

⚙️ WE CAN FIX IT IN UI - A mega collection of UI resources all collected into one place! 

✍️ Games Animation Portfolio Guide - Want tips on how to improve your animation portfolio to prepare yourself for applying to the jobs above? OPM Jobs has got your back!

Courses 

 
💜 Code Coven: Introduction to Game Making Courses - All courses are now completely FREE! These courses are exclusively available to marginalised genders and will be teaching you how to use Unity.

Design Workouts


Make sure to join our Discord NOW to take part in the upcoming design workout: 

 

⚔️ KNIGHTS ⚔️

 

We’ll be challenging our community members to make epic bosses, legendary weapons, and write a tense roundtable discussion. 

With prompts for artists, writers, and a secret WILDCARD challenge - it’s the perfect time to battle our briefs! ⚔️

Winners of the challenges have the chance to win a 1-2-1 career advice session with an industry professional.

For inspiration, check out the winners of our most recent Design Workout: 
 

🌼 Gardening! 🌼

From The Community 

 

As always, our Discord community is full of so many talented people! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights this week!

Here are some highlights: 


Skylar - Pottyrat

 

🎵 Check out this epic boss theme ‘Shadow Of The Past’ by Desertanu to give you some inspiration for our upcoming design workout!



Emily Yu - VIGILRS76

Highlighted Article 

 
📈 Read the full 2022 UK Games Industry Census by UKIE to get an insight into attitudes towards the workplace, demographics in the games industry, and mental health and neurodivergency in the games industry. 

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

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