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Hello Everyone 👋

Welcome to another Into Games Newsletter!

We have some exciting opportunities for your students to share with you, so let’s get stuck in 👇


✍️ We want to hear from you! In order to improve our newsletters, we’ve put together a short questionnaire to learn more about what kind of content our readers want to see. If you have 5 minutes to spare, we’d love to hear your thoughts!

▶️ In case you missed it - you can check out our live-streamed ‘Careers in Games: Dundee - Levelling Up Careers Advice for Your Students’.

💭 How EDI Can Empower the Games Industry - Take a look at our blog post, detailing how Equality, Inclusion, and Diversity can empower the games industry and key advice for students looking to get into a job in games.

💡 Missed out on our event at WASD? Catch up on the key takeaways from our industry speakers in our newest blog post! 



💖 Limit Break Mentorship
Applications are now open! 

Limit Break is a mentorship program aimed at underrepresented people working in the UK games industry. Participants are paired with a mentor who is an established professional in their field. Applications are open to mentees who are postgraduate, or graduating in 2022 and can commit to 6 months of mentorship!  


✍️ The Orwell Youth Prize 2022 - Send Us Your Game Designs! 


Using the writings of George Orwell as a starting point, the Orwell Youth Prize aims to inspire entrants in school years 8-13 to think and write about the world they live in and issues that matter today.

This year's theme is COMING UP FOR AIR: WRITING THE CLIMATE CRISIS - and they are particularly encouraging entries in the form of video game design. Check out the resource we helped create all about how to write in the form of games

“As we all know, combating the climate crisis and ensuring the safe future of our planet involves making some difficult decisions. Many of the best games are also based around challenging decision-making, where each choice you make has an impact on what your options are going forward. We believe that gaming is fertile ground for thinking about politics and society.” - Orwell Youth Prize. 

The deadline for submissions is the 22nd of April 2022.

🏆 The Rookie Awards 2022 are still open for entry - the world’s leading contest for aspiring creatives in games, animation, visual effects, immersive media, motion graphics, and 3D visualisation.


🎓 Games Education Summit 2022
21st-22nd April, 9:30-16:00 BST

This influential conference gives games educators and developers a forum to discuss the biggest issues in games education and recruitment, network with colleagues, and hear from diverse young learners and developers about how to unlock their pathways into games.

Better yet, your students can attend for free


🏕️ Fireside chat with Iron Gate Studio
22nd April, 9:30-10:30AM BST

Speakers Lisa and Robin from Iron Gate Studio will be discussing what it’s like to work in a small team with a game that blows up?

🎮 Ukie Games Demo Day
28th April, 11:00-13:00PM BST

The Ukie Games Demo Day event takes place online, and attendees will be able to watch the showcase of the games of 8 chosen finalist participants to a panel of industry experts and see their feedback. This event will be followed by a virtual networking period, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the participating studios! 

Key Resources

🎨 Secrets to Successful Concept Art - In this ArtStation series, Mighty Canvas artists discuss how to be a responsible concept designer. Viewers will learn the critical thinking processes that professional concept artists use, and about the need for efficiency when making production-quality work. Watch to find out how different concept artists work together to make a unified vision and story for a game or film.


💼 Careers in Games: Dundee - How to Land Your Dream Job in Games - In our Careers Seekers version of our Dundee event, we invite guest speakers to discuss important subjects such as games work experience, how students can turn their games hobby into a career, and more! 

♟️ Designing Great UX into Your Game Board and Pieces - GDC talk from UX expert Jason Schklar who presents a summary of findings during a series of “Board Game” UX exercises, and some tips for making games easier and more fun to learn.

Design Workouts 


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


🐰 Easter 🐰 


Next Monday we’re hopping into some EGGxtra special Easter-themed briefs! The briefs will range from creating the Easter Bunny’s apprentice, writing all about an expert chocolatier, to playtesting some Easter-themed games! 


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

From The Community 

This week we’ve seen some amazing art being shared in our discord!


Here are some highlights: 



Olivia Kate - Schoolism Study


Liam Peachey - Jungle Temple WIP

Josh Hunkin - Watercolour Practice: Birch Blossom 


Lixxie B - Pastel Racer

Highlighted Media 

💰 Get an idea of how much your students could be earning in the Games Industry with this UK Game Dev Salaries Spreadsheet.

That’s all from us, see you in a fortnight! 👋

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