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    Get Into Games: BAFTA winner thanks ‘God’ Terry Cavanagh

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    at 10:06am April 16 2014
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    There are many routes into the game industry, but seldom will the path be easy. That’s a truism BAFTA One To Watch award winners DOS Studios can vouch for, and then some. Most of the team met up in their native Norway to create a game as a final year project in their Game Design…

    Get into Games: Jon Hare’s mission to get top graduates into game jobs

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    at 05:32pm March 14 2014
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    Veteran developer Jon Hare hopes to expand a scheme that connects game graduates and employers. And he believes the focus on designing full games and learning professional practices provided by his Business and Universities Game Syndicate (BUGS) initiative will help reverse the UK game industry’s slide down the international development pecking order. “If we want…

    Get Into Games: Dare To Be Digital 2014 offers aspiring developers a chance at BAFTA glory

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    at 04:00pm February 28 2014
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    A development competition which offers students and recent graduates a shot at BAFTA glory is once again open to entries. Dare To Be Digital, run by the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland, is looking for teams of artists and programmers to pitch game concepts and win professional mentoring and funding to put their ideas…

    Get Into Games: Media Molecule, Naughty Dog and more to flock to Teesside’s Animex festival

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    at 04:00pm February 7 2014
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    Animex is a week-long festival celebrating games, animation, comics and visual effects through a programme of talks and workshops. It prides itself on being an inspirational, inclusive event where students and those starting out in game development get the chance to meet and learn from experts hailing from a number of big-name studios. It’ll be…

    Get Into Games: 1,030 reasons Abertay will help to shape the game industry

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    at 04:00pm January 31 2014
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    If you asked industry insiders to name the most influential people in games, the same household names would keep cropping up and few of them – if any – would be educators. As respected as he is within the industry and academia, Gregor White would probably be among those overlooked in favour of the development…

    Get Into Games: lifting the fog on game technology

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    at 01:00pm December 22 2013
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    In the bowels of the University of Sunderland’s Media Centre, tucked behind banks of screens and empty boxes of kit, sits Mike Pinchin, senior lecturer in video and new media. He’s a man with a passion – scratch that – an obsession with new tech and the power of games to enhance learning and reconnect…

    Get Into Games: ‘Students should anticipate PlayStation 5′

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    at 02:00pm December 1 2013
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    A leading games academic believes anyone seeking a career in the industry should be looking beyond the current generation of consoles in anticipation of an immersive play revolution. Adam Barton, course leader for Southampton Solent’s BA (Hons) in Computer and Videogames, says the fanfares heralding PS4 and Xbox One are justified, but warns they could…

    Get into Games: £12.5m to fund cutting edge games research

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    at 11:01am November 24 2013
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    A consortium of UK universities has won a major slice of a £350m government investment to fund doctoral research into games. York University, Goldsmiths College, University of London and the University of Exeter are partners in the scheme, which is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and could benefit up to 55…

    Get Into Games: Havok offers Project Anarchy and crowdfunding tips to aspiring developers

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    at 10:17am November 17 2013
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    Game industry hopefuls are being invited to show off their wares and mix with professionals at an event being hosted by Northumbria University in Newcastle. The evening is the latest initiative by Game Kettle, a network for developers and wannabe games professionals in the north east of England. Organisers hope it will give new coders…

    Get Into Games: US and UK numeracy slump echoed in games intake

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    at 12:00pm November 10 2013
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    A leading games educator believes the average numeracy level of students coming to university to prepare for a career in development has plummeted in the last 15 years. But Warren Viant, head of computer science at the University of Hull, says the changes are partly down to the fact more people are going into further…

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