David Helgason records message of support for Get Into Games Challenge 2014 entrants

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We’re now a month and a half into the Edge Get Into Games Challenge 2014, the theme for which this year is ‘Protest’. To offer his support, Unity Technologies CEO David Helgason has recorded a message addressed to everyone who’s frantically trying to finish their game ahead of the June 30 deadline. Watch it below.

Get Into Games: Howest University on creating game industry ‘minions’

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There is no glass ceiling on what their graduates can achieve, says Howest University‘s Rik Leenknegt, a strategic advisor on their visual FX and game courses. But the Belgium-based institution is a proud production line for game industry ‘minions’ who can work anywhere in the world to the highest technical standards. Here, Leenknegt explains why… Continue reading

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

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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… Continue reading

Get Into Games: Epic opens its first ever Games Centre at Staffordshire University

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Epic Games’ European boss Mike Gamble opened the new Epic Games Centre at Staffordshire University last week, a partnership which will see students work exclusively with Epic’s UDK and also allow the studio host developer days at the institution. Staffordshire University already offers several videogame-related courses, and with the new Epic Games Centre it hopes… Continue reading

Get Into Games: lifting the fog on game technology

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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… Continue reading

Get Into Games: ‘Students should anticipate PlayStation 5′

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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… Continue reading