Josh Dunlop, Teeside University, MA Concept Art for Game & Animation

Our Partners 2016/17

For the 2016/17 academic year, Grads In Games is supported by a range of partners from across the games industry.



Sumo Digital

Based in Sheffield, Sumo Digital are one of the largest independent games studios in the country. Founded in 2003 from the vestiges of the renowned Gremlin Interactive, Sumo Digital has spent the last 12 years working with high profile clients developing a range of popular cross-platform games.

Going from strength to strength, recent years have seen the studio open a new office in Nottingham, as well as increasing their visibility with a string of successful AAA titles and critically acclaimed games including LittleBigPlanet 3, Crackdown 3, Dead Island 2 and work on Disney Infinity.

Find out more about Sumo Digital here


Boss Alien

BossAlien is a world-class, award-winning game development studio based in Brighton, UK. Our games have entertained well over 70 Million players and that number is growing fast. Our games have held the number one slot in the free and top-grossing charts all over the world.

Find out more about BossAlien here


Playground Games

Playground Games was established in 2009, bringing together some of the most experienced and talented developers from the UK industry, with the vision to create big budget console titles for a global audience.

As the studio behind the Forza Horizon series, they have received considerable critical acclaim, with exceptional reviews for their most recent release, Forza Horizon 3.

Find out more about Playground Games here




HackerRank is a site for hackers from all over the world to solve programming problems in different CS domains like algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and to excel in different programming paradigms like functional programming.

HackerRank is building a community of hackers who will be able to discuss problems, learn, compete and collaborate together.

Find out more about HackerRank here 

nDreams are the largest developer and publisher of virtual reality games and experiences, having made VR titles for all leading VR platforms, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony Playstation VR, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard.

Their journey began in 2006 when they quickly made a name for themselves as the leading publisher for Playstation Home and as a developer of several alternate reality games. When VR opened itself to the market, Ddreams threw themselves.

Find out more about nDreams here



Epic Games are renowned for their innovative games engine Unreal Engine 4. The engine, designed for developers of all abilities, allows developers to create a diverse range of games from 2D mobile games to blockbuster console hits and impressive VR titles.

Besides their engine, Epic Games have also created fan favourite games Unreal Tournament, Gears of War and Infinity Blade.

To find out more about Unreal Engine 4 and Epic Games, click here 


Development Partners

Edge Case  Furious Bee


Supporting Partners




Radiant Worlds





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