Today we had the treat of talking to 16-17 year olds at Brinsworth Comprehensive School in South Yorkshire, before they might have even considered a career in games.
Brains Eden is a massive game jam participated in by 150 students from around the globe, giving them 48 hours to make original games based around a surprise theme. This years theme was displacement and we were there on the Monday to be part of the final day.
Congratulations to Sam Parras, winner of Search For A Star 2015, & Yan Knoop, winner of Sumo Digital Rising Star 2015!
The winners of the 2015 Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star competitions
All 29 of the games produced in the 2015 Search For A Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star competitions, listed for you to download and play for free
Announcing the finalists of the 2015 Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star student & graduate programming competitions
March’s Search For A Star blog is now live over at Develop Online, covering details about the second round process and why Exient have been a strong supporter of the competition for the past three years.
As of writing, there are over 15000 jammers registered to take part across over 500 sites worldwide, supported by dozens of leading international names from across the tech sector.
We’ve got a new article about the 2015 Search For A Star competition over at gamesindustry.biz, explaining the benefits of taking part in the competition and why it is so important for those wanting to break in to the games industry.
Our latest blog is now up, covering our time curating last week’s graduate-focussed Day 1 of the Launch Future Gaming & Digital Conference, featuring Microsoft Rare, Lift London, Modern Dream, Exient, Playground Games and more!