Playtonic Games, founded in 2015 are not only an award-winning development studio but now also a successful 3rd party digital publisher too having launched their label ‘Playtonic Friends’ in 2021. The company was founded by a core team of ex-Rare veterans responsible for helping launch many famous franchises such as Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie. […]
A couple of weeks ago the Grads in Games team went to meet with our partners at Playtonic – we sat down with Chris Sutherland (Company Director/Lead Programmer) and Simon Gerges (Head of Software) and discussed all things from collaborating with Grads in Games, what they look for in graduates and what brought them to […]
Well; that was unexpected! Grads in Games Awards nominees are now all in and recorded. Not only did you come out in force to vote for those working incredibly hard in games industry education, you broke our all-time record for submissions! It’s heartwarming to see so many messages of support for lecturers, students, studios and […]
Introducing our new Grads In Games partner Gamer Camp who are sponsoring our Search For A Star competition. Created and staffed by industry veterans, Gamer Camp is a unique finishing school for game developers (including coders, artists, designers and producers), designed to give graduates the skills and experience the games industry demands. Endorsed by the the […]
Our annual nationwide careers tour Get In The Game is back, and we can’t wait to get back on the road! Last year, we visited a total of 64 universities and spoke to over 3000 students at universities across the UK along with games industry representatives from Rare, Autodesk, Boss Alien, Exient, Perforce, Edge Case Games, […]
We reveal the winners of the Search For A Star Art 2016 competition, showcasing some of the best of the next generation of games artists.
This year has been our most exciting year yet, also being the first year that we’ve hosted competitions for both games code and art.
The finalists for 2016 are….
Games industry conference speakers confirmed for the 2016 Search For A Star Finals Day events
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!
Check out all that was on show during the first day of LAUNCH 2014 curated by Aardvark Swift & Grads In Games