Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist reveals this years Ukie Student Game Jam theme "Empowerment".
21 teams from across Ukie’s UK-wide student membership compete over 48 hours between 17-19 May.
This is the fourth year that Ukie have run the competition, which is designed to increase student’s learnings outside of the classroom and give them tangible game making experience, as well as building links between the educational institutions and industry.
There are two different awards up for grabs one for the "Best Game" and the "Acessibilty Award".
Ukie Student Game Jam Winners Collect Their Trophies
Ukie congratulated 'A Loaded Teaspoon' from Brunel University for winning the third annual Ukie Student Game Jam 2016 by presenting them with their trophies today.
The team won the prestigious Ukie Student Game Jam trophy, as well as the award for the most accessible game.
Ukie Student sponsorship programme now open for gamescom 2016
Ukie manages the UK industry pavilion at the world's biggest games industry trade shows, providing hassle-free and stand services for UK games businesses big and small.
CBI chief's "spotty nerds" gaff shouldn’t mask woeful maths and computing A-level take-up for girls
Three Video Game Ambassadors share their experiences of working in the games industry
Rocksteady studio encourages local youngsters to build the career of their dreams
"Don't spend a lifetime running away from what you're good at" was the message from artist Glen Saberton from Rocksteady Studios as he addressed primary schoolchildren from inner city schools in Camden yesterday as part of a new careers initiative backed by Camden council.
Successful UK games projects on Kickstarter raise more than £5.5m
An excellent analysis of UK Kickstarter projects has been published by Nesta’s Creative Economy Researcher Juan Mateos-Garcia. He collected data for 678 UK video game projects between Sept 2011 and Jan 2015. A number of interesting findings were shared:
Make or Break: The UK's Digital Future
Ukie today welcomed the House of Lords Select Committee on Digital Skills report 'Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future', published 17 February, calling on government to recognise the link between digital skills, infrastructure and future competitiveness.
Mayor of London asks Ukie to investigate capital's digital skills needs
Digital Schoolhouse resources used in new CPD toolkit from Computing at School (CAS)
Published by Hodder and funded by Microsoft and the DfE, CAS has produced a free toolkit for teachers. The QuickStart Computing CPD toolkit is designed to help deliver inspiring computing lessons in primary and secondary schools.