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Next Gen. Skills Recruiting Campaign Manager – £20k for six month, fixed-term contract (£40k per annum pro-rated for six months)
Building on the recommendations of the Livingstone-Hope Skills Review, Next Gen Skills is a new coalition of businesses who believe that the next generation need to be better equipped with the skills needed to grow the UK’s economy in a digital world.
Next Gen Skills is campaigning for:
The Future Games contest is being run by IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board programme, for the University of Abertay Dundee to provide small companies with up to £25,000 in grant funding for the development of prototypes that use games technology in new ways. The winning applicants will also benefit from having their technologies trialled with consumers, providing valuable feedback before they launch.
‘Zumba Fitness’ still remains way out in front at the top of the All Formats Entertainment Software Chart despite an 18% drop in sales this week. Disney are again Zumba’s closest rival with ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean’ (-8%) and ‘Cars 2’ (-21%) staying put at No’s 2 and 3. In another quiet week, the biggest movement comes from Nintendo with ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D’ (+59%) jumping back into the Top 10, up from No13 to No4 (its 2nd highest ever chart position), sales boosted further by the now more widespread price drop on 3DS hardware.
18th August 2011 - London, United Kingdom – Edinburgh Interactive 2011 which took place on the 11th & 12th August at The Radisson Blu Hotel on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh has been hailed the best Edinburgh Interactive in its 9 year history.
An extremely quiet week for new releases ensures 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ ( -7%) holds on to top spot in the All Formats Chart. It’s now 9 consecutive weeks at No1 (12 in total) for what has already become the 7th biggest selling third-party Wii title ever in the UK. The Top 10 titles shuffle amongst themselves with Disney’s ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean’ (+24%) the biggest mover, up 3 places to No2 thanks to retailer price promotions. Disney also find themselves at No3 with ‘Cars 2’ (-17%) a non-mover.
Edinburgh Interactive has announced details and participants for this year’s two days of FREE Public sessions in The Great Scottish Hall at The Radisson Blu Hotel on The Royal Mile, kicking off next Thursday at 10:00am.
Ian Livingstone, Clive Robert, Ken Fee, Nicholas Lovell, Graham Brown-Martin, Jo Twist and Derek Robertson are just a few of the great speakers we have scheduled to participate at this year’s two days of public sessions starting next Thursday.
505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+16%) just won’t quit, easily ahead of the rest of the pack at the top of the All Formats Chart again this week (outselling the next four titles combined!). This means that it has now had an impressive 8 consecutive weeks at No1. Even more impressive is it’s total of 11 weeks at the top which puts it in joint 3rd place (with two FIFA titles, FIFA: Road To The World Cup 98 and FIFA Soccer '96), although there’s still a long way to go to beat Who Wants To Be A Millionaire which had 18 weeks at No1 and Wii Fit which had 16 weeks.
Mark Gerhard, CEO of Jagex, will be speaking at this year’s Edinburgh interactive conference.
In his session, entitled The Multiplayer Revolution, Mark champions multiplayer online games as the future king of the industry. With the explosive popularity of multiplayer games coupled with the massive advances in internet connectivity, Mark explains that the future is in fact already here, that gamers themselves have already evolved, and explores why the industry is desperately playing catch up.
505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+5%) celebrates 6 consecutive weeks at No1 on the All Formats Top 40 (All Prices), giving it a total of 9 weeks at the top since the launch of the hugely successful Wii version. The title claims 17 straight weeks at No1 on the Wii Full Price Chart and in terms of unbroken weeks this is 3rd behind ‘Just Dance 2’ (23 weeks unbroken) and ‘Wii Fit’ (19 unbroken / 44 in total).