The gaming industry is becoming a voice for climate change awareness and sustainability. Instead of limiting this sea-change to veterans or current champions of our industry, the goal of this initiative is to encourage, inspire - and be inspired by - the future generation of game makers.
UKIE, Space Ape Games and Playmob are collaborating to deliver a Green Game Jam for students across the UK in October and November.
The award-winning Grads In Games initiative has launched its activities for the 2019/20 academic year. Signups are now open for our university careers events, and for our student gamedev challenges.
The Ukie Student Game Jam is back for its sixth year! Last years Game Jam was our biggest yet with over 260 students taking part across 55 teams.
Teams of Ukie Students from institutions all across the UK will be competing for victory on 5th & 6th November by creating the best game in a 30 hour period. There will be multiple prizes with the ultimate accolade of Ukie Student Game Jam Award winner 2019 being announced following a review by industry judges.
Ukie Student Conference Talks
For ease of access we have decided to upload all of the talk videos from London 2019 onto this page. This was an incredible conference with some very insightful talks.
#1: Kim Parker Adcock, OPM - Job Hunting in Games
Kim Parker Adcock, Managing Director - OPM
Kim talks about job hunting in games and getting the basics right.
On April 17th game dev students, challenge participants and finalists, academics, studio representatives and industry heavyweights all descended on Sheffield for one of the UK’s biggest student-oriented game development events, the Search For A Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star Finals Day, created and run by Grads in Games.
The University of Brighton partners with local AAA developers to host Brighton’s first GAY(M) JAM, a collaborative competition celebrating inclusion and diversity within gaming.
Dr Panagiotis Fotaris, Games course leader at the University of Brighton commented “With such huge potential as a storytelling format, games are a great opportunity to respectfully explore and depict various identities and orientations. The GAY(M) JAM allowed participants to develop games that promoted LGBTQ+ inclusivity and depicted sexuality in a positive way.”