The Ukie Student Conference will be based during the Games London Festival at Somerset House on 30th March. There will be exclusive talks from industry insiders from all sectors such as PR, game development and esports.
This year the conference is sponsored by Playground Games, Epic Games, OPM Response and Games London.
Ukie is looking for diverse and interesting stories and content, to give students as wide a perspective as possible of what it’s like working in games and how successful careers can built.
Ukie is bringing our annual Student Conferences to Abertay University on the 27th November.
There is still time to sign up to this insightful conferences. See below for full schedule and sign up link!
Green Game Jam Winners Revealed!
With 380 students participating in the Green Game Jam, across 80 Teams, this was always going to be a difficult choice. The jam – which took place on the 5-6 November across the length and breadth of the country - tasked Ukie’s student game jammers with creating compelling games to raise awareness of key climate issues amongst players.
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.