We founded Grads in Games to help to bridge the gap between games industry education and employment. We do this through a number of schemes. Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star are a series of game dev challenges. Students take part in creating a game or game-ready asset to an industry written brief. They are then judged by industry professionals, which culminates in a memorable Finals Day event. Get in The Game is our university advice and careers talk. We partner with UK games studios, who assist us with presenting actionable advice, mentorship and guidance for those looking to make their career in games. From CV feedback to alternative routes into the industry, we provide a comprehensive package of hard-won industry insight. Find the site here.
As a founding partner of Game Dev Heroes, we look forward to annually celebrating the achievements of individuals throughout the industry. The video games sector is fantastic at bringing attention and accolades to studios and games. Game Dev Heroes extends the benefits to the creators, having their own skills and achievements celebrated more widely. We want these unsung heroes of the games industry to be able to have their contributions recognised, from brilliant developers and resourceful support staff, to inspiring management and positive role models. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of developers and games industry professionals, with shortlists released ahead of a presentation event which coincides with Develop:Brighton conference. Find the site here.