Next week sees our amazing Games Hub start its 4th round!
We’ll have more than 30 new aspirational starters taking part as the multi award-winning programme kicks off on Wednesday. They’ll be joining the current teams just as we move into our new studio space in a couple of weeks time. It’s with huge thanks to both the current teams and the University of Essex that all this is possible. The new building gives us both a workshop room for the new teams and more dedicated office space for the current ones, we’ll have more hardware (and decent stuff too!) and a meeting room!
We’re still looking for a marketing intern to join us to run the websites and all things press, publicity and social media, once someone is in place the much needed new websites and migration of all thing Games Hub should get done.
Obligatory press release below.
University’s new ‘Games Hub’ to help young developers to ‘level up’
Will the next ‘Halo’ and ‘Minecraft’ come from Essex?
The Eastern region’s best and brightest young games developers will be given a massive chance to ‘level up’ their performance in a free support programme that launches this month.
On Wednesday 23 November, the ‘Games Hub’ – created by veteran games designer Steven Huckle in partnership with the University of Essex and supported by Eastern Enterprise – will showcase home-grown talent and the opportunities available to local games designers. Building on its recent success – which has seen five companies established in its first 18 months – the Games Hub will be demonstrating what local talent can do.
There will be a chance to see new video and play-throughs from the games under development, meet the young entrepreneurs behind them and talk to Steven Huckle – whose work includes some of the all-time great games including Tomb Raider, FIFA, The Sims, DJ Hero and Transformers Universe.
Steven says, “The University has been incredibly forward thinking and really helping to make a difference to this. In the future Colchester will be competing with the likes of London, Brighton and Cambridge more as one of the major leading hubs of games and app development.”
“This is a free expert driven programme for those with aspirations to work in or set up their own games/app company. In the first 2 years I’ve had more than 50 people take part and have successfully helped 5 teams found their own company.”