Public exposure to the videogame industry is at an all-time high in the UK. The government’s recent reform of the National Curriculum will allow students to be taught computer science over the much-maligned ICT; powerful game creation tools like Unity and GameMaker are cheap to try and easy to use, while commercial releases now routinely include extensive level editors; and then there are projects like the $25 PC Raspberry Pi, and high-profile contests such as Epic Games’ Make Something Unreal jam, which concluded at public consumer electronics event The Gadget Show Live.
Over the the next week, we'll be publishing a series of features offering advice on how to get a job in the game industry, links to which you'll find below. We'll continue to add to this page, so keep checking back. You can access all of our past features on starting your career in the game industry by visiting our Get Into Games topic page.
We investigate how higher education is meeting the needs of both the game industry and students.
Unity or Unreal? GameMaker, Maya or C++? We detail the technologies to learn to help you stand out from the crowd.
From PC to mobile, we present our pick of the best formats for making your first game.
EA Gothenburg, DICE and Criterion
The heads of three leading EA studios offer advice on getting hired in today’s competitive market.
Teesside University and Reflections
How a close relationship between a Ubisoft development studio and Teesside University is creating new opportunities for students.
University of Hull
An institution that boasts its own in-house development studio, and was instrumental in the creation of LCD technology.
A seaside university in a laid back town with a eye squarely set on teaching students about the cutting edge of gaming.
Howest College University
A Belgian college spread across two cities that aims to provide a studio experience from the beginning.
Multimillion pound investment in this long-established institution has resulted in cutting-edge facilities.
Southampton Solent University
A south-coast university that teaches its students to be flexible to succeed in a constantly changing industry.
University College of London
Providing postgraduates with skills they can use to invent transformative videogame technology.
National Film and Television School
A new game development course with a creative focus and a film school sensibility.
The French institute that encourages students to form studio-like teams, and where they may learn from Jordan Mechner.