Colossal Games Joins Kingston University Computing and Information Systems Industrial Advisory Board

London, UK -  June 8 th, 2012 – Colossal Games is proud to announce that its founder and Managing Director, Charles Burt has joined Kingston University's Computing and Information Systems (CIS) Industrial Advisory Board alongside industry giants Google, Microsoft, IBM and EasyJet.

The purpose of the Industrial Advisory Board is to give advice on strategic issues relating to the direction of the University's professional activity and to dynamically review, its educational programme in partnership with the University.

“It is an honour to be providing input on Kingston University's computer related courses alongside such highly-regarded companies. The reason I studied games at University is because I found it difficult to find enough information and help to build my own games. I went into University with the aim of having built one small game by the time I finished the course, and I came out with six!” said Charles Burt, Managing Director at Colossal Games. “I find it hard to believe I would be sitting here today doing what I do best, without being educated first. I work closely with colleges and universities to help refine their games-related courses with the aim of improving the skills of the students who graduate from them. Ultimately we hope to provide better games in the future, and these are the people who will have made the games I will play when I have retired!”

Meetings are held twice a year at Kingston University in London, with each agenda set around a particular theme. The membership of the Board has been carefully selected to ensure an excellent representation of the industries Kingston University serves and, at the same time, to provide an opportunity for its partners to benefit from sharing their expertise.

The Head of Kingston University's School of Computing and Information Systems, Professor Vensa Brujic-Okretic, said Mr Burt would provide an invaluable addition to the advisory board. “We are delighted to have ambitious, agile, innovative companies as partners to help us in our work shaping the sophisticated games development professionals of the future,” she added.

Media Contact Colossal Games

Martin Snelling

martin@colossalgames.eu

Kingston University London Press Office

Nicky Baird

press@kingston.ac.uk

About Colossal Games

Colossal Games are a small indie developer made up of industry vets with almost a century of combined industry experience including a BAFTA award winning sound design team. The team has worked on a large number of AAA titles including Crysis, Harry Potter, Virtua Tennis, Fable, Buzz and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. For more information about Colossal Games, please visit: http://www.colossalgames.eu

About The School of Computing and Information Systems

The School of Computing and Information Systems at Kingston University London is the second largest school in the newly-formed Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. The School serves the profession by running undergraduate and postgraduate courses tailored to industry requirements. It also takes a leading role in research in a number of areas in computer science.

About Kingston University London

With more than 28,000 students, Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in south west London, offering an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The University is renowned for teaching excellence, has established itself as a growing force in research and is a pioneer in e-learning. The Sunday Times has praised Kingston’s record for teaching quality and positioning it “among the best in the modern university sector”.

   


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