Blitz Games Studios is pleased to announce that the 2012 Open Days have been the most successful yet, welcoming 61 students over three separate events.
In their 7 thconsecutive year, the Blitz Games Studios 2012 Open Days are now over and have once again been a huge success. Welcoming a wider variety of participants than ever before, the Open Days provided the opportunity for game development students to gain valuable insight into the industry and speak with both industry veterans and newcomers.
Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from everyone who participated, with the afternoon breakout sessions by far the most popular part of the day; students were able to get helpful, constructive feedback about their work from someone who is actually doing the job that they want to do.
Interactive entertainment trade body UKIE also contributed to the success of the events by providing a generous travel fund for students.
“A huge thank you once more to UKIE for their support which allowed some students to attend who would not otherwise have been able to,” says Senior Events & Education Coordinator Kim Blake. ‘We’re delighted that this year’s Open Days have again been such a success; it’s a pleasure to be able to offer such opportunities to talented game development students and we look forward to hosting next year’s Open Days. Registration for the 2013 events will open in September this year.”
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About Blitz Games Studios
Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded by industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver. It now has more than 220 staff and its five divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), serious games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), licensable middleware (BlitzTech) and its education division (Blitz Academy). www.BlitzGamesStudios.com
The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment or UKIE is a trade body that represents the whole of the UK’s video games and wider interactive entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 (and formerly known as ELSPA), UKIE’s membership includes games publishers, developers, service suppliers and the academic institutions that support the industry.
UKIE works with government to champion a range of issues including age ratings, education and skills, tax incentives and protecting intellectual property rights. It also works with the media to ensure true and accurate representation of the sector by raising awareness of the industry’s positive economic contribution and the societal benefits of gaming to policy makers, regulators and consumers.
One of UKIE’s key roles is to support its members by providing them with key market information, promoting careers and offering the business support services, training and best-practice knowledge to enable them to operate most effectively.
In addition, UKIE works with GfK Chart-Track to compile weekly, monthly and annual retail charts and sales reports for the UK market.
The association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) www.ukie.org.uk