Blitz Games Studios launches new series of live careers web chats

Blitz Games Studios today announces the launch of a new series of live web chats which will give participants the opportunity to get expert careers advice in a range of development disciplines direct from senior Blitz staff.

The first web chat in the series, ‘Meet the Programmers,’ will be hosted live on Monday 21 st May from 6:30pm GMT at  http://www.blitzgamesstudios.com/meet-the-experts, with participants able to access the session and submit questions from 6:00pm.

Experienced programmers from the company’s BlitzTech and R&D teams will be sharing their knowledge on a variety of topics aimed at aspiring newcomers to the industry as well as experienced coders looking to further their career in a new field or specialism.

Throughout the hour-long session participants will be able put their own questions to the Blitz team using the web chat session, by emailing  webchats@blitzgamesstudios.com  or via the Blitz Games Studios Twitter feed ( http:///www.twitter.com/_BGS_) and Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/blitzgamesstudios).

“Getting a job in games development can be a daunting prospect,” says Senior Events & Education Coordinator Kim Blake. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to tap into the knowledge and expertise of the people at Blitz, who all have valid and unique perspectives of the games development industry. This series of discipline-specific live web chats is the perfect platform from which to share this information in a constructive and helpful way. We’re also making it as easy as possible for people to join in – there’s no need to log-in or create an account, participants will be able to simply watch the session unfold or submit a comment or question with the click of a button.”

After each session the full web chats will also be archived on the Blitz Game Studios website, ultimately creating a highly targeted and useful discipline-specific resource.

Details of subsequent web chats will be announced on the Blitz Games Studios website and social media feeds.

Anyone interested in a career at Blitz Games Studios can find full details of all current vacancies and download an application form on the Studio’s careers website:   http://www.blitzgamesstudios.com/careers/

For all careers enquires, including applications, please e-mail  careers@blitzgamesstudios.com

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For all press enquiries please contact Natalie Griffith, Head of PR & Marketing at  ngriffith@blitzgamesstudios.com

About Blitz Games Studios:

Blitz Games Studios ( www.BlitzGamesStudios.com) is a highly respected, award-winning independent games developer founded in 1990 by industry veterans Philip & Andrew Oliver. Based in the UK (in Leamington Spa), it now employs over 220 dedicated and talented staff, and maintains a diverse portfolio that showcases its industry-leading, licensable development technology BlitzTech. It is currently developing Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two with Disney Interactive Entertainment and Junction Point Studios, while 2011 releases include Puss In Boots: The Video Game (for THQ/DreamWorks), SpongeBob Squarepants: Surf & Skate Roadtrip (THQ/Nickelodeon), Michael Phelps: Push the Limit (505 Games) and Yoostar on MTV (Yoostar/MTV).  


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