Breaking into the Video Games Industry
Here we have listed some of our favourite resources on the web for people interested in getting into the video games industry.
These resources may also be helpful for those already working in the industry who are looking to advance their career.
| Cheat Mode|
|Description: Cheat Mode is the definitive guide for getting into and surviving the games industry. Written by an industry veteran this book contains interviews with industry professionals who make games every day. From Programmers to Designers, Journalists to Community Managers. Get real advice from staff working at studios.|
| Game Career Guide|
|Description: Packed with useful tools and resources including a career forum, digital counselor, course information, jobs and news. |
|Contact: Gina Gross||Email:|
| Get in Media|
|Description: GetInMedia.com offers a stockpile of career information: company profiles, job descriptions, and the inside scoop from media professionals to help you navigate the entertainment business. Get In Media’s writers chart the media landscape, offering news, interviews, and features that tell the stories of the people who make the stuff you love. The Games section contains a very useful breakdown and explanation of the different job roles within the games industry. |
|Contact: Terry Howard||Email:|
|Description: Plenty of useful links, tips, books, articles and tutorials for those interested in making games and working in the video games industry. |
|Contact: Will Kalif||Email:|
| Sloperama Productions|
|Description: My intent here is to help game biz aspirants learn what it takes to get in and move up in the game business. I write occasional articles to answer Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") about designing and making games - computer games, video games, even board games. Plenty of useful lessons for newcomers to the industry. |
|Contact: Tom Sloper||Email:|
|T: 0845 272 8795|
|Description: Created in 2008, Train2Game (T2G) is the only online blended learning college that offers people the chance to qualify as a Games Designer, Games Developer, Games Artist and Animator or Games QA Tester with a TIGA Diploma and was created to meet the specific industry skills shortages as recognised by TIGA.|
|Video Games Courses|
|T: +44 208 810 5889|
|Description: We are a company that specialises in putting potential students in touch with training providers. We do not run any courses ourselves and therefore will never request any money from you at any time, although a training provider may charge fees when you book a course. |
All training courses lead to industry recognised qualifications that will enable you upon successful completion to confidently seek jobs in the games industry.
|Video Game Designer|
|T: +44 208 810 5889|
|Description: If you have a genuine passion for video games then why not build an exciting career by helping to create games and earn a great living from actually making them! |
The UK games industry is the 4th largest in the world. 23 of the top 100 studios are based in the UK, which shows the importance of attracting new talent within the UK. Nearly all major companies from around the world have some presence here in the UK.