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Ukie’s biggest ever Student Game Jam to take place at the London Games Festival

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Ukie’s annual Student Game Jam returns next week as part of the London Games Festival.

Now in its third year, the Student Game Jam will see 20 teams from Ukie’s Student Membership compete to win the Student Game Jam trophy.

The jam takes place on 4-5 April and will form part of this year’s revamped London Games Festival. In addition, Games London and Square Enix Collective have been announced as sponsors for the event.

The Game Jam will see teams from the following institutions take part:

  • Brunel University
  • University of Chester
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of East London
  • Goldsmiths University
  • London South Bank University
  • Nescot College
  • National Film and Television School
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Solihull College
  • West College Scotland
  • Westminster University

Each team will be mentored by a games industry professional throughout the 36-hour marathon, offering advice to the teams as they work. Mentors have been recruited from some of the biggest names in the industry, including: Creative Assembly, Marmalade, Ripstone, Sony, TT Games and Unity, to name a few.

The games produced during the jam will be judged by a panel of experts, including NextGen Skills Academy’s Managing Director, Gina Jackson, games accessibility specialist Ian Hamilton, and Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist, who said:

“Supporting the next generation of games talent is hugely important to securing the sector’s future creative pipeline. The Ukie Student Game Jam allows students to come together to learn new skills, explore new creative thinking, meet industry professionals and ultimately have fun. We can’t wait to see the work they produce.”

Find out more at the Ukie and London Games Festival websites.

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