Careers inspiration available at Leamington's new video games hub - The Leamington Observer

Careers inspiration available at Leamington's new video games hub

Leamington Editorial 28th Apr, 2023   0

GAMERS looking to work in the industry can find out more when the Leamington video games hub opens its doors next month.

‘Interactive Futures – Gateway into Games’ is a free one-day event taking place on Saturday May 13 at the Royal Spa Centre.

The day will be dedicated to inspiring the next generation to take a closer look at the multiple career opportunities and pathways the video games sector has to offer, with representatives from the ‘Silicon Spa’ cluster of studios including Lab42, Lively – a Keyword Studio, SEGA HARDlight, Sumo Leamington, Third Kind Games and Ubisoft Leamington all taking part.

This event is a one day special, dedicated to inspiring the next generation of talent into the video game industry and builds on the area’s reputation as being home to one of the largest video game development clusters outside of London with around 3,000 people employed locally in the sector.

Warwickshire County Council economy and skills spokeswoman Kimberley Fraser-Bell said: “There are so many great sessions lined up to appeal to anyone interested in a career in this exciting sector.

“The video games sector is a crucial part of the Warwickshire economy and offers incredibly rewarding careers due to the variety of opportunities and skills required. This is why we want parents to join as well to find out more.

“We are really fortunate that so many of the video games studios in our area are willing to give their time to take part in this event and I know it will be great fun for everyone attending.”

Warwick District Council economy spokesman Philip Clarke added: “We are so proud to be hosting this inspirational event and are thrilled that so many of our local video games studios have been involved in shaping the programme, to share their insights and experiences with the industry’s next generation. We would urge anyone with an interest in the sector to come along, it could be a life changer.”

Interactive Futures is being organised by WCC and WDC in partnership with local games studios.

Those wishing to attend are asked to register for their free ticket by visiting Local studios who would like to get involved should contact [email protected] for more information.


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