Microsoft launches Xbox Academy :
The sessions are “designed to inspire the next generation of games creators”.
“I’m thrilled that Playground Games is part of Xbox Academy and that our team members Maria Lee and Ryan Greene can share their experience and knowledge with games creators,” said Gavin Raeburn, studio director of Playground Games. “As a team, we are passionate about fostering new talent in the industry, such as with our 12-month placement scheme for university students from relevant courses. This event is another great way that we can pass on some of the expertise within the studio to inspire the next generation of game creators.”
“It’s a real pleasure to work with the talented people of Playground Games and Microsoft Store in delivering these sessions,” added Curtis Le Blanc, director of games at East London Arts and Music. “Many of the students at ELAM have started their education in games development and other areas based on the inspiration from industry leaders just like the people at Playground, so we know that sessions like this are invaluable in ensuring the huge opportunities for growth and employment in the UK are fulfilled.”
Spaces are reportedly limited, so to get involved head to the official website to register for one of four sessions offered online across 12th and 13th September. Participants need to be at least 16 years old to take part.
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