Your essential source of advice on starting a career in the games industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experienced industry professionals representing a variety of roles.
Get closer to the job you want
You’re keen, talented and maybe even have a little industry experience under your belt. But what’s the next step? Our friendly Careers Bar advisors are here to point you in the right direction.
Who’s it for?
If you’re serious about a career in gaming, don’t miss the opportunity to swing by the EGX Careers Bar.
Taking place within the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair area of EGX, the Careers Bar is manned, and womanned, by professionals representing roles from across the industry, all giving their time to support new talent in the industry they love.
Come here to talk CVs, courses, internships, work experience, freelancing, work-life balance or just find out about the day to day reality of working in the industry.
Before you head off
After your chat, consider hanging around to explore the rest of the Careers Area; the event is teeming with industry professionals, publishers looking for new recruits, and fellow gamers starting out who could become invaluable to your future network!
Calling all industry professionals!
If you’re a games industry professional with experience that could help a newcomer, why not give back to the community by offering your time at the Careers Bar. Please use the application form below to get in touch. Thank you!
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Creative Assembly: From character to animation
Join Baj Singh, Lead Character Artist, and Elliot Maren, Lead Animator, for this discussion on how a character goes from concept to model to animation, in Creative Assembly’s award-winning games. Hosted by CA’s Luke Johnson, who will be taking audience questions.
How to get started in Voice Acting
With JD Kelly.
Advice from Rosey Asquith, recruiter at Playground Games.
Types of producers in the games industry
With Nareice Wint from Lucid Games.
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BAFTA Crew Games: Mysterious Careers to Consider
With Natalie Winter (Actor, VO/Stage Combat/Direction), Nele Steenput (Character Artist VR Games, Cooperative Innovations), Nida Ahmad (Games UX Designer), John Griffiths (Lead Environment Artist) and hosted by Liam Blunden (Experienced UI Artist, Pixel Toys).
Dare Academy: Winners Announcement
Dare Academy is an annual games design competition powered by Abertay University. 6 teams have made the final this year, join us to see who will be crowned winner and take home the main £5,000 prize.
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Community Management: It's Not Rocket Science
With George Rule from Lucid Games.
I can't code, and I can't make art - how do I become a game dev?
A primer on how to build a skill set which games studios or publishers will find useful. With Sam Faulkner from Turbulenz.
BAFTA Crew Games: Routes into the Games Industry
With Amanda Blatch (Senior Artist, DR Studios), Adam Riches (Artist, Chucklefish), Laure De May (Programmer, ustwo Games), Ben Maltz-Jones (Social Media & Marketing Executive, Rebellion Developments) and hosted by Adam Boyne (Games Developer, BetaJester Ltd.).
Working In the Games Industry: Lessons learned from AAA, Indie and Mobile
Wih Kieran Nee from Mediatonic.
Level Design 101
With Oliver Walker from Just Add Water.
Nigel Twumasi - mayamada
With Jessica Kelly.
Getting On The Right Track: Everything you need to know about social and community management (including landing yourself that job)
With Jennifer Marshall from Codemasters.
BAFTA Crew Games: Crafting Levels – The Art of Design
With Christopher McGerr (Designer, Traveller’s Tales), Jacob Mills (Level Designer, Ubisoft Leamington), Tom Hughes (Games Designer, Supermassive Games), Jonathon Wilson (Level Designer, Hangar 13) and hosted by Rhianne Murphy (Narrative Designer, Sumo Digital).
Games PR 101
With Stefano Petrullo from Renaissance PR.
How to get my job running this Career Fair
With Charlotte Nangle from EGX.
Canis Canem Edit? Accessing industry opportunities from School or College
With Brandon Cole from Big Creative Education.