EGX Academy

Academy Live

Career advice from industry experts

Want to break into the gaming industry but need a little guidance? 

The Academy Live area gives you the tips and cheat codes you need to kick start your career. 

Meet likeminded people and have an extra pair of industry-professional eyes review your CV, application or portfolio at our popular Portfolio Sessions, or attend talks from games industry experts on hand to answer all your questions and offer advice on your next career steps. 

You’ll also be able to speak to a host of awesome publishers looking to recruit; the perfect opportunity to grab an application form and get your foot in the door of the gaming world. 

Check out the Portfolio pages for more information. We’ll also be revealing more details of our Academy Live area on social media, so keep your eyes peeled!

Also, if you’re a school group looking to attend the show, we offer discount tickets and free tickets with teachers who are coming along. If you would like to contact our bookings team they will be able to help you with creating an order. Please email:


Who are we

Creative Assembly is a craft-led studio with over 35 years’ experience. We make deep and detailed games that last and give our team the creative freedom to achieve their potential.

What are we doing at the show

As a multiple Best Place to Work Award winning employer, Creative Assembly will be sharing their expertise and experience with students and those looking to enter the industry. They'll be providing one to one portfolio reviews, guidance, insights and information to help others enter our fantastic industry.


Escape Studios is a Rookies Certified School, Unreal Engine Authorised Training Centre and also a Houdini Certified School, which makes their curriculum industry quality. In the past year their students have had their work nominated for awards including the World Film Carnival, Tokyo International Film Festival and the Hollywood Gold Awards. Plus, their alumni (Escapees) have worked on award-winning games, films and TV series, most recently including Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jurassic World Dominion, along with Oscar and BAFTA-winning films such as Dune, No Time to Die, 1917 and bestselling games Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted 2 and Forza Horizon.


The award-winning undergraduate and postgraduate computer games courses on offer at Abertay are among the best in Europe, according to the prestigious Princeton Review.

Our aim is to educate our students to become the innovators of tomorrow.

We offer industry accredited courses ranging from technology and programming-based to creative courses in design and digital media.

Many of our graduates and staff have worked with the biggest names in the games industry, including Rockstar, Ubisoft and Microsoft. Other have gone on to form successful companies in Dundee - a city famous for its status as a hub for games and digital media development - and around the globe. 


We create real games and digital products every day, using professional-standard studios and equipment. You’ll learn from tutors with experience at companies like EA Games and Square-Enix, and develop industry-level creative and technical skills.

Creating unique games means working in a unique way. So we anticipate the future of the games and computing industry, and collaborate with skill sets from across the creative world.


nDreams is a world-leading VR game developer and publisher. With nearly a decade of VR games specialism, nobody has more experience of creating commercially successful and memorable games across all VR platforms. Dedicated to improving accessibility into the games industry with the nDreams Academy and offering people of all levels the opportunity to develop their skills, this fast-growing company is hiring across all gaming disciplines.