Gaming enthusiasts meet gaming professionals!

Posted: February 7, 2019 at 9:53 am

The winners of the 2018 CODE>MAKE>WIN competition visited an award-winning game development company, Sumo Digital, as part of their prize.

The students visited Sumo Digital’s headquarters in Sheffield on Wednesday 16th January. This was a fantastic opportunity for the winners as Sumo Digital is one of the UK’s leading game development studios. Sumo has created games for major gaming platforms such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and many more. Their catalogue of titles includes: Dead Island 2, Snake Pass and Forza Motorsport 7.

The session began with a presentation from Sumo’s recruitment team who explained the different roles and disciplines which are involved in the creation of a game. They also talked about the level of higher education and the different routes prospective applicants would need to take in order to pursue a career within the different roles.

Following the presentation, the Sumo Digital team had set up four interactive workstations, each focusing on a different discipline involved in games development; Code, Art, Design and Audio. At each workstation, the students had the chance to ask the professionals as many questions as they liked and gain a deeper understanding of each area.

One of the students said: ‘I’m really interested in the Art side of games design and so it’s been great to actually talk to someone who does that for a living!’

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