Steel Minions Pledge Support for Code Make Win 2018

Posted: July 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Sheffield Hallam University’s student games studio Steel Minions has pledged their support for this year’s Code>Make>Win.

The Steel Minions Game Studio was launched in 2010 to provide students on Sheffield Hallam University’s game development degrees with a commercial game studio environment. In 2015 the Steel Minions became the world’s first university-based game studio to create and publish PlayStation 4 games. The studio is based inside the Cantor Building as part of the University’s department of Computing.

Students at the university are chosen to work in the studio based on merit, and the projects worked on form part of their degree. Many of the students who have worked in the Steel Minions have gone on to work at blockbuster console games at local game studios like Sumo-Digital. The studio is now supporting younger coders and developers around the city by getting involved with the Code>Make>Win competition.

Dr Jacob Habgood, Reader in Game Development at Sheffield Hallam University said, “The Steel Minions studio has helped many talented students at Sheffield Hallam University to realise their ambitions of working in the games industry. Therefore it’s a huge pleasure to be able to help inspire the next generation of young talent by judging the Code->Make->Win competition. The studio team are very excited and can’t wait to see all the creative ideas that come out of it! ”

Code>Make>Win will launch on 24th July and will accept entries in the following categories:

  • Games Ideas
  • Games Design
  • App Ideas
  • App Development

Entrants can enter on their own or as part of a team and have until 28th September to submit an entry. To enter the competition, you must be between 10 and 16 years old and live within the Sheffield area.

For more information on entering the competition visit www.codemakewin.org.uk

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