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Want to Level up Your Career in Games?

Game studios based in and around Brighton have created some of the world’s biggest hits, and are growing fast. To continue to succeed, these studios have to attract new talent, like you, people at all stages of their careers.  Programmers, artists, designers, product managers, analytic experts, testers and audio personnel are all being hired.  Your skills are transferable and now’s a great time to join the industry. 
 
We’ve gathered a series of resources to show you some of the opportunities available in this region and to empower you to begin or take the next step in your games career.

Meet The Studios 

Our Meet The Studios events gave you a  peek behind the curtain of some of Sussex’s most exciting studios, to find out more about them and what they look for when hiring plus top tips on applying for roles.

Thanks so much to our event sponsors, Edward Street Quarter. 

Edward Street Quarter is the £120 million redevelopment of the former AMEX House in Brighton, owned by mixed-use developer First Base and Patron Capital. The scheme will deliver 110,000 sq ft of flexible space for Brighton’s burgeoning media, gaming and creative sectors and wider corporate community, making it the largest provision of workspace to be delivered in the city since 1993.

Watch the videos from the events here:

Studio Gobo

Meet Studio Gobo: an absolute powerhouse in Brighton, employing over 200 people. They make console games for Disney, Ubisoft and Microsoft amongst others. Led by industry veterans, they create best-in-class console development and regularly win ‘Best Places to Work’ awards.

Watch our chat with Guy DeRosa, Head of Talent at Studio Gobo


MAG Interactive

Meet MAG Interactive: Experts in word puzzle games, MAG Interactive set up in Brighton five years ago. Responsible for hit games such as Wordzee, Ruzzle and Quiz Duel, this company has seen over 250M downloads. Truly experts in mobile gaming.

Watch our chat with Tone Brennan, Studio Manager at MAG Interactive 


Sprung Studios

Meet Sprung Studios: One of the world’s most established partners for UX/UI Design in games. They've got the expertise and experience to handle UX/UI design for the world’s top game developers. Established for more than 15 years, they have studios in Vancouver and Brighton.

Watch our chat with Patrick Green, Creative Director at Sprung Studios.


Unity

Meet Unity: An intuitive and flexible development platform, Unity is used to make wildly creative and intelligently interactive 3D and 2D content. The "author once, deploy everywhere" capability ensures developers can publish to all of the most popular platforms.

Watch our chat with Nik Carter, Recruitment Coordinator at Unity


TT Odyssey

Meet TT Odyssey: A small studio of 30 people yet with the support of multinational corporation Warner Media. Their focus is on ‘free-to-play’ mobile games with very high production values.

Watch our chat with Jason Avent, Studio Head at TT Odyssey


Snap, Finger, Click

Meet Snap, Finger, Click: A team of former Buzz! quiz developers, Snap Finger Click specialise in games designed for people to play together at home or online over streaming platforms like Twitch. 

Watch our chat with Martijn van der Meulen, co-founder of Snap, Finger, Click


Mediatonic

Meet Mediatonic: The creators of Fall Guys, Mediatonic have a team of over 240 exceptionally talented and seriously hardworking people, who’ve devoted their careers to crafting awesome original games.

Watch our chat with Luke Gibson, Director of Business Operations and Kat Mosson, Director of Talent Acquisition at Mediatonic.


The Chinese Room

Meet The Chinese Room: Evolving from the Half-Life 2 mod community, The Chinese Room made a name for itself with hit indie adventure games.  Another BAFTA award winning Brighton based studio, they are also part of Sumo Digital.  

Watch our chat with Dan Pinchbeck, Studio Director at The Chinese Room


Continue the conversation

Join the Slack channel to ask questions, share advice and get guidance on everything to do with careers in the games sector. This channel is free and open for everyone to join. 

Join the Slack group here 

Find out more about the roles in the games industry 

Find a role that best suits you with this great resource from our friends at Into Games 

Attend events

There are lots of community events you can join online. Here are just a few:

You can check out even more events on our events calendar

Free training

Studios have told us it’s not just qualifications they look for, but they really value self-starters who build their own games and portfolios. There are lots of free resources available online to help you get started with building your own games.

Unity have opened up their learning platform so you can learn, test and build

Check out live jobs 

Find the latest games industry jobs our jobs board. Some of the jobs you can expect to find are: Unity / Unreal Developer, C++ Games Programmer, Games Engineer, Game Designer, Technical Artist, UX/UI Artist (Mobile & Console), Engine Programmer, Environment Artist, VFX Artist, QA Engineer, Games Developer, Java Developer, Game Illustrator / Designer, Game Tester roles.

You can check out all games job here and sign up for our job alerts here.

About the author

Rebecca Groves

Hi, I'm Wired Sussex's Skills and Talent Strategy Lead. I oversee our skills and talent strategy for the regional digital sector. This includes the delivery of activity which addresses this strategy, such as our annual Talent festival, and working with members to help them benefit from our initiatives.

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