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#Colchester: Calling all would-be Games Developers in North Essex

20 Nov #Colchester: Calling all would-be Games Developers in North Essex

The Eastern region’s best and brightest young games developers will be given a massive chance to ‘level up’ their performance in a free support programme that launches this month.


On Wednesday 23 November, the ‘Games Hub’ – created by veteran games designer Steven Huckle in partnership with the University of Essex and supported by Eastern Enterprise – will showcase home-grown talent and the opportunities available to local games designers. Building on its recent success – which has seen five companies established in its first 18 months – the Games Hub will be demonstrating what local talent can do.


There will be a chance to see new video and play-throughs from the games under development, meet the young entrepreneurs behind them and talk to Steven Huckle – whose work includes some of the all-time great games including Tomb Raider, FIFA, The Sims, DJ Hero and Transformers Universe.


Steven says, “The University has been incredibly forward thinking and really helping to make a difference to this. In the future Colchester will be competing with the likes of London, Brighton and Cambridge more as one of the major leading hubs of games and app development.”


“This is a free expert driven programme for those with aspirations to work in or set up their own games/app company. In the first 2 years I’ve had more than 50 people take part and have successfully helped 5 teams found their own company.”


When – Wednesday 23 November at 11am, duration of approximately 2 hours
Where – Unit 3 Block B, Knowledge Gateway, Nesfield Road, Colchester. CO4 3ZL (on the University of Essex campus)

What – See the games – video and play-throughs, see the Games Hub and meet the teams and the new intake of developer hopefuls.