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@sharkcustard says Gmaes Hub attendees ‘will get amazing expert mentoring and support

20 Sep @sharkcustard says Gmaes Hub attendees ‘will get amazing expert mentoring and support

Aspiring games and app developers are being invited to join the award-winning Games Hub as it gets set to launch its latest free 40-week programme.

The Games Hub has been hugely successful since its launch and helped establish more than five companies form and supported 50 amazing people to develp their game design and industry knowledge.

Success stories include Teaboy Games, Sketchbook Games, Novo Games, Nysko Games and Randomly Selected.

The Game Hub has 40 places available for those aspiring to start their own games or app development company. The programme will run for 40 weeks starting on Wednesday 19 October until May 2017.

The deadline for applications is the 30 September 2016, to apply simply complete the online form.

You can also email the Games Hub.

The Hub will be hosting two open sessions on Wednesday 21 September and Wednesday 28 September 2016 from 1pm to 2pm.

Founder Steven Huckle, from Shark Infested Custard, said: “Those successfully accepted onto the programme will get amazing expert mentoring and support from some of the best people in the world of games and the business of games. On top of that you’ll get space at the Games Hub studio at the Knowledge Gateway on the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus. There’s also a steady supply of tea, coffee and biscuits!

“Our free 40 week programme is based around weekly “expert” sessions. Sessions cover all aspects of game and business development including, games design, graphics, monetization, accountancy, IP ownership, marketing and business planning. All fully supported by highly experienced people from each of their specialist areas.

“Our aim is to continue help build and grow the video games industry here in Essex and East Anglia by giving you everything you need to be a success.”

More about the Games Hub

The Games Hub is an incredibly unique, award winning games and business development studio. Created, designed and founded by BAFTA nominated and top 10 Creative England top 50 Future Leader, veteran games developer Steven Huckle of Shark Infested Custard. Steven’s history spans almost 30 years of making games, from pixel artist to art director, with his work on titles such as Sensible Soccer, Tomb Raider, FIFA, The Sims, DJ Hero and Transformers Universe to name but a few.

Working in partnership with the University of Essex and based on their Knowledge Gateway and with the support of the Eastern Enterprise Hub, the Games Hub runs it’s exceptional and free, expert driven programme. A programme designed to enable those with the aspiration and passion to set up their own games company or enter the industry, everything they need to be a success.

In the hub’s initial 18 months and first three rounds more than 50 people have come through the programme and five teams have set-up and established their own award winning development companies.