Do you have contacts with your local university and games course students? Are you involved in local cluster activities? If so, please pass the link below onto your contacts to help us build activities in your area.
We’ve just launched the call for possible partners to the UK Games Fund project (to be launched in January 2016). We want to improve the way that talented individuals and teams can come together and create new and innovative games IPs and use the experience to:
- showcase their talent
- learn about the creative business process and
- use the project as a key part of their portfolio for either employment or self-enterprise routes
Paul Durrant (UK Games Talent and Finance CIC (UKGTF) Founder) said,
“We want to increase diversity (in all senses) within creative teams for the benefit of all, to find new ways that creative teams can manage their individual contributions to a project using smart contracts, avoiding pressure immediately to establish a company.
We plan to harness the support commitments from individuals and companies we are working with on the UK Games Fund to create a virtuous circle with all of these activities.”
Interested parties are reminded that this is not a call for funding. UKGTF is looking for organisations to volunteer to support the UK Games Talent project in mentoring roles (supporting the developer talent base across the UK), as talent developer hubs (where applicants to the UK Games Talent contests could be housed) and as reviewers of applications to receive support from the UK Games Talent project.
Deborah Farley, UKGTF Head of Talent and Outreach, said,
“There has already been a high level of interest in our talent offering and we are looking forward to connecting with the developer community across the UK to deliver a highly anticipated programme. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with universities, students and industry bodies to cultivate and showcase the high levels of games development talent we have in the UK.”