GI Live Academy – Free Student Event

GamesIndustry’s GI Live Academy is a free, digital-only event that takes place in Discord from October 27th – 29th. Professionals from some of the UK’s biggest games studios, plus a few famous faces, will be dropping into the Discord to take part in roundtables, advise students on pathways into video games, review portfolios, and share insight into their role, and what it’s like working in videogames.

From voice actors to programmers, artists to musicians, producers to journalists, GI Live: Academy will be three days filled with expert advice on breaking into the industry. Students can sign up here.

GamesIndustry has partnered with Total War developer Creative Assembly, to provide a range of masterclasses and expert speakers across all three days.

GI Live Academy Speakers include:

  • Chloe Bonnet, lead cinematic animator, discussing motion capture
  • Douglas Pennant, development manager, will tell attendees how they can prepare themselves for game production
  • UX designer Anna Wikstorm and lead UI/UX game designer Alex Tokmakchiev will give participants an intro to UI and UX in video games

Other developers taking part include Ubisoft Reflections, Sumo Digital and DR Studios.

During the event, students can watch keynote presentation, take part in live Q&A sessions, join intimate industry roundtables, and meet with games professionals one-to-one. There will also be surprise guests throughout the show. Last year, video games luminaries including Charles Cecil and Rhianna Pratchett joined the discussion.

The final day of the event will be focused on the next steps students can take to begin their journey into the video games business.

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To find out more, see the full schedule and register for GI Live Academy, visit the event website.

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