Skillsearch caught up with Harvey Newman, Senior Animator at EA DICE, to hear his thoughts on how to not only survive but thrive in what can be a very competitive industry.
We spoke to a few of the Indie teams (and the odd lone wolf) that took their new and in-development games to EGX 2019, to find out what they learned exhibiting as an Indie at EGX
Finally looks like summer is on its way, and what better way to celebrate the glorious weather than to sit inside, draw the curtains, and play some awesome new video games! Here’s my pick for May…
Monday 22nd April marks Earth Day 2019, which gives us a chance to reflect on the status of the environment and our treatment of it.
With Easter just around the corner, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the humble (or sometimes not so) Easter egg… No, not of the chocolate variety, we’re talking digital Easter eggs!
Our Animator and VFX Artist Consultant Sanson's monthly review of the games releases he's most excited about this month!
February saw Brighton's first-ever student Gay(M) Jam, to co-inside with LGBTQ+ History month. We spoke to the driving force behind it, Second-year Computer Science Games Student, Marc Walker about why Inclusivity in Games in so important.
Conferences don't come much bigger than GDC, so we've collated the best tips from the Twittersphere to help you make sure you get the best out of it.
Conference season is about to kick off with GDC 2019, so if you work (or want to work) in the Games Industry here's our guide to the ones you cant miss!
It's International Women's Day and the game studios are out in force celebrating their women! Here's a roundup of all the activity...
Looking for a new challenge in Recruitment? No cold calling required!
International Women’s Day is celebrated on Friday 8th March, so we spoke to some wonderful women in games to find out what inspires them.
Sanson's monthly review of the games releases we're all most excited about this month!
Talking money can always be a bit awkward, but when you utilise your Recruitment Consultant's experience and skills effectively you can secure the best possible deal, without having to do any of the tricky negotiating yourself. Here's how...
A huge majority of people think it will be harder for UK companies to hire after Brexit, but what's the truth and how can we prepare?
Games Recruiters' monthly review, featuring the titles we’re most excited about each month!
Since its conception, VR has had its up and downs. As we enter 2019 we take a look at how, and if, it's set to impact the future of not just gaming but other industries too.
We've all been waiting for it, and the first big GDPR fine is here...
There’s no escaping it and the Games industry’s obsession with ‘Crunch’ is nothing new, but in amongst all of the exposés and clickbait headlines an important topic is often overlooked - what are we actually doing to effect change?
How much power do the original fans hold over the success of remakes and remasters? And what can studios do to ensure their success with a new generation of players?
New year, new you? How about starting off with something you can do from the comfort of your armchair? Our first blog of the year tells you how to get your CV in shape for the New Year.
If you're thinking a job move might be on the cards in 2019, our Twelve Tips of Christmas will make sure you are in a good place to start applying come January.
Our Games team tell us what they're hoping to scoop up on Black Friday.
Recruitment can be stressful, there's no denying it but following our top tips can certainly help alleviate some of the pressure.
As International Stress Awareness Week hits we offer our thoughts on how business and staff can help do their bit to bring the nation's stress levels down.
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