People often ask us ‘How can I get a job in Games?' Sadly, being ‘massively into games’ isn’t enough. Sorry!
When Katie got her new PS4 she set out on a journey to discover what games were getting other gamer girls excited... and why.
Play@Develop - our favourite day in the Games Industry Calendar! Here is what went down on the day and where we say a big thank you to everyone involved.
We take a look at the hottest games releases out in July. This month we have a bit of an accidental TV and film these running through it, so sit back, have a read and get ready for another epic moth of games releases!
As the cream of the Games Industry heads to our home City to Develop: Conference, we share our top tips for the perfect stay in Brighton...
The Games Industry Guide delves into the key questions YOU working in the games industry want to know. This time we answer "Could I be earning more if I moved jobs right now?"
Thinking about relocating for your next job in Games? Here's our guide to what to consider ahead of making that step.
At last, we’ve had some clarification of some changes to the visa system to help Games companies recruit globally.
We’ve been lucky to see some exciting big releases, including some major AAA titles, coming up in June, as the industry descends into temporary hibernation in anticipation of (E3)…Here's our top five!
It's an honor to be a finalist in the Develop:Brighton Develop:Star Awards in the Recruitment category!
As Workday roles and more importantly specific skills become more competitive, here are our top tips to make sure your Workday CV is as strong as possible, to help you to stand out from the Workday crowd.
As Mental health Awareness week comes to a close, we take a look at what Games studios could be doing better to combat Mental health issues at work and celebrate the studios that are leading the way in creating a safe, healthy working culture.
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.
If you work (or want to work) in the Games Industry here's our guide to the ones you can't 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...
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