23 Confetti Games students took part in this exciting project, which required them to work on a live brief. The programme – created by Into Games – has been developed to help students access the games industry, providing a game studio set brief and an introduction to workplace methodologies and tools.
“The virtual work experience was amazing and the team I had was a joy to work with. It was so different to what I had been doing before this and it felt like a real taste into what the games industry is like. It was a really great experience and I would recommend this anyone who wants to learn more in the industry.” Joshua, student
“I believe that the work experience I undertook with Into Games last year was an incredibly helpful step in my journey towards gaining a position in the games industry. I learnt many new processes, techniques, and skills which I am now able to take forward into future career opportunities and projects. One key core skill that I improved upon during this time was my teamwork, we utilized software such as Miro and Trello to work effectively during a remote work experience. My team and I completed the set task to a high standard, and it was an all-around great opportunity to partake in.” Wil, student
The week culminated with an online presentation by our students to a panel of games industry experts.
The work experience (VWEX) offered by Into Games was a fantastic experience for the Confetti students. With the games industry placing much weight on gaining experience within, the VWEX provided students the opportunity to work with real world UK games studios; multi-award winning independent game developer, Spilt Milk Sutdios. As well developing their technical skills, Confetti students had the chance to enhance their interpersonal skills through the collaborative project.
The process was handled from start to finish by Rosalie and her team, who kept us up to date with all schedules and plans, and remained in constant communication throughout with any issues or blips that arose. It was handled flawlessly and I wholeheartedly recommend “Into Games” in supporting your courses in gaining that all important industry engagement into your curriculum.” Chris Walton, Games Course Leader
The week was also a great experience for our partners at Into Games.
“The quality of the work produced and the positive feedback from students and mentors have been overwhelming so thank you for the time and energy that you put into making the week a success!” Rosalie, Into Games