Train2Game placement student employed full-time at game development studio

Train2Game student Laurence Gee has been given a full-time job by independent studio Brain in a Jar following a successful Train2Game work placement.

Read his thank you post below, or on the Train2Game Scribd page.  You can also read Laurence’s previous Train2Game student placement diaries. 

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Train2Game course update from QA Tester student Daniel Parkes

Train2Game student Daniel Parkes recently began a blog called How Train2Game changed my life. Now Daniel has posted a new blog updating us on his Train2Game QA Tester course progress in achieved 80% in his latest TMA.

Daniel also writes about his visit to GAMEfest in Birmingham at the weekend and some of the discussions he had with game developers. A SEGA game developer told Daniel that many of his colleagues started their careers at video game QA Testers, and it’s certainly a common way into the games industry.

Indeed, during Train2Game‘s time at Gamescom many games industry personnel including UFC Undisputed 3 Producer Neven Dravinski, and WWE’12 Lead Gameplay Designer Brian Williams told us that QA is an excellent way to get into the games industry.

You can see the full update from Train2Game student Daniel Parkes on his blog.

Train2Game’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier interview with Ubisoft

Train2Game was at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from 17th August to 21st August. While there, we spoke to three members of the Ubisoft Ghost Recon: Future Soldier team. They were Game Director Eric Couzian, Lead Game Designer Roman Campos Oriola and Associate Producer Thomas Leroux-Hugon.

In an in-depth interview with Train2Game they discuss new game design features for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, taking co-op into account during game development and adding Kinect motion controls to the game.

They also reveal how they got into the games industry and suggest how Train2Game students can follow in their footsteps.

Read the Train2Game Ghost Recon: Future Soldier interview below,  here on the Train2Game blog.

Train2Game interview with UFC Undisputed 3 Producer Neven Dravinski

 

Train2Game was at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from 17th August to 21st August. While there, we spoke with UFC Undisputed 3 Producer Neven Dravinski.

In an in-depth interview, he discussed what his role as producer involves, the game design process, the art & animation techniques used to model fighters, and much more.

Dravinski also reveals how he got into the games industry and gives advice on what Train2Game students should do to follow in his footsteps. Read the full interview below, or listen to it via Train2Game Radio.

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Train2Game industry experience diaries: the latest from Georgij Cernysiov & Laurence Gee

Train2Game student  Georgij Cernysiov is on a Train2Game work placement at Caspian Learning, while Laurence Gee is also on a Train2Game industry experience placement.

Read their latest Train2Game industry experience diaries here on the Train2Game blog, or on the official Train2Game industry experience diaries website.

 

Train2Game Artist & Animator Owen Jones From Liverpool speaks to Train2Game Radio

Owen Jones is studying to become a Game Artist & Animator with Train2Game. Train2Game Radio caught up with him to find out why he chose to study with Train2Game, how he’s finding the course and what he wants to achieve in a career in the games industry.  Listen to the interview at http://audioboo.fm/train2game

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The latest Train2Game student placement diaries

The latest batch of Train2Game student industry work placement diaries are now online for your reading pleasure.

Chris Robinson, William Alexander and Darren Price detail their experiences on placement at DR Studios, while Laurence Gee also provides an insight into working in the games industry during ‘crunch’ time.

Read about all of their experiences below or on the Official Train2Game Student Placement Diaries website.