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Games design students from Warrington & Vale Royal College present projects to industry experts 10:10 Games

Games design students at Warrington & Vale Royal College recently completed a live brief set by 10:10 Games, a distinguished employer partner working with the college’s Advanced Creative & Digital Skills Academy. This exciting collaboration culminated with students presenting their final projects to 10:10 Games representatives, who were incredibly impressed with the talent and high quality of work displayed.

Mervyn Ward Arthur Parsons and Nichola Newton

In their teams, first and second year students showcased their innovative projects to a panel of industry experts from 10:10 Games, including its Co-Founder and Design Director Arthur Parsons, who this year became a Fellow of the College at its recent Higher Education Graduation Ceremony. Arthur has made waves in the sector, with an impressive repertoire and two BAFTA nominations under his belt, making him a true inspiration for the college’s aspiring games design students.

Since the college’s Advanced Creative & Digital Skills (ACDS) Academy opened to great praise in September 2022, 10:10 Games have worked closely with staff and students to provide enriching opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. From the outset of this fruitful partnership, students have had the chance to work towards live briefs and benefit from an enhanced curriculum.

This most recent project saw students tasked with the development of their own videogame level, based around 10:10 Games’ upcoming release ‘Funko Fusion.’ Students had to choose an iconic scene from Netflix’s Stranger Things, which they turned into a 2-minute gameplay slice. They then presented this to the panel of experts who offered students crucial insights and feedback, enhancing their understanding of the videogame development workflow. These interactions have fostered valuable connections and potential future opportunities for the students.

Sam Kidman

“Each and every student has gained vital skills that will aid them in pursuing a future career in the videogames industry,” said Sam Kidman, Level 3 Games Course Leader at the college. “Tutors and 10:10 Games representatives all fed back just how impressed they were with the quality of work and employability skills demonstrated.”

Sam continued: “I would like to personally thank Arthur and the team for the amazing opportunity this collaborative project has opened up for our students. A special thanks to everyone involved who were able to visit the college over recent weeks. We know how busy you all must be, and both staff and students are incredibly grateful for the feedback, advice, and time spent with us.”

This project cements Warrington & Vale Royal College’s commitment to integrating industry practices into the curriculum, ensuring students receive plenty of hands-on experience and are well-prepared for their future careers. A huge well done to all of the students involved who have certainly made a lasting impression on the 10:10 Games team, whilst learning valuable knowledge and skills to take forward as they enter the world of work.

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