• Getting Back in the Game

    We took a few willing volunteers, whose last experience of gaming was a few frantic years of Pokémon, and put them face to face with a plethora of great games. How would they react? Tom Plays… Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 We introduced Tom, a French student, to the...
  • ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ – Finding Your Career in the Gaming Industry

    Gaming is renowned for its difficulty, and getting into the industry surrounding it is no different. IMPACT quizzed a few who, thanks to a bit of luck and a lot of talent, have forced their way into the multi-billion pound industry that is gaming. This was their advice… So you want...
  • Motherboard Before The Mortar Board: Student Game Developers at the University of Nottingham

    Students are no strangers to playing games, but how about making them? We interviewed a few talented student developers to find out some of the intricacies of game development while at university. Dimitrios, a PHD student with Horizon DTC, found his love of creating games whilst he played them, “but...
  • Silicon Spa and the Rise of Gaming Clusters

    With a population of nearly 40,000 and at least 13 game developers based within, Leamington Spa has rightly earned its nickname of ‘Silicon Spa’; it represents the largest concentration of game developers in the world and one of a few gaming ‘clusters’ (many game developers geographically close together) in the UK...