Game Production Taster

LearnPlay Foundation

Area’s support can be offered

Sandwell   Dudley   Wolverhampton   Central   Walsall

contact us

Where is it?

The Boot Factory, 22 Cleveland Rd, Wolverhampton, WV2 1BH

Duration?

11:00 – 16:00 8 day placement with flexible frequency (2-8weeks).

Overview of Support offered

A set of short sessions to give participants an insight into games
development.
Mentees will be given the chance to take an inside look at the
games industry, using powerful development engines to design
and create games. The course will involve workshops and projects
tailored to be fun and rewarding while improving technical skills
throughout. The course takes place at our creative media offices in
Wolverhampton which are filled with designers, video producers
and web developers – it’s the perfect environment to skill up in the
world of game development.
Participants will be partnered up with a buddy to act as a friendly
face and key point of contact throughout and the course is suitable
on a one-to- one basis or in small groups, which makes it flexible
and exciting however the participant prefers to work. The course
lasts for 8 days and covers a range of tasks including:

    • Planning and storyboarding,
    • 2D and 3D games development,
    • 3D modelling,
    • Basic coding,
    • An individual project with support from an experienced

developer.

We can accommodate for groups of up to 8 if necessary and
there’s no need to have any development experience or to bring
any equipment along – the most important thing is the motivation
and interest to learn more about how games are made!

Is this activity linked to;

Increasing confidence   Increasing motivation   Increasing Optimism   Improving employability

Where does this support fit into my journey?

Engagement   This is me   I’m up for it   I’m ready   I’m on my way

Session type

Individual   Group
Minimum No. 1   Maximum No. 8

what equipment should i bring

None required

Outcomes expected

Participants will be encouraged to see the gaming industry as a
realistic career path and understand the skills and training required
to pursue it. There is a naturally expectation that participants will
develop soft skills – team building, communication, confidence as
well as Maths, English and IT.
The placement–styled nature of the programme encourages
participants to develop a routine, get acclimatised to a work
environment and build confidence working with teams and
contributing to projects.
Following completion of the programme, options for both in-house
and ASDAN accreditation are available (for an additional £150)
and successful participants will be offered a guaranteed interview
which (for the right candidates) may allow progression to an
apprenticeship involving games development.