Celebrate Games Careers week with our curated resources

20 June 2022

It is ๐ŸŽฎ Games Careers week โ€‹โ€‹๐ŸŽฎ

To celebrate we have pulled together a list of resources you can use in the classroom to inspire and teach your students about what a career in gaming could involve.

You can also read our interviews from last year. Take a look:

Rob Hewson is an indie game developer. He spoke to us about navigating the gaming industry, the game he is most excited to work on, and why being a #RaiseTheGame pledge partner is important to him.

Stuart Fraser shared the game that inspired him to get into the industry, the pros and cons of being an indie developer, and some advice for getting into a gaming career.

Andrew Gillett told us about getting started in the industry when you donโ€™t have a degree, how he went from working at a big gaming company to being an indie developer and tutor, and why his game Partition Sector unlocks photos of cats.

Primary resources:

If you are a Primary KS2 teacher, check out these fantastic curriculum resources:

Y4 unit - Programming B โ€“ Repetition in games

This unit explores the concept of repetition in programming using the Scratch environment.

Y6 unit - Programming A โ€“ Variables in games

Students will find out what variables are and relate them to real-world examples of values that can be set and changed before applying them to a game in Scratch.

Secondary resources:

Isaac Computer Science

In their latest blog article, hear from Helena Esborn Hejendorf Hansen, a QA Analyst, who spoke about her journey in the industry, how she became a QA Analyst and advice for students. Read it now.

There is also a game board your students can complete to test their knowledge on subjects related to gaming. Try it out with your class. ย