Published: 21 May 2018 at 14:00
Games industry is out in force to support 10th anniversary celebrations at Anglia Ruskin
Brains Eden, celebrating its 10th anniversary as the UK’s largest international student games festival, has sold out faster than ever before.
Hosted by Anglia Ruskin University, the special anniversary event takes place on Friday, 13 July to Monday, 16 July at the Cambridge campus, with a full roster of 35 international student teams – from across Europe and as far afield as China – competing in a 48-hour games jam.
Industry support for Brains Eden has flooded in from across the games, technology and education industries. Companies including ARM, PlayStation First, Sumo Digital and Frontier are returning supporters of the festival.
Dom Hood, Head of Art at Sumo Digital, said:
“Brains Eden is a great showcase of amazing, young talent from all over the world. It’s a great opportunity to get a glimpse of how this up-and-coming generation of game developers is thinking and to see what they’re making.”
“We’re delighted to be involved in the 10th anniversary of Brains Eden. Games play a hugely important role in learning today and we are actively exploring how they can be used to help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We’re excited to meet the next generation of digital innovators and see how they respond to the challenge they are set!”
“By bringing together passionate, talented and ambitious gaming students with leading figures in the industry, Brains Eden has significantly shaped the future of games creation in Cambridge and beyond. It’s great to see where creativity and drive can take you, and we are proud to host the event for the 10th year in a row.”
“The careers clinic at Brains Eden is a great place for students to seek industry input and advice on their portfolios. Equally, I’ve found it incredibly useful over the years to meet students and I’ve taken on several who I first met there.”