September 2021


Games Bootcamp will offer guidance on setting up in thriving sector

"We are very excited to deliver Create Central's training scheme, developed in consultation with the local video game industry."

Applications are now open for a Video Games Production Bootcamp, due to start in October, for Warwickshire people who would like to start a new career in the Games industry.

Leamington Spa has one of the UK’s biggest games industry clusters outside London, over 10% of the UK total games development sector, and the sector continue to thrive as, during the pandemic, many people turned to games for entertainment.

Working closely with the games industry in the region, Create Central, the trade body set up to turbo-charge the region’s film, TV and games industries, is working with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), which is funding the training, to help the region’s video games industry discover new talent, or to encourage people from other careers to switch to the games industry.

The forthcoming Video Games Production Bootcamp, developed in partnership with the games industry and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a great starting point to offer people a flavour of what to expect in the industry.  It will outline the basics of getting ready for the next step in your journey into this exciting career...and it is free for those who meet the entry requirements and live in a WMCA postcode.

The bootcamp will cover:

  • How do you produce a video game? Including schedule, measuring quality and controlling the budget
  • What is project management? Including methodologies, behaviours and contracts
  • Who makes up the development team and how to work with them? Including programmers, animators, artists, designers
  • What is involved in publishing? Including marketing and community building
  • How to get that job – support with your CV, applications, interviews, networks.

Alex Darby, Technical & Design Director of Darbotron Ltd and Create Central Member said, "We are very excited to deliver Create Central's training scheme, developed in consultation with the local video game industry. It has the potential not only to fix a talent shortage, but also to help address deeper industry issues by offering opportunity to a much wider and more diverse spectrum of people than existing pathways."

Entry requirements for the bootcamp:

  • You must be 19+ years of age
  • Have a permanent address with a WMCA area postcode
  • Have a passion for video games
  • Be IT literate to at least an intermediate level
  • Have strong organisational skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Be available for the full 6 weeks of the course.

For more information and to sign up please visit


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