Into Games was launched in January 2019 to make the a career in the video games sector more accessible to a wider range of young people by connecting the dots between education and industry.
It was born from a pilot programme that ran in the Summer of 2018 called, ‘Playingfield’ which brought together young people on free school meals with local studio staff through the medium of a games jam.
After a UK wide consultation and cross-sector research period, Into Games was was formed, with a focus on collaboration and building partnerships. Our board is made up from leading industry experts and educators.
Our work includes;
Building long-lasting links between education and industry
Supporting people from childhood all the way through to their career
Providing clear, concise and easily accessible careers information
Creating world class mentorship and work experience opportunities
Our approach is;
Inclusive and rooted in making the industry more diverse
Led by collaborative partnerships and industry expertise
Focussed on long term, sustainable and scalable impact
“We loved it”
"They had such a good time at, Playingfield - they learnt so much in such a short space of time. It’s definitely had a huge impact on the children "
— Sarah, Mum of Playingfield attendee