Gaming diversity

Social enterprise aims to improve diversity in gaming.

The Ahead Partnership is launching a programme to encourage more female and BAME students to engage with gaming careers.

Social enterprise Ahead Partnership has teamed up with video game developer Sumo Digital to bring gaming careers challenges to Sheffield schools.

The partnership aims to show young people the opportunities available within the games development industry; particularly women and those from BAME backgrounds.

Careers challenges will be rolled out to schools across Sheffield, focused on making clear the different roles available in game development, and the process of creation behind the computer games familiar to the students.

The challenges will run during the last two weeks of June, and will comprise of workshops focused on audio, art, design, and technical implementation. Winners of the challenges will be invited to a finale event at Sumo Digital headquarters in Sheffield in July. During the finale, finalists will compete for the chance to win a Nintendo Switch, and games Snake Pass and Team Sonic Racing.

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