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Blitz Academy - Open Days 2011

Students, stop watching Countdown and get a job.

2 NOVEMBER 2010. LEAMINGTON SPA, UK. Blitz Games Studios' Student Open Days for 2011 will be held on Thursday 24 February, Thursday 10 March and Thursday 17 March, catering to second, third and final year students studying any games courses or games-related disciplines.

Blitz Open Days have been running successfully since 2005, and next year’s will offer a broad introduction to the enormous range of skills and talents involved in creating games, as well as a studio tour and the opportunity to talk in depth with and get first-hand feedback from experienced development staff.

The Open Days are free to attend but all applicants must complete a work sample in order to be considered for a place. The closing date for work sample submission is Monday 10 January 2011.

"We're extremely proud to announce the sixth year of Open Days from Blitz Game Studios," says Kim Blake, Blitz Academy’s Education Liaison Manager. "We'd also like to remind students that these days aren't just aimed at those who are doing games-specific degrees. We positively welcome submissions from those studying maths, computer science, illustration, pure animation and so on – all subjects that teach the skills needed in today's thriving games industry are welcome."

Some student feedback from the March 2010 Open Days:

“Really inspirational… Fantastic advice during breakout session!”

“Thanks for the insight into the industry.”

“Thank you so much for the great day!”

For more information: see www.BlitzAcademy.com/Open_Days or contact Kim Blake,

Education Liaison Manager at KBlake@BlitzGamesStudios.com.

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About Blitz Academy:

Blitz Academy’s key aims are to share knowledge, develop employees as trainers and encourage all staff to participate in structured training programmes designed to improve skills (creative, technical and interpersonal), morale and productivity. Blitz Academy also incorporates the company’s education outreach initiatives, including a detailed careers advice website intended to assist educators as well as those seeking a career in games. www.BlitzAcademy.com

About Blitz Games Studios:

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded by industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver. It now has more than 220 staff and its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), licensable middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy). Blitz Games Studios also runs the Blitz 1UP initiative, which is an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles to market on a variety of platforms. www.BlitzGamesStudios.com

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