Train2Game Webinar - did your question get answered?

Train2Game's first webinar took place on Thursday 18th March 2010 and it was a great success.

We had over 146 unique views and some very hard hitting questions from the audience about Train2Game and the UK Games Industry as a whole. Some of the questions that didn't get answered are now available on the Train2Game website...

Terrfiying skill shortage more vital than taxes

Labour MP and tax break campaigner Tom Watson believes the most important issue for the UK gaming industry is not state-supported cuts in production costs, but instead the ‘serious challenge’ of a brain drain in the UK.... read more

The UK games industry will now receive tax breaks.

It was revealed today in Alistair Darling's last budget announcement before the election that the UK Games Industry will receive tax breaks.

TIGA CEO was jubilant on hearing the news.

“This is an inspired decision,” he said. “In backing tax relief the Government has chosen the future over the past, growth over decline, success over failure.”

He said tax relief will “increase employment, investment and innovation in the UK video games sector.”

Read the Develop article on this subject here...

Train2Game course content benchmarked by top gaming universities

Completing a Train2Game course is the same as completing two years of a Batchelor Degree

Its official! Train2Game courses have been benchmarked by the Qualifications Credit Framework as the equivalent to Level 5 of the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework - the final stage of Higher National Diploma Study, or the first two years of a Bachelor's Degree....

Read the full story here... - New and Improved!

We are proud to announce a raft of changes and additions to the website.

The first thing you will notice is the sleek makeover. We have a new, brighter look for the website combined with a sharp new logo that we think will go down a storm with students and visitors alike.

There is a lot more for you all to read and discover on the updated site too:

• More information on our courses Train2Game itself

• More in-depth information on the games industry along with useful background reading and a list of crucial organisations and websites
• New, updated study guides and course plans for Designer and Developer (a must read for all students!)
• An improved news feeds and press releases section
• A launch date for the Artist and Animator course (extensive course details to follow)!

The new look and new logo will also be making their way to the forums along with other improvements to provide our students with a better, more unique and more secure forum service.

The Art and Animation Course available from 12th April 2010

It has just been announced that the highly anticipated Art and Animation course will be available from Monday 12th April 2010

For more information as it becomes available please send us your details and we will update you. In the meantime, watch this space and local press for more announcements.

Train2Game speaks out in a webinar

If you’re interested in a career in gaming or have any questions about the video games industry, come and join Train2Game and TIGA’s webchat at 5.15pm on 18th March 2010 on Clive Robert (CEO) and Tony Bickley (COO) from DR Studios, and Richard Wilson (CEO) from TIGA will be available to answer all your questions. To find out more about the Train2Game webinar click here.