Articles15 Articles from the channel 'Gold Rush Game Maker'

Could coding lead to your dream job?

By Mixital
Could coding lead to your dream job?

From football and engineering to fashion and art, digital is an important part of most modern industries. Find out how learning a bit of code could get you noticed in your chosen industry and help you start your dream career.

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Get into game making and coding

By Mixital
Get into game making and coding

Find out more about coding and digital creativity - start your journey with online courses, code clubs and coding events.

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Introducing the Gold Rush Game Maker

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Introducing the Gold Rush Game Maker

In an epic journey, historian Dan Snow follows in the footsteps of the 19th century's last great gold rush. Dan and his team brave icy mountains, bears, wolves and worse.

Now with Game Maker you can create your own adventure.

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What will be your future digital career?

By Mixital
What will be your future digital career?

Take our test to see how your personality lends itself to the range of different jobs in the booming UK digital industry.

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Gold Rush Game Maker and The Digital Schoolhouse

Gold Rush Game Maker and The Digital Schoolhouse

The Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation and delivered by Ukie, is a national initiative backed by the games industry to inspire and engage teachers and students with creative computing and computational thinking using play-based learning techniques. Teachers trialled the Gold Rush Game Maker and associated teaching resources with a wide range of students and immediately saw the benefits.

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Teachers' resources - Play based activities

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Teachers' resources - Play based activities

You can teach your pupils coding and game making skills through play. These short, fun, standalone activities, from Digital Schoolhouse, can be dropped into any number of lessons - whether you are a computing teacher or not. 

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Teachers' resources - Workshops

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Teachers' resources - Workshops

Inspire your class with a game making workshop. You can book a free educational day at your local Digital Schoolhouse. 

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How big is the games industry?

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How big is the games industry?

The games industry has pretty much exploded over the past decade. Exciting developments in the ever-changing world of tech have made games more advanced than ever before. 

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Gaming job: Games designer

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Gaming job: Games designer

Games designers design new games, and will also remaster old games for mobile and the web.

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Gaming job: Games tester

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Gaming job: Games tester

A games tester plays games before they are released to uncover bugs and suggest other improvements.

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Are gaming jobs just for coders?

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Are gaming jobs just for coders?

Gaming gurus Dan and Phil are excited about the range of careers in the gaming industry right now. And it's not just about coding, there are thousands of different roles in game making - from voice actors, to storyboard artists, to games testers...

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Gaming job: Storyboard artist

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Gaming job: Storyboard artist

 Storyboard artists visually develop the entire story of a video game.

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Gaming job: Translator

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Gaming job: Translator

A translator converts the words in games into different languages.

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Gaming job: Voice actor

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Gaming job: Voice actor

Working with the video game's producers, a voice actor will bring the characters in a video game to life.

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Gold Rush Game Maker Paper Prototyping Kit

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Gold Rush Game Maker Paper Prototyping Kit

Making games is great fun - the best way to get going is with simple pen and paper. Prototyping with paper is widely used in the games industry. It is a combination of sketching and arranging ideas that can be immediately play tested.

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