We’re delighted that our Education Ambassador Futureworks, based in Manchester has recently seen two of its students receive prizes in the Grads in Games challenges.

The Grads In Games Game Dev Challenges are annual events for game development students across the UK and Europe, offering them the chance to showcase their skills in programming, design, 3D art, animation, and VFX.

Students participate in ‘Search for a Star’ and ‘Rising Star’ challenges, designed to mimic games industry recruitment processes. They create technical projects and polished game-ready assets, while receiving professional feedback. High achievers can earn interviews with industry leaders and win prizes including hardware and software.

This year there were two winners from Futureworks:

  • Emily Marshall (Game Art final year) – Search for a Star (Character Art)
  • Evan Goddard (Visual Effects year 2) – Rising Star (Games VFX)

Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman said: “Congratulations to Emily and Evan on winning these awards. It’s great to see Women in Games Education Ambassadors like Futureworks achieving success for their students in initiatives like the Grads In Games Challenges, and setting them up for future success within the games industry.”

If you would like more information about becoming a Women in Games Education Ambassador, click here – https://www.womeningames.org/ambassadors/education/