The 2nd May 2014 will be a date to remember for the class of students from Sydenham School for Girls, South London, when they visited us at Preloaded. Described as a potentially life-changing event by Head Teacher, Carolyn Unsted, the group of ten girls and their teachers had a ball when they got to not only tour the studio and learn about our different roles, but got to join in on a very real design workshop too.
The session started with an introduction to games development, explaining the different roles within the studio, roughly how the process works, and how they could look at game development as an exciting and tangible career aspiration, especially for girls.
It was a revelation to them about the scale of development, where some games have one or two team members, others can have upwards of 50. We discovered some things from them too ...