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Blitz Games Studios student Open Days 2010– registration now open

October 30 2009, LEAMINGTON SPA UK Blitz Games Studios is pleased to announce that online registration for its 2010 student Open Days is now open.

Blitz Games Studios’ Open Days are now in their fifth successful year and for 2010 there will be three student days running on Friday 26 February, Friday 5 March and Friday 19 March, catering respectively to first and second year students studying any games-related discipline, animation students and final year students studying any games-related discipline.

As usual, the days will offer a broad introduction to the enormous range of skills and talents involved in creating games, as well as a studio tour and an opportunity to talk in depth with and get firsthand 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 11 January 2010.

“We’re extremely pleased to be announcing the Open Days for 2010,” says Education Liaison Manager Kim Blake.“Last year we had a record number of submissions and we hope that trend will continue. 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 skills that are needed in today’s thriving games industry.”

Student feedback from March 2009:“I just want to say thanks for yesterday, it was a pleasure meeting the staff and I had a wonderful experience, the event left me feeling very happy and inspired. I now have a much clearer idea of how to take the next step in my career.”

For more info, visit the Blitz Academy website:

www.blitzgamesstudios.com/careers/opendays

For more information on Open Days 2010:

See www.BlitzAcademy.com/Open_Days or contact Kim Blake, Education Liaison Manager at KBlake@BlitzGamesStudios.com.

For press enquiries only:

Contact Debbie Henderson, Assistant PR Manager at dhenderson@BlitzGamesStudios.com

About Blitz Academy:

Blitz Academy is dedicated to helping the next generation of game developers to learn the skills they need and develop their potential to its highest. It also includes our award-winning internal trainingsystem. Blitz Academy is a division of Blitz Games Studios which is based in Leamington Spa in the UK and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans Andrew and Philip Oliver. Its six divisions and more than 200 staff encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), proprietary middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy).

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