Published: 8 May 2015 at 09:00
Cambridge games festival is back for the seventh year running
Brains Eden, the UK's largest student games festival, is back for its seventh year on 26-29 June.
Anglia Ruskin University will welcome 30 teams of young games creators from across the UK and Europe to its Cambridge campus, to compete in a 48-hour games jam.
The festival, produced by Creative Front, is supported by some of the biggest gaming companies in the world, matching up the next generation of technical and artistic talent from national and international universities with gaming professionals Guerrilla Cambridge, PlayStation First, ARM, Unity and Jagex.
Brains Eden has become an integral part of one of the most important and booming sectors of the Cambridge economy. The city is a hotbed for technological advancement; home to a world leading digital creative hub, with many internationally-renowned games development companies employing over 80% of games industry professionals.
Mark Green, Senior Producer at Guerrilla Cambridge said:
Since conception, Brains Eden has grown in size and influence to become far more than a two-day games jam. It offers students an unrivalled opportunity to come face to face with influential industry representatives, pitch their talent against peers from across the globe, be seen by scouts from top gaming studios and find future job opportunities.
The festival will culminate in an awards presentation, awarding a freelance contract to the best Brains Eden Jammer 2015 at Guerrilla Cambridge, along with prizes in the Best Game and BE Mobile categories.
Creative Front, which is part of Anglia Ruskin University, is an initiative to stimulate, incubate, grow and further the creative industries in the Cambridge area.
Clare Green, Manager of Creative Front, said:
Visit the Brains Eden website for more information.