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Gamification: game design isn’t just for computer games

You've just levelled up. You've won another badge. You've found the key, upgraded from a knife to a sword, and beaten the level boss – wow! This is the process

Game dev blogs to follow when starting out in games design

If you've already started out in indie games development, you're probably already aware of the bigger blogs like Gamasutra, Pocket Gamer, and Games Radar. But there are few other blogs

The Games Hub in Uganda

  9.08.2017   gameshubadmin   Events, News   No comments

So what's this all about?I’m just back from a week in Kampala, Uganda, setting up a new branch of The Games Hub. I wasn’t sure quite what perspective to put

The Essex Digital, Creative and Cultural Festival

  3.08.2017   gameshubadmin   Events, News   No comments

Last month we attended the University of Essex's first Digital, Creative and Cultural Festival, where we opened up The Games Hub teaching to a new range of students. The festival

Five reasons for indie game devs to attend gaming festivals

At The Games Hub HQ, we've been reflecting on all of the gaming festivals and events we've been to this year – you might have seen us at the Rapture

How do you get into games development without a computing background?

One of the questions we get asked a lot at The Games Hub is whether or not you need a background in computing to come onto the programme. And while

Work experience students at The Games Hub

  29.06.2017   gameshubadmin   News   No comments

The Games Hub studios have been busy so far this summer, with several of our teams staying on to continue with their development work after the programme concluded earlier in

Five top tips for marketing your game on a budget

Today we caught up with Teaboy Games, who've just launched their latest mobile app game Pendulum. Having launched the game just over a week ago, Frazer tells us his top

Norwich Games Festival: in pictures

  11.06.2017   gameshubadmin   Events   No comments

It's been one week since we got back from Norwich Games Festival. Teaboy Games, Lost Words, Nysko Games, Arplex Studios, and Flitch Games all took their games to the festival,

The Games Hub Presentation Day 2017

  31.05.2017   gameshubadmin   Events, Teams   No comments

Thanks very much to the teams who presented last week. They all did a brilliant job of showcasing their games and provided an interesting look at where they're up to