Five Games Programming students from SAE London recently attended the UK’s largest international student game jam. Brains Eden takes place every year at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and welcomes thousands of games enthusiasts over the three day event. Co-founded by Games Eden, Popleaf and Anglia Ruskin University, Brains Eden is a celebration of all things games, with attendees able to get valuable industry tips, attend career clinics, as well as take part in a Game Jam.
With this year the event’s 10th anniversary, it was important that SAE got involved. Karsten Vermeulen, Games Programming lecturer at SAE London commented: “Students get to listen to talks from people in the games industry, there is a Career Clinic held where students can meet game developers in the industry and get advice. It is a great event for networking.”
Jesus Sanz, Bradley Jackson, Connor Swannell, Nadi Adem and Oliver Friedman, all students at SAE London, attended Brains Eden which ran from 13 to 16 July.
Nadi Adem commented:
“Taking part at the Brains Eden provided me with the opportunity to meet and make games with like minded people who all care about making games as much as I do. Being able to speak with professionals was extremely valuable as i'm graduating this year and in need of guidance.
Overall the experience was priceless and i'm so glad that SAE took part in it while I was still around.”
The students got to work as a team to create their own game, while also learning valuable tips and making like-minded friends along the way.
“I was expecting to have fun, but instead I had a blast.” Jesus Sanz tells us.