InitGame(2016); The Games Industry Insider Event

Saturday 22 October 2016

11.00am - 5.00pm

Venue: Wrexham Glyndŵr University, The Nick Whitehead Lecture Theatre, Plas Coch Campus, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW
For further details contact Rich Hebblewhite

The event is free to attend.
Open to BCS and non-BCS members.

Event site:

University site:

Organised by Glyndwr University in conjunction with BAFTA Cymru, Games Wales (North) and BCS Animation & Games Development Specialist Group.

Speakers Include:

  • Llio Wyn (BAFTA Cymru) - Supporting the Welsh Games & Media Industry
  • Anton Faulconbridge (Director/Founder, Rantmedia Games) - From Zero to Hero: Producing BAFTA winning games
  • Ian Thomas (Frictional Games & TaleSpinners) - Developing for Success on PS4 (SOMA Post Mortem)
  • Ralph Ferneyhough & Chris Payne (Quantum Soup) - Starting a Game Studio: A Beginners Guide

Event Overview:

Supported by BAFTA Cymru and Games Wales (North), the event is aimed at giving new company start-ups, SMEs, recent graduates and current students some insight into the various elements of the games industry and related technology through a series of lectures delivered by industry representatives.

The guest speakers range from single-person developers to indie & mobile companies through to AAA studios.

The event will close with an open Q&A session focussing on CV and Interviews tips along with advice on getting into the industry.

Some questions/topics may include:

  • What would be the thing(s) you personally would look for to distinguish a candidate?
  • Putting together memos and show reels
  • Worst interview experiences - i.e. what not to do

Provisional Schedule:

  • 10:00am - Registration + Tea/Coffee
  • 11:00am - Introduction by hosts including BAFTA Cymru & Games Wales (North)
  • 11:15am - Chris Payne & Ralph Ferneyhough of Quantum Soup
  • 11:45am - Toby Niesser & Martin Moss of Vivid Virtual Reality
  • 12:15pm - Ian Thomas of Frictional Games & TaleSpinners
  • 13:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:45pm - Anton Faulconbridge of RantMedia Games
  • 2:30pm - Video presentation by Turtle Games
  • 3:00pm - Introduction to Glyndwr Enterprise Lounge, Zone & Careers Centre
  • 3:15pm - Tea/Coffee break
  • 3:30pm - Game Industry Career Panel: Q&A, Portfolios & CVs
  • 4:00pm - Finish and thank-you

About Games Wales:

Games Wales is a voluntary organisation made up of leading academics and people from within the games industry in Wales. Our mission is to champion and promote games-making in Wales, to improve links between academics and industry professionals and to provide support through networking, training and social events. There are two official groups; Games Wales (North) and Games Wales (South).

Official site:
Games Wales (North):
Games Wales (South):