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Young gamers who want to turn their hobby into a career can find out how at virtual event

Laura Kearns 18th Jan, 2021

YOUNG Warwickshire gamers who want to turn their hobby into a career can find out more at a virtual event.

Interactive Futures 2021 will showcase the talent and creativity of video game studios in the region.

The free event will provide insight into the many career options available within the games industry – along with practical advice and guidance for local students, young people and children.

It runs from Tuesday February 16 and includes advice clinics, a look at the studios which earned Leamington the name ‘Silicon Spa’, sessions for parents and a games night.

The video games sector in Leamington is the second largest in the UK outside of London and is home to some of the most respected studios in the world including Codemasters, Mediatonic, Ubisoft, Playground Games, SEGA Hardlight and Sumo Digital.

The event is hosted by Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council.

County county leader Izzi Seccombe said: “I am so pleased to see the Interactive Futures conference will go ahead despite the restrictions that the pandemic has imposed on us. For me, that absolutely embodies what I have seen in Warwickshire throughout the last nine months – people embracing technology to work around a problem, finding the solution and carrying on with what we need to do to make Warwickshire the best it can be.

“It is vital that we carry on and build on what has been achieved in creating the gaming cluster of businesses in Leamington. It is a source of employment for young people and has really put the region on the map internationally.”

Visit www.interactive-futures.com for more information or to book free tickets.

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