Cornwall has a thriving technology sector, and within this, we have a burgeoning community of developers, designers and coders working as part of the lucrative global gaming industry as well as the creative independent sector in the region. This area of development is going from strength to strength in Cornwall – read on to find out how to support and get involved.
Cornwall Games are a community of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly-based game developers and businesses, with the aim of supporting and highlighting the talent of local developers, demonstrate the services and games produced by local businesses and export Cornish culture in gaming to the rest of the UK & worldwide. They also promote games and related industries within Cornwall and showcase the opportunities that young Cornish people have in the region.
They host a number of excellent meetups, parties and socials around the county – visit Cornwall Games for more information, and view their dedicated jobs section for roles within the gaming industry. There are also a number of industry events you can keep track of here.
It has also recently been announced that Cornish developers have been part Round 8 of funding provided by the UK Games Fund. The fund is a non-profit organisation with the remit to support the UK’s early stage games development and digital interactive business and creative ecosystem in terms of both companies and individuals. Find out more on their website here.