It can be hard for aspiring game designers and coders to break into the field, and a lack of real-world experience can prevent aspiring developers from booking the job, a Dublin Mid-West TD has said.
Fine Gael TD, Emer Higgins is calling on all aspiring coders, game designers and those interested in music and sound effect creation for gaming to sign up for Quantum Zen’s brand-new incubator project, starting April 9th.
The project is being run by Lucan man, Michael Laskowski and will offer coders, artists and other gaming enthusiasts the chance to contribute to a real-life game design project and receive a credit for their CV, with the project remaining open to new members along the way, as space permits.
“I am delighted that Michael is running this project for all those looking to gain experience,” said Deputy Higgins. “Work in coding and game development is such an exciting and rewarding career and many young people have begun to dip their toe into this realm with the likes of Coder Dojo.
“But it can be difficult to know where to go from there and how to gain real experience on simple but professional projects that will show off your skills.
“This incubator project will do just that and give team members the opportunity to work on creating a gaming product that will be available for use afterwards as a showcase of your skill and contribution.
“The project will begin work on April 9th, but people can join at any stage throughout the project, space permitting and decide what elements of the game design process they feel they could best contribute to.
The project is open to all ages and abilities, kids included, the only requirement is a passion for the design process.”
As project creator Michael says himself: “If you code, design UI/UX, design graphics, compose game music or FX sounds…or have children who are good with crayons; you may enjoy joining the team.”
For more information and to sign up for this free project go to www.quantumzen.ie/incubator.html