Minions Lend Weight to Sumo
The concept behind the Steel Minions studio was always to help students to gain employment and internship opportunities within the games industry, but we had never dreamt that within 6 months of setting is up we would be sending 13 students over to Sumo Digital’s studio near Meadowhall. Sumo are South Yorkshire’s largest game developer and have a heritage that goes back to Gremlin Graphics in the 1980’s. We always stress to students applying to the games courses that getting placements and internships within the games industry is very hard – and it certainly is – but the Steel Minions studio has allowed us to capitalise on our relationship with Sumo to get an unheard of number of students into internships working on real console games. This is so unusual it even made the industry press. You can also find the official university press release here.
21 Jun 2011 / Jake / 0