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Retaining Talent in Turbulent Times: Strategies for Video Game Studios

Recently, the games industry has faced significant turbulence with studios large and small under economic pressures, resulting in widespread redundancies and in some cases, studio closures. This ha...

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Navigating New Realities: Recruitment Solutions Amidst Industry Disruption

The games industry has undergone a significant upheaval in recent months, characterised by widespread redundancies and in some cases studio closures. This wave of layoffs not only destabilised the...

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What To Expect For Your First Role In The Industry

Graduates - First Games Role Expectations

​What to expect from your first role in the industryYou’ve always known that you wanted to work in the videogames industry. From the day you picked up that controller, mouse, or even joystick, you...

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Advice For Getting Into The Games Industry As A Grad

Graduates - Entering The Games Industry

Advice for getting into the games industry as a graduate Whether you’re a recent or soon-to-be graduate, the prospect of being left up unemployment creek without a paddle can be quite daunting. F...

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Game Dev Podcast   Full Fat

#29 - Game Dev Podcast - Full Fat

​Aardvark Swift checked in with Full Fat’s Lead Programmer, Oli Brown, to find out more about their outlook on game development, the ideation process behind a #1 app store title, and the competitiv...

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#12 Aardvark Asks - Outerdawn - Caley Staveley

​Aardvark Swift recently sat down with Outerdawn’s People Operations Manager, Caley Staveley, to talk about how she got into the games industry, her role at Outerdawn and Outerdawn's growth over th...

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Game Dev Podcast   Outerdawn

#28 - Game Dev Podcast - Outerdawn

​Aardvark Swift recently sat down with Outerdawn’s People Operations Manager Caley Staveley, Studio Manager, Gustav Seymore, and 3D Generalist Alex Adjur, to gain insights from all angles into thei...

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#11 Aardvark Asks - Blazing Griffin - Neil McPhillips

​This week, Aardvark Swift chats to Head of Games, Neil McPhillips to talk about how he became interested in the industry, his journey through it and his current role and typical day at Blazing Gri...

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Game Dev Podcast   Blazing Griffin

#27 - Game Dev Podcast - Blazing Griffin

​Aardvark Swift sat down with the Scotland-based studio Blazing Griffin to find out more about their projects and accolades, their forward-thinking studio culture, and what it means to be at the cu...

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Game Dev Podcast   Games Grad Podcast

#26 - Game Dev Podcast - Games Graduates - Shomair Hanuk, Ewan Tennant, Andrew Patton

​As we approach grad season, Aardvark Swift invited some of the post-graduates we've helped placed over the last couple of years to join us in conversation and catch up on what they've been up to s...

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#10 – Aardvark Asks – 505 Games – Antonela Pounder

​This week, Aardvark Swift chats to Director of Global Community, Antonela Pounder to talk about her journey so far at 505 Games, what came before, and the lessons she’s learned throughout her time...

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Game Dev Podcast   505 Games

#25 - Game Dev Podcast - 505 Games

​Aardvark Swift caught up with 505 Games’ Director of Global Community Antonela Pounder to shine a light on the studio’s forward-thinking culture, the growth of the company in recent years, and wha...

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#9 - Aardvark Asks - Blackbird Interactive - Rory McGuire

This week, Aardvark Swift chats to CCO Rory McGuire to talk about his journey so far at Blackbird Interactive, what came before, and the lessons he’s learned throughout his time in the industry.​ “...

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Game Dev Podcast   Blackbird Interactive

#24 - Game Dev Podcast - Blackbird Interactive

​Aardvark Swift sat down with Blackbird Interactive’s HR Director Pam Lee, CTO Yggy King, and CCO Rory McGuire to take a deep dive into the studio's industry-leading culture and initiatives, projec...

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State Of The Video Games Industry

State of the Video Games Industry

​The last few years have brought with them a huge boom in the video game industry, both in revenue and employment. In the UK’s video game industry alone, full-time employment grew 54%, from 47,73...

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#8 - Aardvark Asks - Dovetail Games - Rob O'Farrell

​Aardvark Swift speaks to Rob O’Farrell, Chief Development Officer at Dovetail Games about his journey in the video games industry, from his beginnings over 30 years ago to his current role at Dove...

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Advice When Starting A New Job

Advice When Starting A New Job

​Whether you’re starting your first junior role or a seasoned veteran of the game development industry, strolling into a new studio, putting your best foot forward when integrating with a new team ...

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#23 - Game Dev Podcast - Dovetail Games

​This episode of the Aardvark Swift Game Dev Podcast with Aardvark Swift sees us host Fiona Turner, Senior Talent & CSR Executive & Rob O’Farrell, Chief Development Officer at Dovetail Games to tal...

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Pros & Cons of In-Studio, Hybrid & Remote Working in the Video Games Industry

​For reasons we needn’t mention, “working from home”, “remote roles”, and “hybrid-working” are a group of buzzwords and concepts that have since pushed their way to the front of the queue of public...

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Dealing With Stress

Dealing with Stress

​There are three things that are certain in this world; death, taxes, and encountering work-related stress. Whether your job is a means to an end or your dream career, the stress of workloads, diff...

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