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We provide a series of networking events and workshops aimed at inspiring and informing industry/academia partnerships

Upcoming events:

The Power of Play
Ian Livingston, CBE, Chairman Sumo Digital,
Fighting Fantasy Author and BAFTA Award Winner

Monday 30th October, 5.45-8pm
Sheffield Institute of the Arts, S1 2AY

As part of the international Business & Innovation Network (BIN), the Club are running a networking event based on the theme of gaming and digital. BIN@ is an international network created in 2010 by three Santander University Network members (University of Sheffield, University of Porto and University of Sao Paulo).  

Ian has been described as ‘one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry’. He was the mastermind behind such iconic brands as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He will give an entertaining and visual account of his struggles as an entrepreneur in the 1970s when he and Steve Jackson set up Games Workshop, launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe, and wrote the multi-million selling Fighting Fantasy gamebooks series. His new book The Port of Peril marks the 35th anniversary of the iconic series.

From analogue to digital, he will give a brief history of computer games, past, present and future, detailing how ‘digital’ has transformed customer habits and business models, expanding video games from a niche market to a $100 billion global entertainment industry. He will also talk about the importance of having Computing on the National Curriculum to promote creativity, computational thinking and problem solving – meta skills for the digital.

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