News post by BCS

Britons looking to break into the gaming industry have been told that having qualifications in both maths and science could prove to be very important.

Phil Elliott, managing editor of GamesIndustry.biz , said there is a need for stronger education regarding both subjects if the industry is to see a successful new wave of games developers.

'I've heard many employers say that they often can't find enough people with strong enough qualifications in maths or computer science - and while those appear to be less and less popular at GCSE and A-level, they really can help with a career making videogames,' he commented.

The expert also claimed that the variety of techniques used in the industry means gaining relevant training can be difficult.

'While some companies choose to buy in technology platforms to create games, many still prefer to develop their own technology from scratch, so standards and methodologies can vary.'