Recent News

Playmakers wins the ActivateUTS ‘Initiative of the Year’ Award for 2023

Last Friday, Playmakers won the ActivateUTS ‘Initiative of the Year’ Award for 2023. This was the result of the efforts done on Playmakers Development Team (PDT) this year!

PDT is a student-led games studio run by Playmakers and the FEIT faculty, giving students first-hand experience on the process of games dev in a workplace environment, working collaboratively in a discipline-focused team structure.

Industry Talk by THALES: Immersive Simulations

Last Friday morning we had the pleasure of hearing from Philip Swadling, Chris Joslin and Andrew Sheldon-Collins from Thales where they explained what Thales is all about, some exciting work that has been done in the past and some novel advanced applications of familiar game technologies.

This talk helped further broaden the perspectives of the students, challenging ideas of what games are and how they can be used to achieve serious training outcomes in highly immersive simulations.

UTS Games Dev Alumni Hangout

It is my absolute pleasure to invite you all to a one-of-a-kind event: the UTS GAME DEV ALUMNI HANGOUT. 

We will be transforming the collaborative workspace into a party games arcade! Including: Consoles | PCs | Card Games | Board Games.

The aims behind this event are to: Give an opportunity for games alumni to reconnect, Hear some of your feedback on how the Games Development degree helped your careers, Present the opportunity to form the UTS Professional Advisory Board for Games, with 1-2 representatives from each graduated year group, Share thoughts on a proposal that UTS offers a Master’s in Games Development, Have an epic afternoon of fun.

7 years and counting: T&L Collaboration between Music and Sound Design + Games Development

It was great to see so many talented students at the 2023 Sound Project showcase earlier this week. The audience was very impressed with the quality of the Games created by the final years students of the Games Development Degree in collaboration with the Music and Sound Design students. Congratulations to you all, you have certainly raised the bar. Huge thanks to all the facilitators from FASS and FEIT who made the 7th iteration of this collaboration an absolute success.