Q&A with King’s 2019 GDC Scholars

Tech at King
Jun 13, 2019 · 5 min read

If one blog post isn’t enough, we have more answers from King’s 2019 GDC scholars on their experiences at GDC!

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For the fourth year in a row, in partnership with Diversi (a non-profit organisation which works for greater diversity within gaming), we offered female students a complimentary All Access pass to attend the 2019 Game Developer Conference in San Francisco and also an internship in one of our game studios. The scholarship is a part of our long term plan to encourage more female talent to join the games industry and so far has been a success, with all five scholars of 2018 joining King in full-time roles.

This year, the scholarship positions were tripled to fifteen, and the scholars have since returned from GDC ready to start their individual roles.

Ilke — Game Artist Intern — London

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What was the best session/talk you attended?

What from GDC will you hope to take back to your work at King?

Sandra — Game Developer Intern — Barcelona

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What was the best session/talk you attended?

Were there any tech sessions you enjoyed? If so, what was the session and why?

What attracted you to King?

Andrea — Level Designer Intern — Malmo

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What were you most excited for at GDC?

What from GDC will you hope to take back to your work at King?

Angelika — Technical Artist Intern — Berlin

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What was the best session/talk you attended?

Were there any tech sessions you enjoyed? If so, what was the session and why?

I loved Michael Buttner’s approach of including neural networks in a real-time scenario in Unity. That was, for me, the most advanced math talk. It uncovered the great hidden potential of using Neural Networks to solve difficult problems in performance-critical code.

Josefin — Level Designer Intern — Stockholm

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What attracted you to King?

Were there any tech sessions you enjoyed? If so, what was the session and why?

GDC is an opportunity for King’s scholars to learn more about the industry and to gain a greater understanding of not only what tech is used when developing a game, but other areas they may be unaware of before. This experience will be useful during their scholarship and hopefully beyond!

If you would like to join our Kingdom, check out the opportunities on our job page!

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