A paid apprenticeship and mentorship for womxn in video games.
Last year, Ubisoft Toronto and the Ubisoft Paris Studio launched the Ubisoft Future Women in Games mentorship. It was built from a desire to see more diverse talent enter, and flourish, in the games industry with the help of mentorship and hands-on work experience at a AAA studio.
This year we’ve renamed the program with a goal of including even more underrepresented voices who can bring their talents and backgrounds to the games we make. We’re excited today to launch Womxn Develop at Ubisoft: A mentorship opportunity for womxn in video games.
The Womxn Develop at Ubisoft mentorship aims to attract and develop diverse talent for our studios around the world. Players continue to benefit from different backgrounds, fresh perspectives, and new ideas. As a company, Ubisoft recognizes the importance of welcoming and supporting a more diverse group of people in our industry, teams, and communities. Read more about these initiatives here.
Winning applicants will receive mentorship from our experts across programming and game design, and hands-on game development experience through a paid apprenticeship. In spring 2020 Ubisoft Toronto welcomed four apprentices and juniors from the Ubisoft Future Women in Games program to our studio, who were embedded with production teams to grow in game design and programming. You can learn more about last year’s winners here.
This year’s challenge will again feature game design and programming streams. The application period for the game design challenge is now open. Eligible applicants will apply their design sensibilities across a multi-part game design challenge that will represent the production journey of a game designer at Ubisoft. Ubisoft game designers will mentor participants along the way, giving tips and insights to keep designers on-track and headed towards success.
Apply now to for the game design challenge.
As for the programming challenge, it will take place over an exciting weekend where participants will create a game entirely in C++ over 48 hours. On September 25, 2020 we’ll make the challenge API available for download, so programmers can familiarize themselves with its structure before the challenge weekend taking place October 23-24 , 2020.
To support participants on how they can tackle this technical gameplay challenge we will host mentorship sessions with Ubisoft programmers throughout October. To be alerted when these sessions are available, you can sign up here.
With more people playing games than ever before, we have an exciting opportunity to create inclusive entertainment that is truly reflective of our diverse world. We’re excited to see all the talent that this round of Womxn Develop at Ubisoft will highlight in our industry.
Explore more at https://toronto.ubisoft.com/womxn-develop-at-ubisoft/