UK’s largest student games festival returns for 2019

Places are filling up quickly for the Brains Eden festival, including entries from universities in the UK and Europe

Brains Eden, the UK’s largest student games festival, is returning to Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge from 28 June – 1 July.

Now in it’s 11th year, the festival focuses on games development, and centres around a 48-hour games jam, the theme of which is announced on the first day of the event.

Brains Eden encourages aspiring games developers and concept artists to practise, improve, and showcase their skills to those in the industry.

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Michael Reeve, a second year games design student and participant in Brains Eden 2018, said: “Being given the chance to speak to, and network with, a variety of industry professionals as well as other students helped me to understand and clarify where I can go with my career. Their experience and outlook on the industry has not only helped me figure out my next steps, but has given me potential contacts as well. I feel a lot more prepared for what comes after university, more so than ever before.”

Brains Eden has already seen over 40 participants places in internships, as well as 20 full-time positions.

Universities interested in registering a team can sign up at

The festival is also seeking sponsorship and prize donations from leading games companies. Those interested should contact

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