Category Archives: PH20 Grant

Piotr Pieńkowski at Gamedec.UKW

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20 January: guest lecture and meeting with Piotra Pieńkowski, long-time editor-in-chief at “Świat Gier Komputerowych”, veteran editor of other video game magazines, and author of recently published board game “Zombie Attack”. We talked about game journalism, video and tabletop game industries, investors and crowdfunding, and about prospects for cooperation with Gamedec. Piotr now runs Dom Mediowy Sukces, with three gamedecs currently in mid-term of their grant-funded job practice and three others to join soon. Piotr spent three hours with us – thank you for your time!

Staszek Mąderek and H2.0

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On 5th Nov we had a meeting with Stanisław Mąderek, film director, screenwriter, FX specialist; an author of music videos, commercials, other video content. Known for his Star Wars-inspired project Stars-in-Black. In his talk, he focused on practical training for jobs in creative industries, such as film, advertising,  video games etc. Pictures in this album on FB.

H2.0 Internships Stage 3

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In September the first stage of grant-funded 3-month paid student internships was ended. Over summer holiday, 9 gamedec interns worked for Huuuge Games, Valkiria Network and Better Leaders Academy. In October, 15 more gamedecs started collaboration with Huuuge Games, Vivid Games, CDP and Kuźnia Gier/Gry Na Zamówienie. On the other specialisation tracks at Humanities 2.0 (e-journalism & social media; e-writing and computer editing), 13 people went to: Enjoy Media, Express Media, Emocni, Agencja Nice, Rotopino S.A., and Municipal Culture Center in Koronowo.

Now, in November, we are entering Stage 3, with 19 gamedec interns at three game stores in Bydgoszcz (Pegasus Game Center) and nearby Toruń (Feniks and Grajfer), or joining the intern team with Vivid Games or CDP or Kuźnia Gier/Gry Na Zamówienie. On the other specialisations, people go to: PESA, Emocni, Agencji Nice, SDL, Wydawnictwo WM, Wydawnictwo Świadectwo, Rotopino S.A., ASPOL, GraffArt.

Also remember: the 3-month paid internship is not the whole job practice for our students. In the 3-year programme we have no less than 20 months of mandatory collaboration with stakeholders outside of university (though it is usually unpaid). 4 moths per semester, except for Semester 1.

H2.0 Internships Stage 2

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In September the first stage of grant-funded 3-month paid student internships was ended. Over summer holiday, 9 gamedec interns worked for Huuuge Games, Valkiria Network and Better Leaders Academy. In October we entered Stage 2, with 15 more gamedecs cooperating with Huuuge Games, Vivid Games, CDP and Kuźnia Gier/Gry Na Zamówienie.

On the other specialisation tracks at Humanities 2.0 (e-journalism & social media; e-writing and computer editing), 1 student took her summer internship in Social Welfare Center in Chodzież, and in October 13 others go to: Enjoy Media, Express Media, Emocni, Agencja Nice, Rotopino S.A., and Municipal Culture Center in Koronowo.

Next stages ~30 people each will start in November 2014 and February 2015.

Also remember: the 3-month paid internship is not the whole job practice for our students. In the 3-year programme we have no less than 20 months of mandatory collaboration with stakeholders outside of university (though it is usually unpaid). 4 moths per semester, except for Semester 1.

NCBiR Grant: Paid Internships

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100 Humanities 2.0 students are going to have 3-months paid internships funded by 0.7 mln PLN grant from National Center for Research and Development. 10 students are already doing internships during summer holidays. 9 of them are gamedecs, working for Gamelion / Huuuge, Vivid Games and Valkiria Network. The project will go on till June 2015, covering all sophomore students and some of 2014/2015 freshmen.

Cooperation with Valkiria Network

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We started to cooperate with Valkiria Network, a large Polish portal about games and sci-fi/fantasy fiction and film. We had begun in early June with the coverage of two game events (Pixel Heaven 2014 by Akihiko and the June edition of Pog(R)adajmy in Bydgoszcz by Lira Wodewill). Now nine gamedecs have started regular collaboration. Good luck!