UK government to open games industry skills training center

Wednesday, 17th June 2009 16:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The UK government plans to open a Usability Center for Video Games to offer training, development skills, and general knowledge to those who plan on working in the games industry.

It’s be located near the BBC’s MediaCity headquarters in Salford, Greater Manchester, and the government hopes the center will be “national resource” to “meet the industries’ needs”, and take advantage of the BBC’s Children’s and Sports Department, Interactive Education and Literacy Department, and R&D operations.

No word on when the ribbon-cutting will commence.

More over on Eurogamer.



  1. No_PUDding

    Holyshit, really?

    I love this country! Look at that! A videogame building. Shitttt…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Those domes are actually the base stations for the upcoming ARG of Missile Command.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding


    #3 6 years ago
  4. Captain Fruitloop

    Is that a real place? It looks a bit of concept art for one of the villain bases in Crackdown.

    /thinks Manchester must have changed a lot since I was last there.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Lutz

    Hmm…. that is about 5 miles from me… WOnder what I can go there for…?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Lutz

    (Stephany, “centre”)

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Lutz

    And that’s not Salford Quays. Not even close! :P

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Mike

    Center is the AmE spelling, which is fine. Like Rumour and Color etc.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Lutz

    Sounds “yanky”. ;)

    #9 6 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    Lutz: STFU USAH

    you do know video games are just simulations of war training. This will be the trojan horse for the next wave of stupid kids wanting to join the U.S. army to blow shit up for fun in real life.

    edit: sorry it says U.K. not U.S. :P

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Captain Fruitloop

    “Center is the AmE spelling, which is fine”

    Not when it’s a place being built in Manchester, England, by the UK Government. The Eurogamer story this is all taken from managed to get it right.

    #11 6 years ago

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