Anti-Matter Games finds trainees that matter
Antimatter Games formed in Falmouth, Cornwall in 2013 from the core developers behind the successful game, Rising Storm and has since grown into the largest independent game development studio in Cornwall.
One of the first adopters of Trainee Finder, Antimatter discovered the scheme in 2013 at an ExPlay event in Bath. The studio quickly engaged trainees onto the scheme as a means to train developers with first-hand experience from industry professionals and grow its team.
We’re passionate about growing the talent pool in Games here in Cornwall, and we consider industry experience a fundamental learning tool for beginner developers looking to pursue successful careers in game development. We want to give them the opportunity of direct industry experience and Trainee Finder allows us to do exactly that. Robert Chudalla, Director
Since enrolling on the scheme, Antimatter have seen seven people successfully complete training placements at the company across the areas of production, level design, animation, operations & finance.
“We have taught trainees across a variety of disciplines, not just in game development but also in the financial and operational aspects of the company. Aside from making a great game, we also offer training opportunities in how run a studio as a successful profit-making business” Elly Flower, Operations Manager
Toby Ellis, trained in game production at Antimatter as part of Trainee Finder in 2015.
“The Trainee Scheme provided me with opportunities which have completely changed my career. I wanted to work in games and I was registered on the Trainee Finder database when Antimatter found me. I successfully completed the placement and now have a permanent job as Associate Producer, with key responsibilities and greater independence in areas of the studio’s projects.”
Antimatter has trained and secured six permanent jobs within Cornish games industry as a direct result of Trainee Finder.
“The whole process with Trainee Finder was straightforward from start to finish - the training agreements, training plans, and the ability to claim the funding back was smooth and painless process. Without a doubt we have benefitted from the scheme and would not hesitate to recommend it to other growing studios.” Elly Flower
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