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LIMIT BREAK MENTORSHIP PROGRAM OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR 2022

Leading program for underrepresented games industry professionals kicks off fourth year
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

April 11th, 2022 – Limit Break, the UK games industry’s largest mentorship program, has today announced that applications are now open for potential mentors and mentees for its 2022 intake.

 
The program, which supports people from underrepresented groups within the UK games industry to develop their skills and connections, is entering its fourth year, building on a record 2021, which saw more than 700 mentors and mentees participate from across the UK.  Continuing their successful partnership with Out Making Games, Limit Break mentorship is open to anyone working for a UK-based games company that identifies as part of a marginalised gender, orientation or ethnicity group.   This is made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors Anime Limited, Sumo Group, Chucklefish, Robot Teddy and nDreams, plus Amiqus, Failbetter Games, Rocksteady, Tripledot and Kilburn & Strode LLP.

 
Participation is free, and through the Limit Break platform, mentees are matched with mentors from across the industry for the six-month program.  All disciplines are welcome – from artists, designers and programmers to marketing, QA and studio operations specialists.  Anyone with over five years’ experience in any industry role is welcome to apply as a mentor.

 
In addition to regular meetings with their mentor, participants are also able to access a wide variety of Limit Break resources and support.  For 2022, this will include tailored workshops and roundtables, social events, and a close-knit community for professionals to network, share knowledge and build friendships. 

 
Anisa Sanusi, Co-Founder of Limit Break, said, “We are so excited to be opening another year of Limit Break, and welcoming a new group of awesome participants to the community.” 


Zoe Brown, Co-Founder of Out Making Games, added, "Out Making Games is thrilled to be partnering with Limit Break for a second year. Through our joint efforts in 2021 we were able to open up the program to an even wider range of diverse people at every level of the UK games industry and we're working hard to make sure 2022 is even bigger and better."

 
Potential mentors and mentees can apply now through the Limit Break website, with applications open until May 1st 2022.  www.limitbreak.co.uk

 
Contact:
Louise Marchant / Sergio Gómez Martin
<[email protected]>

Interview opportunities are available with Anisa Sanusi. 


About Limit Break (https://www.limitbreak.co.uk/)


Limit Break is a mentorship program for people working in the UK games industry that identify as part of an under-represented gender, orientation or ethnicity.  Founded in 2019 by Anisa Sanusi, Limit Break aims to facilitate connections and provide a structure to connect participants with mentors who are established professionals within their fields, supporting them to grow and advance their skills and careers, and keep the games industry rich with diverse talent and passion.   The program is coordinated by the Limit Break Committee, in collaboration with Out Making Games, and the support and sponsorship of various UK organisations and companies. In 2021, Limit Break Mentorship registered as a nonprofit CIC.

 
About Out Making Games (https://www.outmaking.games/)


OMG is here to connect and empower the LGBTQ+ community working in the games industry across the UK. We want to address and overcome the barriers that exist for LGBTQ+ professionals in the industry, both by transforming policies and institutions, and by changing hearts and minds through education. A united community is an empowered one.

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