Gateway to games

Links to games sites and UK games companies

Since its inception in 1996 Datascope Recruitment’s Gateway to Games web page has given an unrivalled service to candidates and site visitors.  It provides links to lots of games industry information sites and to lots of the UK’s games companies. This page now contains a comprehensive list of useful games related sites.

Please tell us if you have suggestions for new links, or if you find a broken link.


Developer Resources



  • Autodesk – Providers of 3Ds Max
  • Adobe Systems Inc. – Creators of the industry standard Photoshop and many others
  • blender 3d – Powerful 3D software to download for free
  • Gamasutra – The Art & Science of Making Games
  • 3D4U – Resources for 3D design and printing



  • Testology – Testology has been set up to provide a very high quality of Quality Assurance, games consultancy and testing-staff placement to the entire games industry.



  • Microsoft Xbox – Microsoft’s official Xbox site
  • – Game Legends
  • – Sony Computer Entertainment’s console’s home page
  • Nintendo – Game Gods
  • Game – High street and on-line games retailer
  • UGVM – The Magazine
  • GameSpot UK – Where gamers go to know.
  • Games Radar – Games site part of the Future network
  • – Your PC and Video Game Connection!
  • GameFAQs – Comprehensive FAQ and walkthrough database
  • – The Internet Video Games Database – A museum of computer and videogames with daily gaming news, screenshots, packshots, FAQs, features and reviews
  • GamesTracker – Top PC Games, console games, handheld games – prices, reviews & comparisons
  • EuroGamer – Serving you a fresh slice of gaming morning, noon and night
  • Gaming Age – Independent fan site



  • BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  • Game Developer Magazine – On the Frontline of Game Innovation
  • – On-line business resource for the interactive entertainment industry
  • MCV – The Market For Home Computing and Video Games
  • Edge Online – The cross platform magazine on-line.
  • Develop Magazine – European trade monthly for everyone in development.
  • GAMA – The game manufacturers association
  • ELSPA – The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment
  • SIGGRAPH – International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
  • – Internet Games Database
  • E3 – Electronic Entertainment Expo. (US)
  • GamaNetwork – Resources for game development
  • IDGA – International Game Developers Association



  • Casual Connect – Learn all about iPhone, Social, Android, Flash, Browser MMO and Download Games.
  • GDC – The Game Developers Conference® (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event.
  • Develop Conference – Largest gathering of game developers in the UK.


Job Seekers

  • Datascope – Recruitment specialists to the world of interactive entertainment
  • Zoopla – Considering relocating – check out rental and sale property
  • – International Currency Converter
  • Tax Calculator – A great, simple UK PAYE tax calculator
  • The CV Store – Professional CV writing service at an affordable price
  • – Find out about workpermits worldwide inc. UK
  • Hotels UK – UK Hotel Finder
  • SkillClear – UK immigration consultancy, offering services for immigration to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • The World Time Server – Correct, current, local time – worldwide
  • – Definitions for thousands of the most current technical words
  • Easy Expat. – International Relocation Portal
  • UK Phonebook – UK Telephone Numbers – Commercial and Residential


Games Courses

  • Sheffield Hallam University – MSc Software Development (starts October 2003, in association with SCEE)
  • Wolverhampton – Computer Science (Multimedia Technology) – BSc; Computer Science (Games Development) – BSc; Animation – BA; Design – BA; Design for Multimedia – BA; Digital Media – BA
  • Essex University – Computer Games and Internet Technology – BEng; Computer Games Engineering – MSc; Internet Engineering – BEng/IE; Internet Computing – BSc/IC; Multimedia Production and Internet Technology – BSc/MMPIT; Internet Technology with Business BSc/ITB
  • University of Derby – Computer Studies (Digital Entertainment) – BSc ; 3D Design – BA; Audio Electronics – BSc/BSc; Design for Digital Media – BA; Illustration for Animation – BA; Internet Technology -FD; Multimedia Technology and Music Production – BSc; Software Engineering – BSc; Website Development – WD
  • University of Bradford – Interactive Systems and Video Games Design – BSc ; Computer Animation and Special Effects – BSc ; Electronic Imaging and Media Communication – BSc; Media Technology and Production – BSc; Creative Media and Technologies with Software Systems for e-Business and the WWW – MSc; Creative Media and Technologies with Computer Animation and Special Effects – MSc; Creative Media and Technologies with Multimedia Systems – MSc
  • Bournemouth University – National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) – Computer Animation – BA/MA/MSc/PGDip; Computer Animation (Effects) – MA/PGDip; 3D Computer Animation – MA; Computer Visualization and Animation – BA; Computer Aided Design – Design Engineering & 3D Computer Modelling and Animation – HNC/FdSc; Interactive Media Production – BA; Computer Animation – MPhil/PhD
  • Bolton Institute – Leisure Computing Technology – BSc ; Computer Games Software Development – BSc & HND
  • Liverpool John Moores University – School of Computing – Computer Games Technology – MSc
  • Staffordshire University – Interactive Entertainment Technology BSc ; Design/Animation – BA; Design/Electronic Graphics – BA; Design/Media Production – BA; Design/Multimedia Graphics – BA; Interactive Multimedia – BA/BA; Design Technology – BSc; Design Technology for Multimedia – BSc; Digital Film Animation and 3D Technology – BSc; Simulation and Virtual Reality – BSc
  • University of LeedsComputer Science with High-Performance Graphics and Games Engineering – MEng/BSc; High-Performance Graphics and Games Engineering – MSc
  • Leeds Beckett University – Computer Entertainment Technology – BSc ; Creative Music and Sound Technology – BSc; Multi-media Technology (Animation, Interactive Entertainment, Media) – BSc; Music Technology – BSc; Computer Entertainment Technology – HND; Creative Technology – PG Dip/MSc
  • University of Teesside – Interactive Computer Entertainment – BSc; Computer Games Design – BA; Contemporary 3D Design – BA; Computer Animation – BA; Creative Visualisation – BA; Computer Games Programming – BSc; Virtual Reality – BSc; Media and Music Technology – BSc; Music Technology – HND
  • Salford University – Computer and Video Games – BSc ; Media Technology – BSc
  • University of Plymouth – MediaLab Arts – BSc ; Digital Art and Design – BA; Multimedia Production and Technology – BSc; Entertainment Technology – FdSc; Media Arts – BA; Animation and Creative Media – FdA; Sound Engineering and Multimedia Integration – HND; Multimedia Design – FdA; Robotics (In conjunction with Sony) – BSc
  • Paisley University – Computer Games Technology – BSc ; Computer Animation and Design – BSc; Computer Animation and Digital Art – BA; Computer Animation and Multimedia – BSc; Media Technology – BSc; Multimedia Systems – BSc; Music Technology – Mod/Bus; Digital Art – BA; Media – BA; Computer-Aided Design – BSc; Design with Options – Beng/Des
  • University of Middlesex – Computer Science (Graphics and Games) – BSc
  • University of West London – Digital Arts – BA; Design for Interactive Media – BA; Multimedia Computing – BSc; Interactive Software Development – MSc; Computer Arts – MA; Music/Multimedia Technologies – Foundation Degree; Creative Computing – BSc; Digital Animation – BA
  • University of Abertay Dundee – Courses: MSc/PGDip Computer Games Technology, BSc Computer Games Technology, Master of Animation for Computer Games, BA Computer Arts, BA Game Production Management. British Computer Society accreditation also pending.
  • University of the Arts – London – 2 year degree – Interactive Games Production
  • Imperial College – BSc Computer Science
  • University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory – BA Computer Science
  • Oxford University Computing Laboratory – BA or Masters in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • School of Arts – Warwickshire College – Level 3 National Diploma in Media (Games Development)
  • University of Portsmouth – BSc Computer Games Technology; BSc Enterprise in Computer Games Technology; MSc Computer Games Technology
  • Northumbria University – BSc Computer Games Software Engineering
  • University of Huddersfield – Multimedia Design – BSc & BA; Virtual Reality with Animation – BA; Computer Aided Design – BSc; Computer Games Programming – BSc; Interaction Design for Media Technologies – BA/BSc; Interactive Multimedia – BA; Software Development with Multimedia BSc; Video, 3D and Popular Music – BA; Creative Imaging (Media and Animation) – BA; Multimedia with Software Development – BA; Entertainment Electronics BSc
  • University of South Wales – B.A. Computer Game Design
  • University of Hull – Games Programming – MSc; Computer Science with Games Development – BSc; PhD in Games Graphics, AL, Real Time Simulation and Modelling
  • Nottingham Trent University – BSc Computer Science (Games Technology) & BSc Digital Media Technology
  • The University of Central Lancashire – B.A. Games Design; B.A. Animation; B.Sc. Computer Games Development; M.A. Games Design; M.A. Animation
  • Glamorgan Centre for Art & Design Technology (GCADT) – Center of Excellence in New Media: Computer Animation in TV, Film & Games – BA; Advanced VCE in Art & Design; Animation, Multimedia Design, Computer Animation, and Digital Video Design – all BA/HND
  • University of Lincoln – Games Computing (Software Development) – BSc ; Games Design – BA; Interactive Multimedia – BA; Interactive and Screen Based Graphics – BA; Media Technology – BSc; Multimedia Technology – BSc; Audio Technology – BSc; Mobile Entertainment – BSc; Animation – BA
  • University of Warwick – Computer Science
  • University of Luton – B.Sc. Computer Games Develeopment
  • University of Hertfordshire – Games Art – BA ; 3D & Games Art – MA




Finance and Legal

The Datascope Challenge

Bottles of bubbly up for grabs – tell us of a British computer games company not in our list to be entered into the draw.


If you’re interested in a particular company, click on the first letter of their name:

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