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CUTTING-EDGE games development courses at the University of Portsmouth have been short-listed for two awards by a games industry body.

Portsmouth is in the running to win best institution and best educational initiative in The Independent Games Developer Association awards which recognise and honour advances made across the industry.

Mark Eyles, course leader for BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology, said: ‘Being short-listed in these two categories means the work we are doing is seen as valuable and relevant and it confirms we are giving our students the skills they need to work in this thriving and important industry at all levels.’

The university has been teaching computer games courses for a decade and many graduates now work in the industry, with some setting up their own development companies.

Mr Eyles said: ‘Gaming is thriving in Portsmouth and our researchers are allowing us to push forward the boundaries of gaming.’