FXP Festival is a computer game concept and development competition for school and college students. The Festival was piloted across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in June 2016, and is now open to entries from across UK for June 2017.
Aimed at students aged 14-19 years (school Years 9 – 13, and FE) the festival is designed to give young people an exciting hands-on game development experience and an insight into what careers in the creative digital industry offer.
Linked to the Computer Science curriculum, FXP Festival is supported by major players in the creative digital sector who provide expertise, mentoring and coaching to participating students and their teachers before and during the festival. The initiative was developed by Cambridge Regional College and Conscious Communications. Partners involved in the 2016 festival included Cambridge University Press, ARM, YoYo Games, HackLab, Jagex and Anglia Ruskin University, with additional financial support from the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.
Games designed and produced at FXP Festival 2016 were showcased at Cambridge’s Big Weekend, where members of the public were able to view the concepts and play the games created during the event.