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Double Eleven, in Middlesbrough, backs Teesside University scheme
AN award-winning Teesside video games company is supporting an event to help talented students get into the industry.
Double Eleven, in Middlesbrough, is backing Teesside University's ExpoTees scheme, offering final year students support and guidance to help them showcase their work to businesses.
The company, which has created games including award-winning Little BigPlanet, was formed in 2010 and employs more than 40 people.
It is using Sony's PlayStation Network to market and distribute its own games, and Mark South, chief of operations, said he is delighted with the Teesside University partnership.
He said: “This is a really positive event which helps to showcase students’ work and enables talented students to meet directly with people from the industry.
“We want to be able to help shape ExpoTees and demonstrate Teesside University is a fantastic place to study, and graduates looking to get into computer games can find great employment opportunities in the region.”
Joanne Noble, event organiser, said: “We are really excited to have the support of a business that has done so much to raise the profile of digital technology in Teesside.
“We are very proud of the links we have forged with industry nationwide, but take special pride in collaborating with local companies in endeavours which benefit our students and retain home-grown digital talent.”
This ExpoTees event takes place on Wednesday, May 15 at Teesside University’s Darlington campus from 1pm.