Last week I was asked by a son who's mother adviced him to contact me and ask if I could share my experience and recommend studies that give access in the game industry in the Netherlands. He is a hardcore gamer and what is nicer than a job related to your greatest hobby.
If you have interest in the CELL and program like game designers do for PS3 download the SDK (Software Development Kit)at IBM_CELL_SDK.
The design of games was also a first start when I decided to sponsor major events at IMAGINA and Game connection or the large GDC events in San Francisco or London. Further the development of Mobile games will be a good area to work in like IGMA awards.
Center for Advanced Gaming and Simulation (CAGS) and works close together with de Hogeschool Utrecht Jeroen van Maastrigt who looks at the art of visual game design.
If you want to learn at basic level how to design games make use of Mark Overmars game company Yoyo games. A great place to start for young boys and girls who wuld like to build their own game.
Another side of the emerging area of games is the way leadership in online games develops new competencies and capabilities for future managers. Read more about this at Virtual Worlds Real Leaders
Another area where I presented around games was at Real Games a company HQ in Eindhoven Netherlands with a major focus on women and games.
A program subsidised in Europe and lead by Mark Overmars is named GATE (Game Research for training and entertainment)