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Steam Award Winners Announced

The Voting for the Second ever Steam Awards has recently concluded and although the categories seemed a little unusual, it did not stop the usual suspects from winning.

The Steam Awards are not exclusive for games released in 2017, which allows older games to still be considered for glory. This is for good reason as Valve recently announced that Steams best selling games for the year were Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, all of which are multiple years old. 

Steam Awards 2017 Winners

  • Choices Matter -- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
  • Mom's Spaghetti -- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Labor Of Love -- Warframe
  • Suspension of Disbelief -- Rocket League
  • The World Is Grim Enough, Let's Just All Get Along -- Stardew Valley
  • No Apologies -- The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
  • Defies Description -- Garry's Mod
  • Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War -- Just Cause 3
  • Haunts My Dreams -- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Soul of Vitruvius -- Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Whoooaaaaaaa, Dude! 2.0 -- The Evil Within 2
  • Best Soundtrack -- Cuphead
  • Even Better Than I Expected -- Cuphead

Play our Trainees Endless Runner Games now!!

Check out these awesome Endless Runner Games, created by our Trainees!

This Game, Designed by Islam, is seriously addictive, so watch out! A must play!

Yami's Resurrection was designed by Ellie Vong, a female Games Design Trainee at ELAM. The detail in this game is quite impressive! Check it out now!

In this game you play as a Thief, On your journey through the huge Darkwood Forest which you use as your hideout and way to travel between cities. Nocturnal, one of the Nine Divines has cursed you, rendering you small. However, your small size made it easier to infiltrate buildings, making you the best thief in the land.

This Game was designed by Justinas Grigas, CEO of Sigma Games. 

Cartoon Dash is a game about a Homeless Boy who tries to rob someones house but gets caught and now needs to escape! This Game was designed by Muhammad Abdeel. Play it now!

Play Running Operator Now! Designed by ELAM Trainee, Christopher Halliday! This one is quite difficult, so make sure you comment your score below!

R12 by Nahidd Uddin is a very creative and unique Endless Runner Game. The talented Games Design student has included a grappling hook which is a really fun addition. Play now!

This Game, designed by Steven Hoang, has a 'Cops and Robbers' Theme which is strangely addictive! It's sleek design and well placed traps make for a wonderful experience!

In this Game, you play as Trip the Duck, who is trying to return to his Family and put a stop to his never ending nightmare. A Brilliant game designed by Shueb Islam!

This Game, created by George De'ath, is more of an 'Endless Swimmer' game! Play now for free!

If you like Space and Shooting, then this is the endless runner for you! This one is seriously addictive, play now!

Trainee in Focus 03: Colette Njoteh

This weeks 'Trainee' in Focus looks at Colette Njoteh, a current Film and TV Trainee and aspiring Director. We had a chat with her to find out more about her world!

What do you do?

I am an aspiring Director and Film and TV Trainee at ELAM. At the moment I am working on Music Videos for some Music Trainees, which has been really enjoyable. I am constantly drawing random things such as buildings, which gives me a lot of inspiration for Film Concepts. I also recently went to the BBC to check out their facilities. I wrote an article on my experience. It gave me a great insight into how I can help them in the future.

Why did you start Film and TV?

My passion for Film and TV started whilst taking pictures for my Art GCSE coursework. I loved how intimate and interesting these pictures where. They sparked a real interest in Film for me.

Also, my dad would take me to the cinema every weekend when I was younger. I always enjoyed these films and had a desire to make films that were similar. I now really enjoy portraying my visions through Film.

What are your aspirations?

I want to be a Successful Director. By that I mean I want to make films that make people laugh and make people happy. I want to give the audience a similar feeling that I had when my Dad took me the cinema. Hearing everyone laugh together is something I wish to recreate with my Films.

I would also love to  work on a Disney Film in the future as I absolutely love them!!

ELAM now open for enrolment!

We are now enrolling for our Games Design, Film and Television and Music courses starting in September 2017. If you haven't already applied but want to join us please visit with us today with your GCSE certificates at our brand new state-of-the-art building just opposite the Bromley by Bow tube station at E3 3TA or give us a call on 0203 488 2458

Star Wars Episode VIII title announced

It's official, the 8th film in the Skywalker saga will be called The Last Jedi, which will be released on December 15th 2017

The news was announced in a tweet from the official Star Wars account, which read: “It’s official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December.#TheLastJedi”

Read more here.

 

GTA V Returns to Top of the UK Game Charts

Despite being released almost 3 and a half years ago GTA V has this week returned to the top of the UK Games charts for the 10th time.

Read more here.

If you're interested in learning how to make games for a living, you might want to apply for our new industry standard Games Design courses at ELAM. Click here if so.

Rogue One's CGI resurrection tech: how 'ghosting' will change Hollywood

It’s already possible to be in two places at once in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Benedict Cumberbatch proved during several out-of-body experiences in last year’s Doctor Strange. So the New York Post story that the Sherlock star has been replaced by a body double for the shooting of scenes as the sorcerer supreme in the forthcoming MCU instalment Avengers: Infinity War Part One should come as no shock. Moreover, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story having shown you don’t even need to be alive to star in a new movie, we should hardly be surprised that an actor no longer has to be on set to get involved in a shoot.

Disney has denied that Cumberbatch’s performance will be superimposed over that of Broadway thesp Aaron Lazar, just as the late Peter Cushing’s features blanketed those of Holby City actor Guy Henry for Grand Moff Tarkin’s return in Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One. But the Post’s story reveals the brave new and rather scary world of ghosted performances that we now live in.

Cushing’s posthumous appearance in Rogue One was inspired by a determination to bring back as many fan favourites as possible from the original Star Wars – and perhaps, if we’re being cynical, the knowledge that morbid curiosity would help boost the box office receipts. It is hard to imagine that studios, particularly those struggling with the scheduling conflicts that always come into play when working with busy A-list talent such as Cumberbatch, won’t consider taking a similar route with still-living talent in the future.

Read the full article here

Female directors on decline in Hollywood, study shows

The number of female directors working in Hollywood has fallen, according to a new study.

In 2016, just 7% of the top 250 films were directed by women, a fall of 2% from the year before. The annual report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that the number was also behind the figure achieved in 1998.

Read the full story here.

Here at ELAM we are fully committed to reversing this trend and actively encourage women to get involved in the film industry and starting their journey to become directors by joining our new Film and Television Production course.