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Jake is course leader for game development. He moved to academia after a career spanning 14 years in the videogames industry. During this time he worked on over 12 published games for the PlayStation 1 and 2, XBox, Gamecube and Nintendo DS. He has also written books on game development.

Jake is studio manager of Sheffield Hallam's in-house game studio Steel Minions. The studio is an official PlayStation minis developer and provides a commercially licensed environment for students to bring games to market through the PlayStation Network (PSN).


  • Games development
  • Digital literacy
  • Computer science
  • Technology in education
  • Game-based learning

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Dr Jake Habgood, senior lecturer in games development
Dr Jake Habgood on Sky News
Dr Jake Habgood, senior lecturer in games development

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