At the end of January 2020, a group of ten Slovenian students were welcomed by euroMind in Seville. During their time in Spain, the students gained work experience, through their placements, as video game developers.
These placements allowed the students to carry out numerous tasks within the game development sector. The first of these was learning to work with specific computer programmes, as well as designing and implementing UI (user interface). The group also became familiar with assembling game scenes and programming gameplay. Additionally, they were able to explore the most up-to-date information within the programming sector, and the latest trends in video game design. Finally, the group were able to familiarize themselves with, and participate in, developing projects that the host organization proposed to them.
The group also participated in a number of cultural activities during their time in Spain. The first of these was a visit to the Metropol Parasol (also known as Las Setas), a wooden structure consisting of six giant parasols. Here, they climbed up to the rooftop to enjoy the spectacular views over the whole city. Next, the group received a tour of Seville from a member of the euroMind team. This allowed the group to see the city from unique historical and artistic perspectives, and also helped them to identify good places to eat and drink. Finally, the group went on a day trip to the city of Granada, another city in Andalusia. In Granada, the group visited the famous Alhambra and Generalife, as well as the Plaza Nueva square, the Alabicín district, and the Sacromonte district where gitanos built houses inside the caves surrounding the city.
The group learnt a lot during their two-week placement in Seville, not only about video game development, but also about Spanish culture, and the culture in Seville. They intend on taking the skills that they learnt through their work experience, and the rich cultural awareness they gained through this mobility programme, back with them to Slovenia.
“Seville is a very interesting, big, crowded and beautiful city with a lot of interesting statues, monuments, buildings and things to see and explore around every corner. We had a great time walking around and getting to know the city and people. In our opinion Seville is an astonishing city. It offers tourists many things to do and has exceptional food and many nice traditions.”
Project Title: THE ADVENTURES OF THE MINE ELF PERKMANDELJC
Project Number: KA1-VET-13/19
Number of participants: 10
Country: Slovenia, Trbovlje