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  • How ITMO’s Partnership With Sperasoft Moves the Game Industry Forward

    The international game development studio and ITMO University have maintained a partnership for several years now. But in 2021, their relationship advanced to the next level when Sperasoft became an official corporate partner of the Game Development Technologies Master’s program. Now, the company’s experts will take direct part in the creation of the program’s curriculum. We talked to Igor Smirnov, a senior engineering manager at Sperasoft, and Andrey Karsakov, the head of the Master’s program, about the new partnership and how ITMO students and graduates can apply for an internship at Sperasoft.

    11.01.2022

  • Gaming Scams: How to Stay Safe While Playing Online

    According to Microsoft, over three billion people on the planet play video games. Today, gaming is more than just a fun activity or a hobby, it is also an excellent way to start making money. Yet not all do that fair and square. Here are some tips and tricks on how to spot gaming scams and avoid them while playing online.

    07.01.2022

  • ITMO Students Receive First Place at DevGAMM Awards

    Students of ITMO University’s Faculty of Digital Transformation (Master’s program Game Development Technologies) have placed first in the Best Student Game category at DevGAMM Awards 2021 and secured a prize of $4,000. The competition was held as part of the game developer conference DevGAMM – the largest of its kind in Eastern Europe. The event is held annually in Moscow, Kyiv, Minsk, and other cities in the region.

    24.11.2021

  • Geek Picnic Online: Lectures in Minecraft, Discussions Galore, and a Virtual Party on Mars

    Geek Picnic is one of Russia’s largest open-air festivals dedicated to science, technologies and geek culture. The event brings together key figures of the Russian and international popular science scene, as well as scientists and experts from completely different fields: from psychology and pedagogy to media art and quantum physics.

    02.07.2020

  • Wargaming Specialist Hosts Intensive Course for Master’s Students of Game Development Technologies

    The Game Development Technologies Master’s program at ITMO recently hosted an intensive course by Svyatoslav Torick, a product vision expert at Wargaming. The short course, which focused on how to develop one’s idea for a game and monetize it, took place entirely online. Still, that didn’t stop the students from making the most of the opportunity to chat with an industry expert. We spoke to Svyatoslav Torick, Alexander Khoroshavin, the curator of the program, and the program’s students, to find out what the future game developers have taken away from the course and how this knowledge will come in handy in their careers.

    01.07.2020

  • Lumen in the Land of Nanite: What the Unreal Engine 5 Demo Tells Us About the Future of Video Game Graphics

    Epic Games recently revealed a new demo of the fifth generation of their Unreal Engine, running live on the upcoming PlayStation 5. The Unreal Engine 5 tech demo revolves around two next-gen technologies called Lumen and Nanite. The first is promised to bring fully dynamic global illumination to upcoming titles, while the other focuses on rendering an unprecedented number of polygons in real time.

    02.06.2020

  • ITMO's First Game Development Graduates on Russian GameDev and Their Careers

    Three years ago, the Master’s program in Game Development Technologies was launched at ITMO University. There are two specializations: Game Design and In-Game Technologies, which includes game engine development and artificial intelligence programming. During their studies, students of this program participated in creating applications for the 2019 Minsk European Games and WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Now, they work at major game development companies. We asked the first graduates to tell us about their career paths, and experience they gained at the university.

    23.04.2020

  • New Worlds, Warm Greetings and Research: Why We Love Gaming

    Over the years, public attitude towards gaming has evolved through various stages: from complete disregard to careful appreciation. However, in many minds this cultural phenomenon still continues to be a form of entertainment with possibly dangerous side effects and a mostly young audience. We are here today to demonstrate that there is much more to be discussed in the industry that has been rocketing in the last 20 years. 

    22.11.2019

  • Modern Visual Effects: Applications and Software

    Trailers of upcoming films usually give rise to heated discussions in social media. Still, in 2019, the situation is different: people seem to show disdain for the visual effects in the upcoming films and ask to do them over. Such a thing happened to Sonic when the studio decided to change the character’s appearance and postponed the movie’s release; Cats were subject to the same fate, although in this case, the release hasn’t been postponed yet. Users mocked the creative solutions of studios and came up with memes where they wondered what happened to the people responsible for visual effects in the film industry. ITMO.NEWS decided to make sense of what being a VFX artist is about.

    09.08.2019

  • Creating a Dream Game: Advice from a Game Designer with 17-Year Industry Record

    Living in the office, relaxing at parties, and devoting six years to the creation of a dream game: this is how game designer Kirill Zolovkin describes his life. In his 17 years in the industry, he has worked his way to the top at the company OctoBox Interactive and won a multitude of awards. There have been other recognitions; for example, one of his games was streamed by PewDiePie, the gaming YouTuber extraordinaire. In his talk at an open day of the educational program “Game Development Technologies”, Kirill shared about stumbling blocks in video game development. 

    07.05.2019