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Study to Play: ITMO, VK and MIREA University Launch New Game Design Course
Starting now, students from ITMO and MIREA – Russian Technological University are able to join a course developed in collaboration with the gaming platform VK Play. The new discipline will cover all the basics of game design: from the assessment of design solutions to the evaluation of performance reviews. Best-performing students will have the chance to join the team at VK Play.
ITMO and VK: Main Takeaways From Major Study of Gamedev Educational Programs
According to a recent study conducted by ITMO, VK Education, and VK Play, the number of all educational programs in gamedev increased by 45% in the last two years. Despite the growing interest in short online courses, full-scale university programs in the field have also been increasingly popular, with their number increasing by 25%. Read on to learn about other educational trends in gamedev.
Tread of Greed: ITMO Students Develop Roguelike Game
Students and graduates of ITMO’s Game Development Technologies program developed Tread of Greed and presented it at the international business conference White Nights. It allows the gamers to hunt for treasures and look for safe paths in a floating city. We talked to the authors about their project and plans for the future.
Play to Learn: How One ITMO Student Brings Russian Indigenous Cultures to the Public Through Video Games
Konstantin Balagansky, a first-year Master’s student at ITMO, is working on a video game inspired by the Buryat version of the Epic of King Gesar. Unlike other games, it offers players not only multiple challenges to complete but also an opportunity to explore the culture of the indigenous people of Buryatia. ITMO.NEWS talked to Konstantin to learn more about his project and how video games can help build smart cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.