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  • Esports at ITMO: Join the Community and Play With Your Team

    Did you know that at ITMO’s KronBars Club, you can get your points for physical education by competing for the university as an esports athlete? We got together with Daniil Kirpichenko, the head of esports at KronBars, to ask all about this opportunity: from entry requirements for athletes to ITMO’s star players and in-house tournaments. 

    06.12.2022

  • How the Russian Gaming Market Reached New Levels During the Pandemic

    With the huge changes that were brought on by the pandemic, many people around the world found themselves stuck at home. This was the case for the Russians, too. Video games came to the rescue. So how exactly did COVID-19 influence the Russian gaming market?

    22.06.2021

  • New Gaming Consoles: Learning From the Previous Generation

    In order to understand the pre-sale agitation surrounding the launch of the new consoles, we need to go back to 2013, when Xbox One and PS4 were at the beginning of their life cycle, just as Xbox Series X/S and PS5 are now. The thing is, such major companies as Microsoft and Sony do learn from their mistakes, since their mistakes are usually too costly to ignore. As a result, the marketing campaign you see surrounding the new consoles now is, in many ways, a product of this learning.

    06.11.2020

  • ITMO Graduate Dmitry 'Finargot' Plyusnin On His Career in Streaming and Russian Voice-over of Dota 2

    Dmitry Plyusnin graduated from the School of Computer Technologies and Control but has never worked in this field. ITMO.NEWS caught up with Dmitry to find out more about his Dota2VO media community, which he founded as a fourth-year student, and the first Russian voice-over of the popular game.

    08.10.2020

  • OverPro: ITMO Graduate On Launching Business in Esports

    OverPro is an online platform for Counter-Strike tournaments. The project was recently named best at ITMO Accelerator’s Demo Day. ITMO.NEWS talked to the project’s founder about its history, new ideas, and plans for the future.

    06.08.2020

  • Spend Your Evening at Home Like a Russian

    While there's always a lot to do in St. Petersburg, sometimes it's wise to just stay at home, especially with all this news about coronavirus. While wasting these hours on social networks or watching the next movie are always options, why not make it a device-free experience as well as learn a thing or two about Russian culture?

    05.02.2020

  • Three Video Games for a Ghostly Weekend

    Happy Halloween! With this spookiest holiday of them all setting the theme for an unusually long weekend, we thought we’d treat to you to our finest selection of eerie video games. These gems are a perfect fit for the occasion: not too long, just enough scary and mysterious, and leaving you with a bittersweet aftertaste of unanswered questions. 

    01.11.2019

  • First Graduates of Game Development Technologies Master’s Program: You Cannot Just Be a Programmer in GameDev

    This year marks the graduation of the first ever intake of the “Game Development Technologies” Master’s program. The former students are now on their way to changing the world of videogames. We had the chance to talk to the graduates and their professors about the benefits of this program, as well as  what it is that makes a game developer stand out from other IT specialists and makes people want to become one.

    14.10.2019

  • How Games are Changing Education

    One of the world’s largest educational events, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference & Expo, has recently taken place in the USA. Each year, more than 24 thousand participants attend the conference to learn about the latest educational technologies. One of the recent years’ biggest trends discussed at the ISTE Conference & Expo was the integration of games in education. But is it possible to create useful and effective educational content for mobile platforms while achieving the same level of polish as that of WoW or Fortnite?

    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