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As we are snowed under once again (who said it was mid-spring?), this weekend we suggest you stay inside and enjoy art, play old-school games, and feast your ears on some classical music. Learn more in our guide.
KronBars Arena is a state-of-the-art e-gaming location with powerful desktops, last-gen consoles, and a recording studio where prospective and current students, as well as employees, from ITMO and other universities can record podcasts and streaming videos, play computer games, and participate in esports tournaments.
If you already know why pigs and rainy rooftops are no good, you might be craving a new adventure you and your game buddy could embark on. Would it be a hilarious action with definitely-not-a-vampire Vlad? Or maybe a heartfelt story of yarnies chasing a spark? And what about your favorite movie characters… turned minifigs? Read on to find your next co-op obsession for PC or console.
Think Like an AI: ITMO Students Create a Game Where You Guess Words Using Artificial Intelligence Logic
According to the rules, the word changes every day. In its first week, the game was downloaded by 31,000 individual users, while the project’s Telegram channel gained two thousand new subscribers. Version 2.0, released just a couple of days ago, was played 10 thousand times in the 24 hours since launch. Why is the game so popular, what inspired its creation, and what type of feedback are they getting – we discussed all of this with Michil Egorov, a fourth-year Bachelor’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies, team member at the Learning Analytics Center , and the game’s lead designer.
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.
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.
Every Potterhead dreams of one day stepping foot into Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and other legendary locations from the Harry Potter universe. Now, you can explore the Burrow, the Weasley family home, and even join the mischiefs of the Weasley twins in a VR game created by Anastasia Tsitelova and Artur Dzyuba, students of ITMO’s Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems.
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.
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.
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.