Vasil Anastasov is only 20 years old and has 6 years of experience in game development and teaching students. He started at his school – 51 “Elisaveta Bagryana” Secondary School and then founded DevHubOne – a foundation that provides training for students in the field of game development.
ARC Academy and DevHubOne signed a Memorandum of Partnership in initiatives related to education in the field of game development and community development in Bulgaria.
We talk with Vasil about how he came up with the idea for DevHubOne, what the goals and plans of the foundation are and how the partnership with ARC Academy will contribute to their realization.
What games do you like? What are your favorite titles?
I love playing MMORPG’s and mainly games that include a PvP/Competitive element in them. And my favorite games are Albion Online (Full Loot PvP MMO) and Assassin’s Creed III.
When did you decide you wanted to not only play but also create games?
It happened quite spontaneously for me, but despite everything, like most avid gamers, I always wanted to create a game. A game that will affect other players the way games have affected me.
Otherwise, how did I decide? It was a total joke with my brother (10 years older) when he bought some VR glasses in 2017 and we decided to start making a game. Actually, that’s when I started and got really passionate about it, and that’s what I do to this day
Tell us about DevHub One – how was the idea born, how long has it been around, and what is its activity?
I consider DevHubOne to be a natural extension of my voluntary school teaching. 3 years after I started there, I noticed that many students didn’t have the technique, environment, or resources to pursue video game and app development.
DevHubOne, as a foundation, has existed since 2022 and our goals are as follows:
- To give an equal opportunity to every student interested in the video game and app development industry, regardless of their social status.
- To provide free access to hardware/software for students in grades 8 to 12. They can learn how to develop games and applications for virtual reality, augmented reality, PC and mobile devices.
- To create a community where students, mentors, companies and organizations can share knowledge, ideas and resources.
- To collaborate with companies to create real-world apps and games, giving students hands-on experience and helping them build a strong portfolio.
How do you imagine DevHub One in 5 years, for example?
I see DevHubOne as the first stop on the journey of anyone looking to dive into the world of game and app development. This will be where the community, technology, software, and all the other tools needed for professional development will be.
Over the next five years, I see DevHubOne as a hub that inspires new generations of developers supports their growth, and helps them evolve.
For anyone looking to enter the world of software development, DevHubOne will be the place to find support, knowledge and resources to discover and develop their passion.
ARC Academy and DevHubOne signed a Memorandum of Partnership. What are your expectations from this partnership? How will it contribute to the development of the gaming community in Bulgaria?
With this partnership, I hope to jointly organize various courses, seminars, lectures and events aimed at the younger ones to ignite them and give them a clearer idea of what the gaming industry is all about. Also exchange of know-how in various areas related to the training of personnel.
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