On June 20, ARC Academy held an open doors event, which gave the possibility of anyone interested in video games and how they’re created to visit us and watch a presentation of the programs. The event was attended by over 100 people, some of whom took part on the spot in Sofia Tech Park, and others – online. The open day consisted of a presentation and personal meetings, which introduced the Academy, the programs and the lecturers, as well as some of the students who were graduating on that same day. We invited the participants to the ARC Academy building to show them the creative atmosphere we’ve built for our students. They also had the opportunity to meet some of the lecturers in the programs “Game Dev Fundamentals” and “Game Dev Advanced“.
Anthony Christov and Milin Jalaliev – founders of ARC, told us about the potential of the game industry, as well as the pace at which it is developing in Bulgaria. They talked about the successes of the Bulgarian game studios, not forgetting to introduce us to the various roles in the creation of video games and their contribution to the product. Participants had the opportunity to hear some of the inspiring stories of our students and their professional development, students already working at game studios.
Borislav Bogdanov, Program director of the Game Dev Fundamentals program, as well as Art Director at Snapshot Games, told us about the path he has taken in the development of video games and the experience he passes on to our students today. He told us about the main directions offered by the program and our guests were able to see some of the inspiring ideas and projects of both our teachers and students.
Simeon Balabanov told us about his experience as a product manager in Chaos Group and as a Program director of the Game Dev Advanced program, he introduced the guests to the training and the projects that our students are working on during the year.
At the end of the presentation, the participants had the opportunity to meet us – the ARC team and talk to us and ask the questions they had.