Video games are among the favorite pastimes of many young people. It’s no coincidence that titles like Fortnite and Minecraft have reached the devices and hearts of millions of teenagers around the world and generated billions of dollars in profits. The fast-growing gaming industry gives players with talent, ambition, and the necessary skills the opportunity to become the future creators of video games.
It is because of ARC Academy that we took on the task of opening the door to the game industry for young people with an interest in games, as last school year we held over 50 meetings with students, and this year we are continuing our initiative.
In November, we organized 10 meetings with over 200 students from all over the country. During the lecture “What is it like to be a Game Developer?” We went through interesting topics – from the history of games in the ancient and recent past, the stages through which the development process of a game goes and the professionals involved in it, as well as the role of ARC Academy as the only educational institution that prepares students for work in the field of game development.
The first commercially successful video game, Pong, celebrates its 49th birthday on November 29.
The time it takes to develop a game is about 2 years.
Over 140 students have gone through the ARC Academy Game Dev in-person program to date, with 60% of them already starting work at a game studio.
We want to thank the teachers who realized the potential opportunities that the game industry can reveal to students. In their role as mentors, they encouraged them to learn more about this field, which is extremely hospitable to young talents.
The students, for their part, showed a marked interest in the topic and took advantage of the opportunity to ask questions after the lecture. “What are the programming languages for video games?” “How can I promote my game?”, “What does it take to start working at a game studio?” “What are the rewards at game studios?” “Is it possible to combine studies at ARC Academy with school commitments?” are just some of the questions we are happy to answer.
The schools we visited virtually in November are SPGE “John Anatanov”, Sofia, PPMG “Ivan Tsenov”, Vratsa, SU “Hristo Botev”, Tutrakan, SU “Neofit Rilski”, Harmanli; PPMG “Dobri Chintulov”, Sliven, PPMG “Geo Milev”, Stara Zagora, EG “Acad. Lyudmil Stoyanov”, Blagoevgrad, SU “Hristo Botev”, Kozloduy and 118 “Acad. L. Stoyanov”, Sofia. Thank you for your trust!
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The lectures are held free of charge online at a time convenient for you and your students, and there is no limit to the number of attendees. For further information and questions, you can write to us at [email protected].