How video games are made and what role programming plays in the process was the topic of a series of meetings with high school students organized by the ARC Academy.
Nikolay Dimitrov, technical director at one of the largest game studios in our country, Gameloft Sofia, and the co-founder of ARC Academy, Anthony Christov, met with over 300 students from Sofia Mathematical High School Paisii Hilendarski, Sofia Vocational High School for Electronics “John Atanasov”, Professional High School of Computer Modeling and Innovations, Burgas, Mathematical High School “Acad. Kiril Popov”, Plovdiv and 51 “Elisaveta Bagryana” High School, Sofia.
Due to the great interest in the topic, we also organized an online meeting in which students from different cities in the country participated.
Nikolay Dimitrov, who worked on games like March of Empires and Heroes of the Dark, told what stages the game development process goes through and what types of programmers there are in a game studio. Antoni Hristov talks about his work as the art director of the films Finding Nemo, Cars, and Wall-E, which the students grew up with, and the role of the ARC Academy as a place that prepares young talent for work in film and game studios.
The topic of video games was of keen interest to the students, who asked a number of questions about working in game studios, programming languages, and engines, etc.
Programming is an essential part of video game creation, and the Game Programming program, which launched at ARC Academy in the fall, focuses on it. The two-year course uses the C++ language and Unreal Engine. Nikolay Dimitrov and a team of professionals from game studios developed the program.
You have until June 4th to enter a Game Programming scholarship contest. You will find more information here.