APU partners Acxyn to advance education frontiers of game development
By Digital News Asia November 16, 2023
- Collaboration boosts game development education for students in Web3 gaming
- Blends tech-focused degrees with practical game development skills for evolving careers
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) has entered a strategic partnership with Acxyn Sdn Bhd, a prominent player in Web3 gaming technology.
This collaboration aims to advance game development education, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the evolving world of Web3 gaming.
As part of the partnership, Acxyn conducted a game design workshop titled ‘Monetisation Using Web3 for Game Creators’ on November 7th at APU’s campus, offering students insights into the monetisation opportunities of Web3 compared to the existing Web2 framework. This initiative enhanced students' understanding of Web3 technologies through real-world applications shared by Acxyn and their Game Studio Partner, Quurk.
Associate Professor Dr Tan Chin Ike, Head of APU’s School of Computing noted the evolution of game development from 2-bit monochrome graphics to today’s immersive, photo-realistic visuals and open-world sandbox gameplay. Emphasising that advances in hardware, software game engines and tools have driven this evolution, Tan highlighted the exciting potential of Web3, including true ownership of in-game assets and the opportunity for players to earn real-world value through in-game assets and resources.
Meanwhile, John Schneider, CEO of Acxyn underscored the significance of education in the Web3 gaming landscape, stating, "We are excited to work closely with APU in this transformative journey. The gaming industry is rapidly evolving, and it's essential to equip the next generation of game developers with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. This partnership exemplifies our dedication to providing the opportunities needed to thrive in game development. Our 'Monetisation in Web3' workshop is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership."
Both parties declared their committment to preparing students for evolving careers by blending technology-focused degree programmes with practical skills for game development with the incorporation of Web3 gaming education into the curriculum, emphasising blockchain technology, NFTs, and decentralised ecosystems in the gaming industry.
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