A New Era in Game Development Education: APU Partners with Acxyn
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) has recently unveiled a groundbreaking partnership with Acxyn, a leader in Web3 gaming technology. This collaboration signifies a pivotal moment in the field of game development education, aiming to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the rapidly evolving landscape of Web3 gaming.
Innovative Workshop Bridges Classroom and Industry
A key highlight of this partnership was the “Monetisation Using Web3 for Game Creators” workshop held at APU’s campus on November 7th. This workshop represents a forward-thinking approach to education, where APU students were provided with essential knowledge about the monetisation opportunities in Web3, a significant advancement over the traditional Web2 framework.
Expert Insights at the Forefront of Learning
Mr. Irfan Kamarulzaman from Acxyn spearheaded discussions on Web3 monetisation for game creators during the workshop. Students had the unique opportunity to gain insights from Acxyn and their Game Studio Partner, Quurk, about the practical applications of Web3 technologies within a game development studio context.
Educational Leaders Voice Their Enthusiasm
Associate Professor Ts Dr Tan Chin Ike, Head of APU’s School of Computing, shared his excitement about the partnership, remarking, “Game Development has evolved much over the years, from the era of 2-bit monochrome graphics to today’s immersive photo-realistic visuals and open-world sandbox gameplay. This evolution has been driven by advances in hardware and software technology as well as emerging game engines and tools. One of the more recent and indeed significant advances in game development is Web3 technology which offers a secure and decentralised platform for players. An exciting aspect of Web3 in game development is the potential for true ownership of in-game assets and the opportunity to earn real-world value in in-game assets and resources while immersing players in the game.”
Acxyn’s CEO, John Schneider, also commented on the partnership’s importance, saying, “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’ masterclass is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership.”
A Future-Oriented Academic and Industry Synergy
This partnership marks a significant step toward integrating Web3 gaming education into the academic curriculum. APU and Acxyn are committed to preparing students for a future dominated by blockchain technology, NFTs, and decentralized gaming ecosystems.
Celebrating a Collaborative Milestone
The partnership was celebrated with a group picture after the workshop, capturing the essence of this collaborative effort. The photo features key trainers and quiz winners, symbolizing the combined efforts of APU and Acxyn in nurturing future-ready professionals.
APU and Acxyn: Pioneering Future-Ready Professionals
APU, known for its commitment to nurturing professionals equipped for global challenges, continues this tradition with its technology-focused degree programmes. Similarly, Acxyn, as the world’s first IP tokenization platform, is revolutionizing the gaming industry by leveraging Web3 technologies to maximize the commercial potential of gaming IPs.
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This strategic partnership between APU and Acxyn not only marks a significant milestone in game development education but also illustrates the dynamic synergy between academia and industry, paving the way for future innovations in the gaming world.