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News British Game Republic Academy launched

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 12 Jul 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    Omnituens New Member

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    2 years too late for me :(
     
  3. bilbothebaggins

    bilbothebaggins New Member

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    Many industries seem to enter win-win engagements with universities ... I guess it also can be A Good Thing with the gaming industry ...
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    very cool!
     
  5. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    Awaiting the next Peter Molyneux.:rock:
     
  6. evilgreenie

    evilgreenie Standby for Main Engine Burn

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    Question - is it not better to spend 3 years hacking out a kick-ass series of mods and building a reputation online rather than slaving away on a brand-new, untested academic course... Sure the sponsors will get to cherry-pick the best developers, but my feeling is this course will be sold more to wannabes who'll end up with a bit of paper and zilch-else at the end of it..
     
  7. mattthegamer463

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    Oh thank god. I thought it was about a university for people to learn how to game better at.

    Thank god its a development school. Thats actually a decent idea, hopefully it works well. I can definitely see developers getting in to get first dibs on new upcoming developers. It could produce some profoundly different developers in the way its a course and not just teaching yourself or getting help from forums. This shall prove interesting.

    What is with that republic deal? Its a school, not a country. ;)
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Trust me, this business is all about WHO you know, not just the experience you get from mods.
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Agree with Joe here. I know a few people that have now got awesome jobs through networking in the games industry. Reflections, Virtual Playground, Blitz to name a few. But I think this is just a formal way of doing a Sandwich Degree. Most students at my uni that do a placement in games go back to the company when they're done.
     
  10. Mister_X

    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    well Its somewhere for the future McDonalds employees to hang out


    /me not bitter at all that this wasn't around in my day.
     
  11. Vonpo

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    I think the idea looks great on paper, we will just have to wait and see how this will be implemented. This may as well spark a new trend in creating game academy's through out the world. Which is a great thing, meaning fresh and promising game developers are easier to find and heir :thumb:
     
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    Any idea when they are taking applicants. Ive just finished my BSc Computer Games Technology at Portsmouth University and im looking to do a masters
     
  13. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    I'm guessing this is along the lines of what the IADT offers. Not a bad idea either!
     
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