Date, Location: Students studying with distance blended learning service Train2Game are working with Microsoft to develop mobile titles to be released on Windows 8 early next year. The paid contract work sees three of Train2Game’s student artists working remotely with Microsoft’s Lightwood studio to produce artwork to be used in Microsoft mobile gaming titles.
The students have now begun working with Microsoft and the project is set to be complete in January 2013. The students selected for the opportunity by Train2Game have excelled at recent game jams and also reached the advanced stages of the Train2Game course. Taking part in the project are: Neil Gorman, Cat Forsyth and Malik Razik.
Neil Gorman said: “I’m really excited to be working with Microsoft to develop for Windows 8 Mobile. It’s great to have this opportunity to work with such a huge organisation and it’s all thanks to Train2Game for connecting me with Microsoft.”
Cat Forsyth said: “I’ve been lucky enough to be selected to work on this project with Microsoft and I can’t wait to begin. As part of the Train2Game course I worked with a team to produce titles for Windows 8 at the 2012 Game Jam, so I have some experience with this latest version of Windows and look forward to learning even more.”
Malik Razik said: “What an opportunity, I have always wanted to work for a major games developer and Train2Game has given me this great chance. Although we will be contracted to work with Microsoft for a month this will be a great experience and I hope will create more opportunities for me in the future.”
Jan Telensky, Train2Game, added, “This is exactly what Train2Game is for – education leading to paid work. We are so proud that courtesy of Train2game these students can now add Microsoft to their respective CV’s alongside Guinness World Record holder – another testament to the skills within the Train2Game course having amazing commercial value”.