University of Abertay and Instinct unveil education package

University of Abertay and Instinct unveil education package

By Ed Fear

July 19th 2007 at 10:56AM

Collaboration to develop â??talent incubatorâ?? for colleges and universities

The University of Abertay Dundee and Instinct Technologies have signed a deal to provide an education package available to colleges and universities looking to start courses on games design.

The package will marry university-level training courses provided by Abertay with Instinct Technologies’ games development studio software.

Instinct Technology's business development director, Mike Gamble, said: “This agreement is exciting on a number of levels. Not only are we partnering with the UK's premier provider of game development education, but we are also helping to create a situation where tomorrow's game developers will arrive in the workplace with invaluable experience of Instinct Studio under their belts."

“We are delighted to have concluded this deal with Instinct Technology, Abertay can now not only provide a ‘best in class’ commercial game middleware platform for our own students, but also, we take on the welcome role of a centre of excellence and guarantor of longevity for these technologies,” added Paul Fullwood, Abertay’s professor of video games technology.

 “In the coming years Abertay will disseminate these technologies and its training programme to other universities and colleges. We see this as a pivotal role for universities in support of the creative industries.”