Brainworth bursts onto Kickstarter– learn how to program in a game world
Friday, 21st September 2012 at 1:37 pm
Sydney, 21st September– Brainworth aims to change the face of education, providing an educational online game world for adults.
Having already received funding from the New South Wales government, Brainworth is now reaching out to its future students and enthusiasts to help get the product into a full launch.
Ben Sand, CEO of Brainworth, said:“We’ve put years into making Brainworth all it can be, and are finally in the closing stages of polishing it for release. Now, we need one last push with help from our fans to make this dream a reality, and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to get that final piece of support to get us across the line.”
“ Brainworth is starting with teaching AI programming, since computer science is what our team knows and loves, but from there, we plan to be able to teach everything from economics to philosophy. They sky’s the limit for this completely new way to learn.”
Using a new and unique presentation format, Brainworth teaches a high-level programming subject in a series of challenges, tasks and games, and will branch out from there into other fields of science and business. Brainworth will serve third-year college students looking to test and improve their skills in a rich online game world, providing new ways for students to collaborate and take charge of their own education.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said,“The NSW Government is pleased to support Brainworth through the Interactive Media Fund. The electronic games industry has an increasingly important role to play in other sectors such as health, finance and– as in this case– education. A company like Brainworth has great potential to achieve export success, and I hope the assistance offered under the Interactive Media Fund will help make this a reality.”
Brainworth is going into beta very soon, and is accepting signups for students right now.
For more information, stay tuned to www.brainworth.net.
Brainworth was founded by Ben Sand in July 2010, and was built up with CTO Dave Wilcox. Leigh Harris joined in May 2011 as Head of Marketing. Advisors included Rohan Story and Soren Harner (VP Engineering at BigCommerce, former VP Engineering at Atlassian) with Guy Blomberg taking a more hands on role as a Creative Consultant. In total Brainworth has a total of 22 people contributing to the project, primarily from leading game design colleges and universities in Sydney. Brainworth aims to be a poster child for low burn rate startups while securing its initial funding and launching its prototype product to the world. It is based in Sydney, Australia.
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