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U of W Gets Serious About Game Development

May 8, 2014 10:19 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

University of WinnipegA new part-time course in game development is being offered through the University of Winnipeg.

The Serious Games Certificate is the first of its kind in Manitoba and helps develop the local gaming industry.

Serious games are defined as those that extend beyond entertainment. Using video game technologies and principles, serious gaming employs the use and functionality of 3D interactivity within virtual environments.

“Using games technology for learning is our driving passion at Project Whitecard Inc., and we could not be more thrilled that UWinnipeg continues to be a strong advocate with this new certificate program,” said Khal Shariff, CEO of Project Whitecard, who jointly developed the program with the university.

The eight-course program usually takes one year to complete and will begin in September.