29/09/2023 05:08 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- Xsolla, a global video game commerce company announced it is launching Xsolla Curine Academy in collaboration with Curine Ventures, at Malaysia Digital Content Festival (MYDCF) organised by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

The Xsolla Curine Academy is an initiative dedicated to nurturing and empowering local talent within the video game industry which aligns with industry needs and adheres to the highest standards created in collaboration with global experts.

Its goal is to provide game developers with a comprehensive, industry-leading programme designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the industry.

Xsolla Chief Executive Officer, Chris Hewish said the launch of Xsolla Curine Academy is a monumental step towards bridging the gap between local talent and the industry opportunities available to them, in Kuala Lumpur, where local talent abounds.

“With the diverse programmes, expert-led workshops, and invaluable network offered through the Academy, we are laying the foundation for a robust gaming community in Malaysia," he said in a statement.

The Xsolla Curine Academy offers various programmes for four and 12 months, where participants can expect a rigorous curriculum covering various aspects of game development, and industry-endorsed best practices that prepare developers for the competitive world.

The mission is to bridge the gap between talent and opportunity, ultimately fostering growth within the local game development ecosystem.

As part of the Xsolla Curine Academy, the team also introduced the Game Incubator programme, which lasts four or 12 months, whereby participants will benefit from focused workshops and insightful lectures by industry experts, which is set to elevate game development in Malaysia.

In a game-changing move, Xsolla Funding Club and Accelerator are joining forces with the Xsolla Curine Academy, providing a network of over 180 investors and publishers and share their experience in launching indie games.


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