U.S. college uses CryENGINE 2 in classes

cryengine2Crytek announced that Florida-based college Ringling College of Art and Design has licensed Crytek’s CryENGINE 2 for educational needs.

The engine will serve student purposes and will prepare them for (hopefully) a future in the computer graphics industry, according to Jim McCampbell, head of the college’s computer animation department.

"Licensing the CryENGINE 2 will ensure our graduates are prepared and experienced in working with a technology that is rapidly becoming a new industry standard, while allowing them the possibility to create virtually anything their imaginations can conceive."

Faruk Yerli, CEO of Crytek, praised the licensing and also opened up the possibilities of other schools embracing the CryENGINE 2 for educational needs in the future.

"Now that Ringling will be training their students using our engine and tools, we look forward in the coming years to welcoming even more future graduate game designers and animators to our employ, as will the ever growing list of companies who have chosen to license the CryENGINE 2 for their own productions."

Game development continues to be a hot job commodity so to have access to the actual tools developers use to create games in a learning environment is an excellent way to get into the market. I remember reading that some schools used Civilization IV and Rome: Total War to talk about historic topics.

[Via Next Generation]


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