New Addition to Singapore Game Development Ecosystem

Last week on Aug 17 (Monday), 2015, we have happily seen a new addition to our Singapore Game Development Ecosystem – the TP-Autodesk Serious Games Hub at Temasek Polytechnic (TP), School of Informatics & IT.

The hub has been officiated by Mr V. R. Srivatsan, the managing director of Autodesk in ASEAN region, and received by Mrs Lee-Lim Sok Keow, Deputy Principal of TP and Director, School of Informatics & IT. This collaboration had marked the start of TP to build its capabilities in the area of next-gen serious game development.

Launch Event TP Serious Game Hub

Within this new hub there are 4 unique studio spaces, namely: Select Studio, Start Studio, Autodesk Certification Centre & UiUX Future Lab, which I had helped to illustrate and conceptualize earlier on.

The Select Studio which focuses on the game design aspects of development, whereas the Start Studio which focuses on production to publishing. These two joint studio spaces have already in operation since early of this year. It has been used to host the development of Moonless, an action adventure tech demo which involved our very own Game Design & Development (GDD) students, and the Swedish Indie Game Studio, Fat Shark. The collaboration had given the students an opportunity to use Autodesk’s next-generation game engine, Stingray, before it is being released.

TP Autodesk Serious Game Hub Studio Interior Design Concept Blueprint by Lin Chou Cheng

As for the Autodesk Certification Centre, it will allow the students as well as industry professionals to be certified in all Autodesk Certification Program. Lastly, the addition of the UiUX Future Lab will be focusing on the aspect of user experience design and usability testing.

From now onwards, all the Game Design & Development students of TP will be graduating with professional certification in Autodesk Media & Entertainment tools. This will further boost their credentials as they embark on a tech-related career in local and internationally.

I think it will be an exciting time ahead for all the budding game developers here in TP.

Also, not forget to mention, I manage to catch up with quite a numbers of my ex-students during the event (while I was busy like a bee as the event photographer). It is always good to see the transformation of you all: from students to become part of Singapore’s game industry!

Fellow indie game developers and industrialite of Singapore game industry Lin Chou Cheng