Media Design School partners with PlayStation® in a New Zealand first

Media Design School has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to become the only tertiary institute in New Zealand where students can develop for PlayStation platforms. The PlayStation®First Academic Development Programme recognises the world’s leading game development courses to help foster young game developers. SCEE will support Media Design School with tools, expertise incubation …

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Masterclass with Valve/Weta game designer Laura Dubuk

Media Design School will host a weekend masterclass with Laura Dubuk who has designed, modelled and textured environments for Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Alien Swarm and Portal 2 at Valve. The hands-on masterclass will be held at Media Design School March 22 and 23 and cover level design, digital painting, character design and a portfolio …

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Games deliver new insights into Autism

A free iPad game is giving the medical fraternity something to think about as it delivers fresh observations about children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome Nurfland is the first in a series of games being developed by Project Autismus, a not-for-profit group of game developers, parents, Media Design School students and psychologists in New Zealand, …

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Media Design School grad gets Apple approval

New Zealand’s flourishing game industry has a new arrival with the iTunes App Store launch of Koi Pond Code Breaker from Bexcellent Games. Game programmer Rebecca Cox graduated from Auckland’s Media Design School in late 2012 and wasted no time in setting up mobile game studio Bexcellent Games to develop iPhone games. Her first release, …

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