Xsolla Partners with Curine Ventures to Launch Xsolla Curine Academy in Kuala Lumpur
- Xsolla, a global video game commerce company, has partnered with Curine Ventures to launch the Xsolla Curine Academy, a game development education initiative, announced at MYDCF.
- The academy aims to empower local talent in Malaysia’s video game industry by offering comprehensive and industry-aligned training programs covering various aspects of game development.
- Participants can choose from 4-month and 12-month programs, gaining expertise in marketing, project management, programming, art, quality assurance, business, publishing, and analytics.
- The Game Incubator program within the academy fosters innovation and offers mentorship, enhancing game development in Malaysia.
- Xsolla Curine Academy collaborates with Xsolla Funding Club and Xsolla Accelerator, bringing over 180 investors and publishers into the ecosystem to support local game development and bridge the gap between talent and opportunities in Malaysia’s gaming industry.
In a groundbreaking announcement at the Malaysian Digital Content Festival (MYDCF) organized by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Xsolla, a prominent global video game commerce company, unveiled its latest initiative – the Xsolla Curine Academy, a collaboration with Curine Ventures.
This visionary project is set to revolutionize the landscape of game development education and talent cultivation in Malaysia.
The Xsolla Curine Academy is a testament to Xsolla’s commitment to empowering and nurturing local talent within the video game industry.
With a focus on providing comprehensive and industry-aligned training programs, this initiative aims to equip aspiring game developers with the essential skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the gaming world.
By collaborating with global experts and adhering to the highest industry standards, Xsolla Curine Academy sets out to bridge the gap between talent and opportunity, ultimately contributing to the growth of the local game development ecosystem.
A Multifaceted Learning Experience
Participants in the Xsolla Curine Academy can choose from various program durations, including 4-month and 12-month options.
These programs offer an intensive curriculum that covers a wide array of game development aspects, including marketing, project management, programming, art, quality assurance, business, publishing, and analytics.
By imparting industry-endorsed best practices, the academy ensures that developers are well-prepared to navigate the competitive gaming landscape.
It’s an opportunity for aspiring developers to gain a holistic understanding of the industry and its demands.
Game Incubator: Fostering Innovation
As part of the Xsolla Curine Academy, the Game Incubator program takes center stage, offering participants the chance to engage in focused workshops and gain insights from industry experts.
Lasting either 4 or 12 months, this program is designed to elevate the quality of game development in Malaysia.
It provides aspiring developers with the knowledge, tools, and mentorship needed to take their game projects to the next level.
A Unified Ecosystem
In a move that amplifies its commitment to nurturing gaming talent and innovation, Xsolla Curine Academy is joining forces with Xsolla Funding Club and Xsolla Accelerator.
This collaboration brings a network of over 180 investors and publishers into the fold.
Drawing from their experience in launching indie games, the partnership aims to create a thriving ecosystem that supports and propels game development in Malaysia.
It’s a significant step toward fostering growth and innovation within the local gaming industry.
As Chris Hewish, CEO of Xsolla, aptly put it, “At Xsolla, we’re committed to growing and empowering the global video game ecosystem by helping to share knowledge that leads to innovation, growth, and prosperity from a game career.
In Kuala Lumpur, where local talent abounds, we recognize a gap between local talent and the industry opportunities available to them.
The launch of Xsolla Curine Academy is a monumental step towards bridging that gap. It’s an investment in developing the skills and knowledge base of aspiring game developers in this region.
But it’s also our way of giving back to a community that has generously supported us.
With the diverse programs, expert-led workshops, and invaluable network offered through the Academy, we’re laying the foundation for a robust gaming community in Malaysia.”