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Learning from the Experts - Multimedia, VFX and Computer Games Development Students Visit GameFounders

31 Multimedia, VFX and Computer Games Development students together with 2 lecturers from School of Media, Arts and Design (SoMAD) and School of Computing & Technology participated in an industrial visit cum demonstration to GameFounders Asia Sdn Bhd, Bangsar South recently. This visit was arranged by Mr. Md Baharul Islam, Dr. Chen Tet Khuan,  Mr. Naresh Kumar Appadurai, Mr. Jacob Sow, and Mr. Aylmer Lee from SoMAD.
During the visit, representatives from the company ushered their latest developed games from different game genres and the challenges of the game level, which allowed the students to experience a better apprehension of the concept of professional game development. GameFounders is a business incubator that provides gaming startups with seed capital.
Later in a presentation and interactive session, students went to a game playtest session, where 10 new games were shown. Students played the new games and provided their constructive feedback,  to the corresponding game developers. This was a great learning experience for all students who participated, in which they recognized the opportunities and challenges from current Games industry. 


In summary, the highlight of this visit was that students had the opportunity and privilege to play the game before they enter the game marketplace. It was indeed a useful and interesting demonstration, which exposed students to know the challenges of detailed game characters, levels and mechanics. Both students and lecturers who participated in the visit agreed that hands-on learning experiences are essential towards enhancing the effectiveness of mastering the subjects.

Green & Mighty - The ALL NEW Green Screen Studio

We are excited to share that APU & APIIT now house a state-of-the-art, professional Green Screen Studio! It is located at Level 3, APU Campus @ TPM. This new addition, as part of our new facilities in the APU Campus @ TPM, is catered for the media production needs of the newly launched programmes from APIIT School of Media, Arts and Design (SoMAD), which are related to the broadcasting, advertising and post production fields. It is available to all staff and students at APU & APIIT upon booking, to also benefit other programmes and clubs and societies-related activities.
The studio comprises a range of professional equipment, such as a Canon DSLR camera, a Sony XDCAM camcorder, a Dolly track and lighting systems. The walls had been made soundproof to isolate noise and external disturbances while a video or photo shoot is ongoing. With a 10-seater roundtable, it is now a complete and conducive learning environment that encourages creativity and new ideas. In addition, a corner of the studio has been dedicated for students’ projects showcase, in which excellent projects are exhibited to inspire more students.


If you wish to drop by the studio, or if you wish to know more information, you may contact Assoc. Prof. Wong Bee Suan, Academic Director, APIIT, at suan@apiit.edu.my