As UK Higer Education fees rise, which prohibit some from attending or re-training; Microsoft partner with Polygon College (www.polygoncollege.com ) to offer higher level approved City & Guilds Diplomas, the equivalent to an Access2HE foundation course – which could lead individuals onto a computer science or programming degree.
All these higher levels can be studied flexibly online & purchased by an affordable modular model, allowing individuals to obtain education to suit-their-pocket – not just in the UK but to other territories wishing to obtain an approved UK Diploma.
Polygon College Has Landed!
They’ve also launched the Polygon Engine, exclusive to Polygon College members; a browser-based games engine used alongside course material to build fantastic, interactive games either published on the web or Facebook with a single click!
Polygon College, the established Video Game Trainers, have launched their brand new website where enthusiastic gamers can learn to make their own games quickly with exciting, easy-to-follow video tutorials.
Aimed at complete beginners through to intermediate and advanced developers the content spans a huge variety of game development topics. This online training can provide City & Guilds accredited certificates so that the next generation of games developers hit the ground running with industry recognised certificates. City & Guilds is the UK’s leading awarding body and the certificates are recognised world-wide.
Prospective students can try out some of the free Lessons; there’s Game Development Principles, What is 3ds Max, Game Testing or take a look at the Polygon Engine. The Polygon Engine is available to all subscribers; it’s a home-grown game engine right from your browser and works alongside course material. Users can build their very own masterpieces and then publish to the web or Facebook with a single click!
And, Polygon College have teamed up with Microsoft to provide full access to Microsoft Imagine Premium for all Polygon subscribers.
Within the Polygon College Community members can join together with other like-minded people to form studios, and enjoy designing and creating games together; who knows, you could put together a studio that produces the latest block-buster!
There’s also weekly Live Internet Training where the polygon development team will beam into your living room to provide help, advice and training in a variety of games development subjects.