Dassault and GIGA Everonn to bring game technology education in India

by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 20, 2010

3Dvia VirtoolsDassault Systèmes, a3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions recently partnered with Global Institute of Gaming and Animation (GIGA) a division of Everonn Skill Development (ESDL) to bring game technology education endorsed by 3DVIA Virtools. GIGA is expected to offer game technology education endorsed by 3DVIA Virtools, as part of its full time degree or diploma programs. Everonn GIGA is licensed by Dassault Systèmes to offer programs in three levels at colleges and schools right from class VI.

“Games, with their popularity and singular ability to engage young people, are showing promise as a way to excite and prepare the Net generation, the current crop of students who have grown up on technology. Dassault Systèmes, together with GIGA is helping students to develop games that are compelling and playable using latest 3DVIA Virtools,” remarked Ajay Verma, VP, Dassault Systèmes, South Asia.

Dassault informed that by adopting the technology, GIGA will bring in, one can slash down turnaround times by 60 percent relative to the time taken for making a game under normal practise. The partnership provides room for the names of the graduating students to be published in an exclusive link of the 3Dvia Virtools website, making students pursuing these programs being identified as professionals ready for an industrial career.

Citing this developments as a breakthrough as far as game education in India is concerned Peter Sebastian, head, GIGA said that, 3DVIA virtools providing, access to non-programmers, intuitive interface, library of over 500 standard behavior building blocks, rendering engine, compatibility with other modeling tools and multiplatform deployment on Xbox/Wii/PC/Mac, interactive real-time 3D content will get easier for Indian students, who will now have access to this international content and authoring platform.

“With big names like Electronics Arts (EA, USA), Ubisoft (EPA:UBI), Sony (NYSE:SNE), Artematica, Lexis Numérique using the 3DVIA Virtools for game prototyping, the qualification becomes high on demand,” Sebastian added further.