Unlock your Future in Game Development with Sperasoft

Starting Date
Friday, March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
Monday, February 26, 2024
Program Duration
6 months
Information Session
Monday, February 26, 19:00

The gaming industry, once considered a niche hobby, has rapidly become one of the largest markets in the entertainment industry. Currently valued at $385 billion, it is projected to reach over $522 billion by 2027. Globally, there are approximately 3.09 billion active video game players, and this number is expected to increase to 3.32 billion by the end of 2024. The ongoing love for games suggests that the demand for game developers and designers will stick around. So, studying game development in 2024 is a smart move, given the steady interest in this field.

Microsoft Innovation Center, and the world-leading game development company Sperasoft in partnership with Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) and Gyumri Technology Center (GTC), proudly announce the launch of Game Development Bootcamp. Enroll now for an exclusive chance to join the global game development community. Get hands-on skills and learn from industry pros. Don't miss out!

About Sperasoft

Sperasoft is a leading game development company headquartered in  Burbank, CA. They offer fully international development capabilities with comprehensive professional teams that are constructed with the best producers, engineers, designers, and artists in the gaming industry. Sperasoft is a part of Keywords studios – international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry and beyond. Their partners and clients: Ubisoft, Microsoft, Warner Brothers, 343 Industries, Riot Games, Electronic Arts, Sony, BioWare, Blizzard, and many others.

About the Game Development Bootcamp

Throughout the course, you will acquire highly sought-after skills in the technology sector by delving deeply into the history and design principles of game development. The following topics will be covered during the bootcamp:

Unreal Engine

A key focus will be on mastering Unreal Engine, an industry-leading platform renowned for its cutting-edge graphics and user-friendly development environment.The course emphasizes the use of Unreal Engine's Shading, Animation, Particle System, and Procedural Content Generation tools to elevate the visual and interactive aspects of our project.

C++ programming language

To achieve optimal game performance and a seamless player experience, we strategically employ the C++ programming language for implementing game mechanics. 

Artificial intelligence (AI)

Staying abreast of technological advancements, the course dedicates substantial attention to understanding and incorporating modern trends in artificial intelligence (AI). This involves integrating AI tools and implementing AI algorithms within projects to enhance the intelligence of non-player characters (NPCs).

VR technologies and network fundamentals

The project will feature VR technologies and a robust networking setup to facilitate multiplayer modes. 

Cloud computing

The integration of cloud computing platforms will enhance scalability and performance. 

Client-server architecture

Implementing a client-server architecture will bolster the game's security, ensuring a robust and secure gaming environment.

3D  development tools

In response to industry demands, we leverage professional 3D development tools for comprehensive and refined content creation.

This hands-on, holistic approach equips you with the practical knowledge and experience needed for a successful career in the dynamic field of game development.

Who can be the participant of the game development bootcamp? 

We seek passionate individuals eager to establish their career in game development. Alongside a deep passion for the gaming industry, we are specifically looking for candidates who:

  • Are 15 years old and above
  • Possess a foundational understanding of any programming language, coupled with a strong grasp of mathematics and physics
  • Demonstrate an intermediate level of proficiency in English
  • Exhibit enthusiasm for innovation and creation of novel concepts
  • Possess a genuine love for continuous learning
  • Are prepared to make a commitment to a 6-month program

If you meet these criteria and are ready to contribute your best to the dynamic field of game development, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

First, you'll go through a testing and interview process to get in. Once selected, you'll dive into a 6-month program filled with classes, presentations, discussions with mentors, group projects, and interactions with experienced professionals. To succeed, plan on dedicating 3-5 hours to self-study every day alongside your scheduled classes.

The curriculum

The curriculum stands as a testament to the extraordinary collaboration between the professionals of Microsoft Innovation Center and Sperasoft. This ensures a learning experience that not only allows you to relax and enjoy the process but also guarantees internationally recognized and reliable skills, positioning you effectively in the global market.

What projects will you develop?

During the initial phase, participants will embark on a project, engaging in the acquisition of fundamental techniques and knowledge. In the final  session, participants will promptly immerse themselves in the game development process, leveraging cutting-edge techniques to create games effectively. They will systematically augment their project with additional features as they progress. Upon the successful completion of two levels, participants will have crafted a noteworthy portfolio through the culmination of their projects. In the concluding phase, participants will employ comprehensive technologies to construct a game, drawing upon their accumulated experience and integrating new, innovative and modern technologies offered by the center.

About the Mentor

Mark Hunanyan, a software engineer and an independent digital artist, brings to the table over two decades of experience. He is renowned for his diverse educational programs tailored for various technical institutions worldwide, attesting to his expertise and impact in the field. He has recently joined the MIC team as a trainer and mentor.

What do we guarantee and why to participate? 

  • Successful graduates will get an opportunity to undergo an interview with Sperasoft for a job in AAA GameDev,
  • Guaranteed access to collaborative MIC x Sperasoft game development workshops at the entire duration of the bootcamp,
  • Valuable knowledge,
  • Practical skills,
  • Pleasant and creative working environment,
  • Connections with professionals of the field and Armenian IT companies.

How to apply

Only 12-15 individuals who pass both the test and interview will be chosen to participate. If you're interested in applying, make sure you're committed to the challenge and complete the application by 26 February, 2024

How much is the tuition? 

The monthly tuition fee is 65,000 AMD.

The program will start on March 1, 2024, and end on October 2024.


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