Remember DAE Studios’ 2 Games a Month program? Building a new video game concept – from ideation to protoype – every two weeks sure sounded like a crazy idea, but the first edition has succesfully come to a close. Over the course of 18 weeks, as many game developer students and enthusiasts dashed through production cycle after production cycle, working on both entertainment and applied games while being guided by a team of experienced mentors.
You can’t finish 32 video game prototypes without learning a thing or two. By having to move quickly, participants had little time to dwell on the details and had to make snapshot decisions. In orde to be succesful, they not only learned how to validate the market potential of their prototype, but they had to work on a meticulous schedule in order to wrap everything up in time for the group presentations.
It quickly became apparent to the mentors that the best results were produced by teams with different backgrounds and skill sets. One of these teams has decided to take the next step and is currently being coached by DAE Studios in order to take their first steps in the video games sector. Mission accomplished!
Identifying talented individuals and putting together teams that extend their individual capabilities is something DAE Studios wants to focus on even more when the 2 Games a Month program returns in February 2022. Both returning and new, including a seasoned producer that worked at Bohemia Interactive, mentors will try to make the new program an even bigger success.
Of course, they can’t do that without talented students who want to depart on the video game development adventure of a lifetime. So if you are at all interested in turning your passion for video games into a career and you think you’ve got what it takes to become part of a team with similar ambitions, you can apply for the next edition right now. The program is open to students from various educational backgrounds and DAE alumni.
DAE Studios also strongly encourages students with a business, design, production or marketing background to apply in order to mix up the skill sets. So if you’re looking to work shoulder to shoulder with the most promising game developer talent out there (you don’t become the world’s Best Game Design and Development School for the third time by accident), you know what to do.
Best of luck to everyone applying and another big congratulations to everyone at Digital Arts & Entertainment with another tremendous performance at The Rookies!