Future Of Game Education

Preach what you Practice. Introducing game studio NeoN Origins – Powered by Mediacollege Amsterdam, where we’re running a hybrid game studio with a 20-man team composed of game development students, educators and professionals. With a co-creation approach that emphasizes mentorship and apprenticeship over traditional classroom teaching, students gain hands-on experience and intrinsic motivation, while building an awesome game-service with us. Join our talk to see how we transform students to reliable young development professionals in the span of one year. Expect: talent & personal development, game education inspiration, and a new way to approach game development.

Speaker Bio

Berend Weij was co-founder and technical director of ‘’Mijn naam is Haas’’. Alongside his team he worked and published multiple mobile, tablet, and pc games such as five CD-Roms of ‘’Mijn naam is Haas’’. The game also won several game awards such as the prestigious Dutch Game Award. Berend is a veteran game and software developer who has worked in the field for over 24 years. He also worked as a lecturer for more than 10 years.