Rishi Khemka, Chief Enjoyment Officer (CEO) at ARK Infosolutions/ MindBox India spoke on Creating New Generation of Game Developers at Unite India 2017 in Hyderabad on 8th November. During his session, he presented the case of how they are using Unity as a tool for developing Creativity, Innovation and Problem-Solving Skills among young learners as a part of STEAM based Education in Indian Schools.
Unite is an important gathering of Unity developers, artists, publishers, educators, and enthusiasts. He also presented the benefits of ‘GAME JAM’ competitions to nurture Creative and Innovative Mindset among children, based on 4 successful National level competitions for kids which is Design Championship in association with NASSCOM Gaming Forum.
MindBox recently completed their 7-city Design Championship 2017 which saw an overwhelming response with 2300 entries from 270+ schools and 750+ online project submissions that met all criterion.
This contest provided students with a platform to develop skills like Design Thinking, Logic Development, problem-solving & decision-making, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning, artistic literacy and Cognitive Thinking which were evaluated by leading industry experts. The most exciting part was that the winners of Game Design from each city got a chance to present their game at NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2017 held recently in Hyderabad.
Rishi Khemka, Director & CEO, ARK Infosolutions said, “MindBox realized the potential game development has with STEAM-based learning in schools. We are building the Gamers of Future through our program – Interactive Media Design with technology tool Unity using unique Project & Design based learning methods. Such associations and events help us in being updated with the latest trends and developments in the industry to restructure our programs and curriculum.”
Unity is the market-leading platform for creating video games, simulations and other interactive 3D and 2D content. The event offers valuable insights on the latest Unity features and latest market trends. It is a platform to learn from the gaming industry experts about what it takes to succeed.
NASSCOM Game Developers Conference (NGDC) is one of India’s largest and well-known event of game developers, publishers and decision makers in the ecosystem. Recognizing the growing games market in India, NGDC is currently in its 9th year. It is dedicated to the advancement of interactive entertainment through conversations, panel discussions and more. NGDC aims at carrying the exciting gaming ecosystem forward in India.