Ubisoft wants to teach players how to create video games through a video game

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This is Game Creator’s Odyssey.

Ubisoft, one of the largest concerns on the video game market, has decided to train future game developers. Together with the University of Canada, Concordia has developed this unusual course of learning how to create video games – a course that … is embedded inside a video game.

The game, which is supposed to teach how to create video games, presents the story of Nagato – a ninja from feudal Japan, and its name is Game Creator’s Odyssey. As part of the fun, students must analyze specific examples from various Ubisoft productions, such as Assassin’s Creed, as well as meet challenges that guarantee experience points.

Gaining experience allows you to unlock content such as interviews with developers from Ubisoft or further parts of the history of Nagato. To complete the course and the game, students must create the concept of their own video game and upload it to Game Creator’s Odyssey.

"Game Creator’s Odyssey is based on the experience gained in Ubisoft over the past 30 years and on internal training for our developers from around the world. It is a great pleasure to adapt this training for universities and to share our knowledge on how to create games with the next generation of developers. ", said Olivier Palmieri, game director at Ubisoft Montreal.

Game Creator’s Odyssey (developed in English and French) are divided into two acts, of which the first is already available. Unfortunately, it can be used only by students of selected universities from different parts of the world, but you will get to know it better with the help of the video below. The second act of the course is expected to appear next spring.

Source: Ubisoft