Global video game commerce company Xsolla and Malaysian firm Curine Ventures Sdn Bhd have teamed up to set up their own school to give birth to the next generation of video game developers.

It is a marvel to see that across Southeast Asia, more tertiary courses for video game development have been springing up, making it far more accessible to those interested in creating video games as a career.

The Xsolla Curine Game Development School (XCGDS) aims to close the skill gap by preparing students for employability and life in the industry. With Xsolla’s experience in the gaming industry, the company will be bringing in top teaching talent and developing the curriculum for the students of XCGDS.

Currently, the school will offer a one-year certification program tailored by Xsolla’s team of experienced professionals. With XCGDS, Xsolla and Curine Ventures aim to give students access to a large network of video game studios for potential job placements and internships.

Students will also have access to the XCGDS accelerator fund, which aims to help students looking to further their game development on a more entrepreneurial path through monetary funding of up to US$100,000, as well as a mentorship program.

The fees for the XCGDS program are set at RM35,000, with early bird registrations available at a discounted rate of RM30,000. The school’s location is yet to be determined, but it will likely be in the Bangsar area.

Malaysia has real prospects as a new game industry hub. There are so many talented people that can make history, they just never had a chance to discover their potential.

We at Xsolla want to give every student an opportunity to test themselves while working on real projects at real companies during their education. We came up with the idea of opening a School to promote our vision of studying not just for the sake of studying but studying for life.

Shurick Agapitov, Xsolla founder

The first intake for the Xsolla Curine Game Development School is set for August 2023.