Microsoft will be continuing their initiative to inspire young minds to get into game development when they launch the second wave of Xbox Academy classes beginning later this month. Better yet, the company will not only be hosting classes at their flagship store in Sydney, but they will be expanding to the store in New York City as well. Microsoft announced the news on the official Xbox website, alongside dates and registration links.
Here's a breakdown of the dates:
- New York City – August 20th – September 3rd – Register Here
- Sydney, Austrailia – September 25th – October 1st – Register Here
The classes are taught in partnership with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) and are split into three different categories, Development, Programming, and Design. Development teaches students how to make a game and run it on the Xbox One, Programming teaches how to build it, and Design shows conceptualization and pitch making.
All three skills are invaluable, and it's cool to see game development be taken seriously from an academic standpoint.