Just last month, DigiPen (Singapore) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M1 Limited (M1) – one of Singapore’s leading mobile network operators — in a move to further develop and support the next generation of game development talent.
As part of the MoU, M1 will be working with DigiPen (Singapore) to publish a selection of student-developed games on M1’s newly launched cloud gaming platform, Zolaz. These games will be published on Zolaz for up to three years as an additional platform for students to showcase their work while driving greater reach amongst the gaming community. Separately, M1 will also be partnering with Republic Polytechnic (RP)’s School of Technology for the Arts to work directly on Zolaz and other technology projects.
“The partnerships with DigiPen (Singapore) and RP are testament to M1’s commitment in shaping the gaming industry in Singapore. Apart from being a connectivity enabler, we also strive towards being a partner in elevating the gaming community through our technology capabilities and experience. With M1’s True5G network, we are now able to transform the cloud gaming ecosystem, and we look forward to nurturing a new generation of talent in game development by providing the right platform for learning,” says Mr. Mustafa Kapasi, Chief Commercial Officer at M1.
“DigiPen (Singapore) has been a leader in the digital media industry for many years. Our students are taught to push the boundaries of technology to develop their own software engines and simulations, which they then combine with professional quality artwork to bring the projects to life,” says Mr. Jason Chu, Chief Operating Officer-International for DigiPen Institute of Technology. “With this collaboration, we are excited to partner with M1 to offer our student games to a wider audience. We hope that these games will bring a smile to the players’ faces as a testament to our students’ creativity and talents.”