Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Acxyn, a leading visionary in the field of Web3 gaming technology. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the realm of game development education, aiming to empower students with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the dynamic world of Web3 gaming.
A game design workshop was held at APU as part of the partnership between APU and Acxyn.
As part of this partnership, Acxyn delivered a game design workshop titled Monetisation Using Web3 for Game Creators on the 7th of November at APU’s campus which represents a leap forward in the educational landscape. This course equipped APU students with the fundamental knowledge needed to appreciate the monetization opportunities presented by Web3, a substantial upgrade from the existing Web2 framework.
During the workshop, Mr. Irfan Kamarulzaman from Acxyn discussed monetization for game creators using Web3.
Students who attended the game design workshop had the privilege of gaining insights from the Acxyn team and their Game Studio Partner, Quurk, who shared their experiences in applying Web3 technologies within the context of a game development studio. This firsthand exposure to real-world applications of Web3 tech provided students with invaluable industry perspectives.
Associate Professor Ts Dr Tan Chin Ike, APU’s School of Computing Head, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “Game Development has evolved much over the years, from the era of 2-bit monochrome graphics to today’s immersive photo-realistic visuals and open-world sandbox gameplay. This evolution has been driven by advances in hardware and software technology as well as emerging game engines and tools. One of the more recent and indeed significant advances in game development is Web3 technology which offers a secure and decentralised platform for players. An exciting aspect of Web3 in game development is the potential for true ownership of in-game assets and the opportunity to earn real-world value in in-game assets and resources while immersing players in the game.”
Acxyn’s CEO, John Schneider, emphasised the importance of education in the Web3 gaming landscape, saying, “We are excited to work closely with APU in this transformative journey. The gaming industry is rapidly evolving, and it’s essential to equip the next generation of game developers with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. This partnership exemplifies our dedication to providing the opportunities needed to thrive in game development. Our ‘Monetisation in Web3’ masterclass is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership.”
This partnership signifies a significant step toward integrating Web3 gaming education into the academic curriculum. APU and Acxyn are dedicated to preparing students for a future where blockchain technology, NFTs, and decentralized ecosystems are at the forefront of the gaming industry.
Under the newly established partnership, APU and Acxyn are dedicated to preparing students for the forefront of the gaming industry. This is a group picture taken after the game design workshop, featuring trainers and quiz winners. (Front row, L-R) Irfan and Dave from Acxyn, Jacob Sow from the School of Computing at APU, and Jason Loh from Acxyn.
APU has long been a pioneer in nurturing future-ready professionals. APU’s commitment to excellence extends to its wide range of technology-focused degree programmes, preparing students for challenging global careers and roles in business and society. This dedication to a diverse technology-driven curriculum reinforces APU’s status as a premier institution that empowers its students with practical skills for game development from inception to completion.
Acxyn is the world’s first IP tokenization platform, offering cutting-edge technology and strategies to elevate the visibility and value of gaming intellectual properties (IPs). Acxyn is dedicated to unlocking the full commercial potential of gaming IPs by transforming them into marketable products. By utilising Web3 technologies, Acxyn enables gaming studios to tap into new revenue streams and reach their maximum revenue potential, further enriching the gaming industry’s ecosystem.