Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with APlus, an Epic Games’ education partner programmer deployment manager for the ASEAN region, to develop and carry out collaborations in academic training activities for Unreal Engine (UE).
In a statement today, the agency said UE is the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool which enables game developers and creators across industries to realise next-generation real-time 3D content and experiences with greater freedom, fidelity and flexibility.
Epic Games, through APlus and together with MDEC, will be organising training projects and management programmes which include technical vocational skill training, skill standardisation, and startup mentoring in the areas of games and augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and extended reality (XR).
UE is widely favourable among game developers as it is an open-source software that utilises blueprints visual scripting language,” it said.
MDEC said the local games development industry is set to strengthen its talent landscape and capabilities with the introduction of Unreal Authorised Training Centres (UATC) in Malaysia.
UATC and Unreal Authorized Instructors (UAI) will help train the next generation of talents through courses in industries such as games, architecture, media and entertainment, automotive, training and simulation, as well as medical research, it added.
According to MDEC, in addition to training and developing the local digital creative talent, the programme also provides new business opportunities in the digital creative content ecosystem.
“Such efforts are aligned to the goals of Malaysia Digital, which seeks to accelerate the digital adoption among the rakyat and the creation of local entrepreneurs and global champions to increase contribution from the digital economy to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product,” it said.