MDeC to organize GameINC internship program

By AMRITA VALECHA | 11 March, 2010 - 11:46

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has recently announced the opening of an internship program titled GameINC. GameINC is the brainchild of MSC Malaysia Creative Multimedia Industry-Academia Panel (Games Development & Programming). It will be held from 28 June until 1 October 2010 at MAC3 Training Lab, Cyberjaya.The closing for the submission of the application is on 16 April 2010.

Talking to Animation Xpress Asia Pacific, Idarahayu Ayob, Senior Executive, Knowledge and Competencies, MAC3 shared, "Throughout the internship period, the students will undergo full cycle of game development process under the mentorship of industry experts and academicians. Applicant must be a Malaysian, undergraduate student who is looking for industrial attachment. They can come from any background of studies with the ability to demonstrate strong fundamental skills for programming or art field and play large variety of games."

There is no cost to enroll for this program. Student will receive allowance of RM500 per month during the program. Students will undergo full game development cycle under the mentorship of industry experts and academicians. From idea, conceptualization, prototyping and game designing, to production and post production. The students will work in group that has a balance mixed of students from programming and artistic background.

Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, MDEC Creative Multimedia Manager & Head of MAC3 shared, ""GameInc is the culmination of consultative effort by MDeC and the MAC3 Industry IHL Panel (which includes representatives from the Malaysian Games industry and Institutions of Higher Learning). This will be a great platform for new talent who want to be in the thick of things to be able to be hands-on in the development of games. This cross-collaboration with industry, academia and the government is the impetus of the vision of our CEO, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, who has firmly in his sights the accelerated development of Malaysian Games Industry. The MAC3 wants to see this as a nucleus of amazing things to come for the industry! We'd love to work with others who want to collaborate and see the Malaysian industry take off!"

Talking about how to participate he further shared, "Send in your curriculum vitae, game development portfolio or other relevant portfolio (in DVD) and completed application form to MSC Malaysia Animation and Creative Content Centre (MAC3), Multimedia Development Corporation, B-1-2A, SME Technopreneur Centre 2, Jalan Usahawan 1, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.

20 students can enroll for the GameINC program. He concluded by sharing, "There is no trainer in this program and only mentors as we're trying to mimic a workplace. The mentors are members of MSC Malaysia Creative Multimedia Industry-Academia Panel (Games Development and Programming) and there will be invited industry mentors as the week goes by (special appearance).