Liverpool councilors wish to create £5 million National Games Academy

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 9 July 2009 20:30 GMT


Liverpool councilors wish to create a National Games Academy, thus making the city a thriving place for games development education, according to the Liverpool Daily Post.

The proposed £5 million Academy would offer art, business advice, high-speed links to MediaCity in Salford, intellectual property, programming and technology training, and work placement learning.

“The city region is the UK’s leading games developer catalyst and we need to capitalize on that,” said councilor Gary Millar. “The Games Academy has every chance of catching the imagination of the next generation of gamers and workers, and inspiring people to up-skill and get involved.

“It would also provide the employers with a hub for well-trained potential new employees with which they can grow their businesses.”

Bizarre Creations and Sony Computer Entertainment Studio Liverpool currently employ 1,500 folks in the city.

Via Edge.

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