ICAT conducted a Placement Orientation Program for the final year UG students from Game Design and Game Development, held at the Chennai campus on 25th March 2014. The seminar was led by Mr.Vijay Karunakaran, CEO of ig Ingage who is recognized for his collaboration with director, Mrs.Soundarya Rajinikanth in the development of augmented reality project ‘Kochadaiyaan’ the game.
The session commenced with a talk giving an overview of his company, followed by a showcase of the development of the game app launched by Karbonn mobiles. Vijay also focused on the essentials to create a good game from understanding the game flow to code optimization. He provided an insight into show reel development for games and concluded with an open session answering to several queries pertaining to storylines, software and resume tips, thereby giving students a good exposure of the current industry trends. Totally 30 students were part of this placement orientation program.
The seminar was useful and helped us in understanding the Gaming Industry requirements, and new technologies like Augmented Reality. He has taken us to the current gaming trends. I was very interactive and informative. We are expecting this kind of seminars in future to motivate us.