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German school licenses Crysis engine

German school licenses Crysis engine

German students will soon have access to the CryEngine 2 and get lectures from the developers themselves.

Crysis is very much the game of the moment and it looks like it's not just gamers who are going to be getting to grips with it over the next few months - the game has just been licensed to students at Hochschule Darmstadt.

The German school has just reached a licensing agreement with CryTek to let pupils have access to the CryEngine 2, according to Gamedaily.

The school will be granted access to the middleware physics engine, as well as the SDK and the team behind the game. Crytek will be offering lectures throughout the year on the topics of game design, level structure and how to create reasonable game concepts.

The school will also use the engine in other areas, allowing students in other disciplines to benefit. Pupils will be taught how to use professional tools for animation, video production, motion capturing and sound design.

Meanwhile, at my secondary school all we had was an Amiga A500+ and an old BBC Microcomputer. Heh, good times.

Are you jealous of the lucky little devils or did Crysis leave you underwhelmed? Let us know what you think in the forums!

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Omnituens 20th November 2007, 12:59 Quote
wish we got that on our course :(
Bauul 20th November 2007, 13:09 Quote
Martello Towers pwns Crysis any day of the week.
chrisb2e9 20th November 2007, 13:31 Quote
I see this as being a good thing. Why not use the latest tech on young minds. Let them take it and push farther with it.
CardJoe 20th November 2007, 13:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Martello Towers

Made of win.
g3n3tiX 20th November 2007, 16:56 Quote
Means they will also get the PCs that can run it...damn them !
gpw111 20th November 2007, 17:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Omnituens
wish we got that on our course :(

yeh who cares about boolean logic and relations when u can play crysis!
Bungle 20th November 2007, 17:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by g3n3tiX
Means they will also get the PCs that can run it...damn them !
Crysis Recommended spec:D

http://www.certonline.com/Images/NewsAndEvents/CERT-IBM-BlueGene.jpg
bahgger 20th November 2007, 17:45 Quote
Now this would have more substance if they were using the CryEngine 2 for something like teaching physics. The fact that some game design school is trying to licence a next-gen engine doesn't seem all that interesting, apart from the fact that it may be somewhat costly.
The_Head 20th November 2007, 19:33 Quote
Sounds cool, I know my uni is working on trying to get a license for it to use on the Games Design courses :)
CowBlazed 20th November 2007, 20:40 Quote
I'm studying game design myself, my school just last term switched over from Uneal level editor to Source's Hammer for level design and its a big improvment. Now if only they'd give us some crytek2 to work with.
DeXtmL 21st November 2007, 03:49 Quote
Sadly, i'm not living in Germany.
I wish someday i can get access to than course.
It's simply amazing.
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