The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design (“PolyU Design” or “the School”) announced its collaboration with leading global game developer LightSpeed Studios of Tencent at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held on 7 November 2023.
The MoU between the two parties intends to explore opportunities to conduct collaborative research on game and entertainment technology. The potential areas of collaboration include developing game and entertainment-related curriculum, setting up a Joint Research Centre to investigate advanced technology for creating new gaming experiences, and working with the School’s MSc in Innovative Multimedia Entertainment programme to cultivate talents for the creative industry. Moving forward, the collaboration among PolyU, LightSpeed Studios, and Tencent Institute of Games will shape the future of gaming and redefine the gaming experience through cutting-edge creative technology.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Kun-pyo Lee, Dean of PolyU Design, and Mr Brian Hsu, General Manager of Art and UX Center, LightSpeed Studios, Tencent.
PolyU Design has been an important hub of design education and research for Hong Kong since 1964. The School is consistently ranked among the top 20 in the world on the QS Art and Design Rankings. Academic programmes are offered at bachelor, master, and doctoral levels in highly diverse design expertise.
LightSpeed Studios is one of the world’s most innovative and successful game developers. It has created over 50 games across multiple platforms and genres for more than 4 billion registered users. It is made up of passionate players who advance the art & science of game development through great stories, great gameplay, and advanced technology.
The team of collaboration with PolyU Design and LightSpeed Studios:
Prof. Kun-pyo Lee, Dean of PolyU Design
Mr Brian Hsu, General Manager of Art and UX Center, LightSpeed Studios, Tencent
Mr Higle Chen, HK Director, LightSpeed Studios, Tencent
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