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FREE ONLINE COURSE: AGE OF ALGORITHMS, MATHS FOR GAMES DEVELOPERS OPEN FOR …

The first of a portfolio of free online courses commissioned by Creative Skillset is now open for business.

To start the free online course, register now on the Age of Algorithms website. www.ageofalgo.com

Age of Algorithms , developed by London Geometry (LG), aims to equip professionals working in the Creative Industries with the necessary maths skills to enhance and advance their careers by working more effectively in technical environments. In addition, the game is attractive to anyone wishing to brush up and refresh their existing maths training and also has a wide appeal.

Set in a medieval environment, this 2D physics-based game sees the player firing cannonballs to hit balanced and stacked targets aided by the maths they learn in the game. Hints and tips allow players to progress quickly into the game with the levels getting gradually harder as the puzzle-like equations become more complex. Topics covered within the game include: triangle geometry, angles, trigonometry, radians, vectors, velocity displacement and projectile trajectories.

Developed in Unity, Age of Algorithms is a browser-based casual maths game for Internet Explorer (PC), Firefox (PC/Mac) and Safari (Mac).

Sue Harrison, e-Learning Project Manager at Creative Skillset says, “Our learning resources have to be engaging, interactive, fun and above all relevant in the spaces that we know professionals from the Creative Industries inhabit as well as producing a product for a wider audience. Age of Algorithms serves that core audience”.

Professor William Latham, Founding Director at London  Geometry says, “In Age of Algorithms we are pushing the boundaries of education by integrating maths learning into the domain of a physics-based casual game. We are combining fun and learning”.

Creative Skillset will roll out further free online courses in the coming weeks and months with content on film making for the web, brand storytelling, fashion, animation, creative collaboration, commercial photography, film production, and visual effects. 

Notes to Editors

A suite of images illustrating the age of algorithms game is available . There are also images of William Latham and Frederic Fol Leymarie, Professors in the Computing Department, Goldsmiths (University of London) from Andy Bate andrewb@creativeskillset.org  

Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; it does this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, it works across film, television, radio, fashion and textiles,  animation, games, visual effects,  publishing, advertising, marketing communications and performing arts. www.creativeskillset.org

London Geometry is a leading consultancy, art and design company and provider of professional training courses for the games industry. LG run courses that cover a range of technical, business and art subjects that are taught by both industry experts and leading academics, clients include SONY SCEE, Creative Assembly, Studio Gobo and Rebellion Studios. Co-Founders and Directors William Latham and Frederic Fol Leymarie are Professors in the Computing Department, Goldsmiths (University of London) where they co-run the Creative Skillset accredited MSc Computer Games and Entertainment Programming Course and are actively involved in leading well known PhD Level research work. http://londongeometry.com/

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Notes to Editors

Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; we do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, we work across film, television, radio, animation, visual effects, games, fashion, textiles, advertising, marketing communications and publishing.

For more information contact Andy Bate in the Creative Skillset Press Office on 0207 713 9818/ 07932 102826  or email andrewb@creativeskillset.org

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