The gaming industry is booming, earning more than $23 billion dollars in 2015 according to Fortune Magazine. One Northwest Arkansas high school is working to prepare students for the field.
Students from West Fork High School were invited to the University of Arkansas today to advance their understanding and skills of gaming.
Kids got to interact with faculty and students from the U of A Tesseract Game Design Studio. Organizers believe it was an opportunity to not only be awed by the latest technology, but to be empowered to step into the profession.
“The great thing is now they are not just playing games, they are making them and I think that is a key part of their literacy for the 21st century,” said Dr. David Frederick, Director of the Tesseract Game Design Studio.
“It sparks my interest and makes me want to go out and make a game and do something” said Ryan Rau a senior at WFHS. During their time at the U of A, West Fork High School students were able to experiment with advanced virtual reality headsets and other cutting edge gaming technology.