WARWICK, R.I. (FOX Providence) - While many kids these days spend hours in front of theirtelevision playing video games, some local students are hoping toturn this hobby into a very sophisticated and lucrative career.
With blockbuster movies like Batman and Iron Man making money inthe hundreds of millions of dollars, it was a video game, GrandTheft Auto Four that made more then those two movies combined, andgrossed over $500 million in its first week alone.
It's become quite clear that the video game industry is nolonger a rainy day hobby. The formal discipline has now becomeavailable, offering students who may start with no computer savvyat all, the chance to graduate with the knowledge and aptitude tobe able to design their own video games from scratch.
The skills learned at New England Tech teach students about 3Dart, scripting and game design, advanced computer languages andgame architecture.
Graduates are qualified to become junior game developers andprogrammers, as well as high level game designers.
They are also prepared for other jobs in the software field. NewEngland Tech offers both associate and bachelor degrees in gamingdesign.