Students at Indiana University's School of Education will get to experience game creation with the Vicious Engine.
Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. (Dead Head Fred, Puzzle Quest) will be supplying the Indiana University School of Education with its Vicious Engine, a custom, cross-platform middleware tool set, to foster future game developers. With access to the Vicious Engine, students will learn game creation from the software utilized by professional companies.
"With the flexibility that comes with Vicious Engine, students will be creating 'serious games' that are designed to teach various subjects of their choosing," commented Bob Appelman, Associate Professor of Instruction Systems Technology in the Indiana University School of Education. "This program will be part of an on-going project on the part of the university to study how people learn through games."
Vicious Cycle Software president Eric Peterson explained, "Vicious Engine was built from the ground up with accessibility in mind. This engine and toolset will give aspiring serious game developers a chance to create engaging educational software, as well as give students applicable experience for their future."