UCF at Center of Downtown Orlando’s booming game industry

June 15, 2015

UCF and its No. 2-ranked graduate video gaming school in North America, the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, are featured in a BloombergBusiness article about Orlando’s growing gaming industry.

The article follows the rise of Electronic Arts, which operates the Orlando division behind the Madden sports games.

The video game giant is now looking to UCF to expand its graduate program for video game developers that EA helped created in 2004. As part of this upcoming expansion, the article mentions UCF’s planned campus in downtown Orlando and the slew of startup rival video game companies in the area.

At UCF, video gaming students “get access to professional-grade gave development tools, such as a gymnasium-size motion capture studio…Many of the graduates are going to work on sports games at EA, which maintains a close relationship with the [UCF] program and sends employees to speak to classes,” the article says.

Read the full story on BloombergBusiness’ website.