The Game Assembly is a Malmö-based game design school. Recently, it was ranked as the second best game design school in the world.
Among 166 schools from 38 countries, The Game Assembly was put at the second place for the best game design schools in the world, surpassing prestigious schools in this field, like Los Angeles and San Francisco. The school was founded in 2008 in Malmö. 7-8% of current game designers in Sweden acquired their vocational training there.
The school was founded in 2008 in Malmö. 7-8% of current game designers in Sweden acquired their vocational training there.
On Tuesday, the school staff celebrated the new ranking set by The Rookies, which totally ranked 166 game designers from 38 countries. According to The Rookies ranking, Howest University in Kortrijk (Belgium) tops the ranking of the best game design schools, while The Game Assembly is the second best.
Schools in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Vancouver and other grand cities were behind The Game Assembly. Furthermore, The Game Assembly is the only Scandinavian school listed in the ranking.
“For us, it means that we are seen now on a global level. Everyone who would like to join our course should be proficient in Swedish, as we are not capable to admit international students. Our students will, however, have the opportunity to do internships abroad. Those who are willing to launch startups in this field will find skillful people here in Malmö”, says Ann-Sofie Sydow, director of courses at The Game Assembly told Dygnet Runt/Sydsvenskan.
The ranking process is based on international students who send their portfolios to a qualified jury, which issues a certification and consequently sets a proper ranking for each relevant school.
“I thought I would be pleased, if we just enter the ranking list, because we were competing outstanding schools and universities. Then, we were ranked as the second best!”, Ann-Sofie Sydow added to Dygnet Runt/Sydsvenskan.
On the other hand, Robin Tran, one of The Game Assembly students, has been individually selected among the winners for the category “game design”.