Students go behind the scenes at Crytek
Students go behind the scenes at Crytek

Students go behind the scenes at Crytek

Exchange students from the Danish Institute for Studies Abroad visited Crytek for a studio tour and introduction to CRYENGINE.

Following the success of last year's visit, we were delighted to welcome over 20 students from the Danish Institute for Studies Abroad to our HQ in Frankfurt am Main for an introduction to the world of game development. The students from around the world learned about the process of game-making and received advice to help them with their student projects and prepare for a future career in the games industry.


The day included a full studio tour and a practical introduction to the wide-ranging capabilities of CRYENGINE, using Homebound, a game jam project built by Crytek devs in just 48 hours, as a case study. Director of Engineering Bernd Raabe, Senior VFX Artist Viktor Ikkes, CRYENGINE Tools Product Owner Nicole Gransitzki, and Senior Manager for CRYENGINE Ecosystems & Communications, Gabriel Yakir Ketteler each gave presentations and held Q&A sessions with the students. The sessions covered the different and diverse disciplines involved in game creation and gave the group insights into how games are pitched and new technologies are integrated.


Aleksei Vaniushkin, PR Assistant, said: "This was a fantastic day for the students and the team here at Crytek. We are committed to helping the next generation of developers achieve their vision for their games and careers, so it was great to see the passion and excitement of the students who were able to learn about the different processes in software and game development from seasoned professionals."

If you're an educator who would like to arrange a tour of our HQ in Frankfurt, please get in touch with us at with details of the game development or programming course at your institution to begin the process.

If you're ready to take your next step in game development, we have open positions at all levels. We value diversity and actively encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for roles, so join us on LinkedIn and check out our careers page.

Are you making something cool with CRYENGINE? Let us know in the comments, on the forum, or via Facebook and Twitter. Pick up tips and tricks about our engine, ask questions, and more by joining our community and the CRYENGINE development team over on our official CRYENGINE Discord channel.

Should you find a bug in the engine, please report it directly on GitHub, which helps us to process the issue quickly and efficiently. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where we host a range of content, including tutorials covering all aspects of the engine and game design.

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