Gaming studio extends reach
A gaming studio focused on education has added a second West Michigan office.
Lowell-based Protégé Game Studios said last month that it has opened an office in Zeeland.
Protégé’s Zeeland space is a 1,200-square-foot studio, at 8485 Homestead Dr.
The space is rented from Innovative education Services, which is the parent company of two academy schools within the same building: Innocademy and iCademy Global.
The location is a former office of Haworth.
The space offers immersive courses for the neighbor academies’ students to learn game development, giving the students hands-on experieince in programming, graphics, sound, design and project management.
This semester’s students are building various mobile game apps for Android and iOS smartphones.
Protégé’s Zeeland location employs one part-time facilitator who runs the courses.
The staff member will also run an upcoming Minecraft Modification bootcamp to be run with Zipper Labs this summer.
Protégé Game Studios is a creative technology education company for kids, teenagers and young adults.
The company develops gaming-based learning programs and tools, commercial products and a membership program that "trains future employees for both Protégé and outside companies."