Ubisoft has teamed up with Concordia University and KnowledgeOne to create the Game Creator’s Odyssey. It’s a full online game design course built within the framework of a game. The course teaches basics, design principles, techniques, and best practices, while rewarding students with XP and level progression. If there’s one thing Ubisoft can teach game designers, it’s how to get players to fill bars.
As they progress through the course, students will discover the epic story of Nagato, a shinobi warrior. Just like him, they will practice their skills and challenge their knowledge to progress through the first part of the Odyssey. The story of our hero will evolve along with their own learning journey.
Unfortunately, people excited at the idea of finally playing a big sprawling Ubisoft RPG set in Japan will have to commit to signing up for a game design class with one of the academic partners using the course. For that kind of money you could buy all the microtransactions available in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.