Virtual Reality, Metaverse & Game Design

A platform founded to inspire, share and teach virtual reality, metaverse, and game design for people of various experiences and all ages. Our events include lectures, seminars, workshops, and networking events.
Supported by educators, researchers, graduates, and practitioners from:

Harvard University
University of Hong Kong
University College London

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Soft Launch Programme 2022

Winter Boot Camps for Ages 12-18

Join our winter bootcamps and build your own part of metaverse!

We are pleased to offer two-stream options: Metaverse Architect and Metaverse Puppeteer. By the end of the course, you will have a completed personal project to show off your skills and to be added to your portfolio.

Metaverse Architect

Course 1: Virtual Space Creator
Explore the infinite possibilities and uncharted territories of virtual reality and metaverse. Step by step guide to your first virtual event.

Join our 4-days boot camp and learn:

  • Learn the history and potential of AR/VR/XR
  • Create virtual objects and meta space using 3D Modeling software and plugins
  • Share and experience your unique metaverse with friends and family
19th - 22nd December, 2022

    Course 2: Virtual Cinematography
    Narratives inform us about our world, and imaginary worlds. This course aims to equip you with the skills to make a high quality short movie, ย panoramas, and 3600 VR video in the virtual world.

    Join our 4-days boot camp and learn:

    • Get introduced to the storytelling techniques of emerging technologies
    • Create 3D spaces, animations, and filming virtual spaces
    • Show off your completed reel of your virtual world and add it to your portfolio
    28th - 31st December, 2022

    Metaverse Puppeteer

    Deep dive into the fundamentals of 3D character design and animation. Be creative and build your own unique avatar/character using industry-standard software.

    Join our 4-days boot camp and learn:

    • Discover the process and essences of 3D character design
    • Build your first unique avatar/character on Blender and experience the basics of rigging and animations
    • Become your own avatar and explore the metaverse with your friends
    3rd - 6th January, 2023

    Class Details & Fees

    4-Days Course / 8 Hrs in Total / 2 Hrs Daily / 2.30pm - 4.30pm
    For each 4-Days Course HKD3200 / Early-bird HKD2900 (due to popular demand we are extending it till the first week of Dec!)
    Learning is better with friends, bring a friend and both of you get a HKD200 discount
    Locations: 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
    After completion of the bootcamp, you will receive a certificate as a record of achivement.
    No prior knowledge is required. No coding is required!

    Why learn Metaverse / Game Design?

    โ€ฆFrom a social perspective, the development of more immersive virtual experiences is helping people to build communities based on shared values, and to express themselves in more authentic ways. โ€ฆ It is this combination of technological, social and economic drivers that is resulting in the explosive interest in the metaverse.

    โ€” JPMorgan - Opportunities in the metaverse (18/1/2022)
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    According to recent research, the metaverse gains significant popularity and becomes a ย venue that offers unlimited potential and possibilities. Individuals could extend their lives into the virtual world, namely the second life. Everyone could be the creators of their own mirror-world, customizing their digital twins that represent themselves and be with other metaverse participants.

    We acknowledge such an opportunity and offer education and training to bridge the gap between the physical and the virtual. Our courses and events will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the new world.

    Our Team

    Dr. Kal Ng

    Course Organizer & Lead Lecturer
    PhD Arch (HKU) B.Arch (Oregon)

    Kal is a programme director and lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. His research focuses on narrative through virtual experiences. His research results in AR Professor App Development, to facilitate better online learning by virtual reality and augmented reality. He also works with curators and programmers for specialized VR 360 content for the imseDome developed at HKU.

    Mr. Mike Kwok

    Course Organizer & Instructorย ย for Game Design Programme
    MDes (Harvard) M.Arch (HKU) BSSc (AS) (CUHK) HKIA ARB (HK)

    Mike is a registered architect, and currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He is a 2019 Hong Kong Jockey club - Harvard fellowship awardee. He has extensive experience in the application of video game engines to architectural discourses. His studies focus on Architectural narratives, film, VFX, and the video game medium.

    Ms. Lisa J. Lai

    Course Organizer & Instructorย ย for Metaverse Architect Programme
    M.Arch (HKU) B.A(Hons) (Manc) HKIA ARB(HK)

    Lisa is a registered architect exploring the intersection of technology and architecture. Her works ranges from physical and VR spatial experiences, metaverse social interactions to XR performances. She also teaches virtual worlds/ virtual reality at the University of Hong Kong, Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

    Guest Speakers

    Ms. Ayaka Yamashita

    MDes (Harvard) BSc.Agriculture (Tokyo)

    Ayaka is a co-founder and director of EDAYA, a creative bamboo multi-disciplinary collective, she leads design/art, education, and community development projects. EDAYAโ€™s work became the diversity and SDGs study content for junior high school students in Japan, introduced in the nationwide textbook.

    Mr. James Chan

    MPhil IMSE (HKU) BSc CS (CUHK)

    James is a virtual-reality application developer at the University of Hong Kongโ€™s department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE). His research projects includes automated 3D virtual environment creation using machine learning, and application development for game engines.

    Ms. Stephanie Lee Yeung

    MDes (Harvard) BA Arch (Cooper Union)

    Stephanie is a licensed architect in New York State. Currently, she is working at a Creative Tech company that uses art and technology to create immersive experience designs. She was the recipient of the Harvard-Brazil Cities Research Grant and Young Kieser Research Award.

    Mr. Hermano Luz Rodrigues

    MDes (Harvard) MA (Castillat-La Mancha) BA (Brasilia)

    Hermano focuses on mixing visual culture with technology for more inclusive and participatory practices. He has exhibited and published internationally as an artist and contributed to diverse and interdisciplinary projects as a designer, curator, and researcher.

    Mr. Harry Yeung

    MPhil Com Lit (HKU) BA (HKU)

    Harry is a teaching assistant and a research assistant at the University of Hong Kong. His studies focus on video games and online gaming communities using critical theory with a particularly interested in how people actually play and make use of a game. His current research focuses on the modding communities of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

    Frequently asked questions

    Do I need any basic knowledge or prerequisite?

    No experience is expected or needed. Prior experience in 3D modeling is an advantage but not necessary.

    Who are our lecturers and instructors and what qualifications do they have?

    All our lecturers and instructors are university educators, researchers, and practitioners.

    What devices do I need to attend this boot camp?

    Laptop with web access is needed. Prior installation of softwares before the start of the course is required. Please refer to the brochure for details.

    What online platform will the boot camp be conducted on?

    The Bootcamp will be conducted over zoom.

    Will I earn a certificate?

    Upon graduating from this boot camps, you will receive an e-certificate of completion with their name and graduation date on it. A printed certificate is provided at an additional fee, please contact us if required.

    Can I form a private class?

    Please contact us via Whatsapp or email.

    Are the boot camps refundable?

    No. Tuitions are non-refundable once the studentโ€™s placement has been confirmed.