- Students can now apply for the 2015 AIAS game industry scholarships
Heads up, budding game devs: the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has begun accepting applications from students seeking to claim the organization's Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont scholarships.
- Microsoft makes a version of Azure free for student developers
Microsoft is making a show of reaching out to young developers by making a suite of Azure development tools and resources freely available to students registered in its Dreamspark educational program.
- Unity creates educational resources, makes engine free to teachers
Unity 5 can head to high schools complete with a curricular framework for teaching the engine, and standards aimed at integrating with school curricula.
- 150 books for game devs
"We have been building a big list of books about video games. It features more than 150 books dealing with the history of videogames, biographies, Game Design, Serious Games, videogames studies & analysis..."
- New initiative gifts 1 million BBC Micro successors to UK kids
As part of the Make It Digital initiative the BBC is giving away a million BBC Micro Bit coding devices -- much like it did with the BBC Micro in the '80s, inspiring a generation of British game devs.
- CryEngine sticking to $9.90 subscription, working hard to improve
Gamasutra speaks to Crytek's director of production, David Bowman, about the company's efforts in the last year to broaden its user-base, improve tools and capabilities, and speak to its community.
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