Virtuos Girls Got Games 2024 Scholarships: Kick-off

06/28/2024

Virtuos believes that compelling game content that can connect with a broad audience should be created by a team with diverse perspectives and fresh inspirations. In reality, despite various efforts to change, the game industry is still facing a gender imbalance in its workforce. Most key positions in game studios are held by males, creating invisible barriers that make female developers hesitant to enter the industry. 

Formerly known as the Women Game Changers Scholarship and launched for the first time in 2021, the Girls Got Game (GGG) Scholarship Program by Virtuos aims to offer career orientation and education opportunities for young women in Vietnam to explore, attempt, and grow in the field of game production. The scholarship program is one of many initiatives from Virtuos to promote an equal and inclusive environment for female game artists and animators, who often have to overcome more obstacles in comparison to their make peers when pursuing their dreams in the game development sector. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS  

Each winner in top 12 will receive: 

  • A financial aid of VND 5,000,000 in cash  
  • One spot in a 3D graphic design course provided by Virtuos’ partner, CG3D, valued at 7,000,000 VND 

ABOUT CG3D  

Established in 2021, CG3D is one of Virtuos’ trusted training partners in Vietnam. Since its first year of operation, the center has welcomed its initial students who joined Glass Egg and Sparx*. With 5 experienced instructors at Senior/Lead/Art Director levels, CG3D specializes in teaching 3D art and animation for both games and films. Students receive guidance in building CVs & portfolios and gain insights into working in production environments.  

The top 12 finalists can choose from the following courses based on their abilities and career aspirations:  

  • Basic Artist Course  
  • Hard Surface – Environment Art Course  
  • Character Art Course  
  • Animation Course (basic and intermediate level) 

ELIGIBILITY 

Be a female student at a university, college in HCMC

Demonstrate interest in games and game production as a career path 

Note: Students who received this scholarship before and students who are training/working at Glass Egg or Sparx* (Virtuos studios) will not be eligible for this scholarship.

TIMELINE

01.07 – 20.08: Round 1- Application Submission 

Early September: Round 1 – Result announcement 

10.09: Round 2 – Art Camp Day 

13.09: Round 3 – Interview 

Late September: Final results announcement 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

ROUND 1: APPLICATION SUBMISSION 

To apply for the 2023 Women Game Changers Scholarship, you need to prepare: 

  • A resume 
  • An art portfolio 
  • A cover letter 
  • Student ID Photo 
  • Transcript 

ROUND 2: ART CAMP DAY 

Event date: 11 September (9:00AM – 5:00PM) 

Event activities: 

  • Workshop: Game Design 
  • Group activity: Design a game idea 
  • Individual activity: Perform a test on a 2D or 3D character based on the provided brief. 

Venue: Sparx* – a Virtuos Studio, 39B Truong Son, Tan Binh District, HCMC 

ROUND 3: INTERVIEW 

Applicants who have passed Round 2 will be invited to a face-to-face interview at studio Glass Egg. 

Venue: Glass Egg – a Virtuos Studio, REE Tower,17th Floor, 9 Doan Van Bo street, District 4 

TESTIMONIALS

Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts   
Scholarship Recipient 2023 

TU DUNG

“The scholarship has given me more confidence in myself and has allowed me to embark on a new chapter in turning my dreams into reality. During the interview round, I had the opportunity to speak with senior sisters, which brought about a range of emotions, including joy, excitement, enthusiasm, worry, and curiosity. Even though I didn’t know the outcome then, I was still thrilled to meet individuals who shared the same direction and expand my perspective on the future path.”

Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts 
Scholarship Recipient 2022 

TRIEU CHAU

“I was blown away by the enthusiasm of the scholarship program’s organizers. To me, the scholarship has successfully encouraged more female students to join and develop in the game industry. “

University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City 
Scholarship Recipient 2021 

THANH NHA

“The Women Game Changers scholarship is certainly a highlight in my personal profile, if not an advantage. I spent the funding on learning Blender and 3ds Max. Being able to use the software, I can now draw faster and have a wider access to the layout library when building 2D concepts. I am more confident in my work and also excited to show other girls how to apply for the scholarship. ” 

CONTACT

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If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please email Virtuos at [email protected]

ABOUT VIRTUOS

Founded in 2004, Virtuos is a leading global video game development company headquartered in Singapore with studios across Asia, Europe, and North America. 

With over 3,700 full-time professionals, Virtuos specializes in game development and 3D art production for AAA consoles, PC, and mobile titles, enabling its partners to generate additional revenues and achieve greater operational efficiency. 

Currently the largest external game developer in Vietnam, we are seeking talented and passionate individuals who want to work in the best projects from top developers in the games industry. 

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Glass Egg – a Virtuos studio

Glass Egg has been one of Vietnam’s leading game art studios since 1999, providing premium art services for some of the world’s most renown developers and is widely known as a powerhouse of vehicle and hard- surface game art. 

Now a member studio of Virtuos, with 2 studios located in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat City, Glass Egg is currently the home of over 450 talent, who have been taking on creative journeys in blockbuster titles like Forza, Need for Speed, Call of Duty, PUBG or Apex Legends. 

Learn more about Glass Egg at ➤ https://www.glassegg.com/ 

Sparx* – a Virtuos studio

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Sparx* is home to nearly 600 professionals, providing services across the full pipeline for the biggest video game companies globally. 

Established in 1995, and became a member studio of Virtuos in 2011, the studio has earned credits on legendary IPs such as Call of Duty, League of Legends, Demon’s Souls or Medal of Honor, and contributed to some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises including the Marvel and Star Wars cinematic universes. 

Learn more about Sparx* at ➤ https://www.sparx.com/