SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – With the recent devastation of the Notre Dame Cathedral, one video game company is giving a generous donation to help with reconstruction.
The tragedy hit very close to home for one gaming company Ubisoft. The company scanned the cathedral to accurately recreate the structure in their game “Assassin’s Creed.” Now, their 3-D models may be used to help rebuild the 800-year-old church.
Western Iowa Tech Community College’s video game program is very familiar with the steps it took to create the 3-D model of the church presented in the game.
“We look at what they do because we want to make sure what we are teaching students is going to be at the standard that they can get a job,” said Dr. Frank Heffner, director of WIT’s video game development program.
WIT’s video gaming department is planning to grow online for students all over the globe. They hope to have the online video game development program going by the fall semester of 2019.