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Posted: Mar.11.2014
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The Princeton Review has ranked both undergraduate and graduate programs at UC Santa Cruz in the top 25 for 2014, with UCSC ranked 7th in the top 25 graduate schools and 21st in the top 25 undergraduate schools. UC Santa Cruz is the only UC campus on either list and one of only three west coast schools on the graduate schools list. Brenda Romero, program director for the professional M.S.

Posted: Jan.22.2014
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Aaron Reed's new storymaking game for the iPad, 18 Cadence, was quite well received by Kirkus Reviews, who named it one of the best book apps of 2013. In addition to this recognition, 18 Cadence was also an honorable mention in the 16th annual Indepedent Games Festival! Great work, Aaron!

Posted: Jan.10.2014
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Current DANM MFA student, Deirdra "Squinky" Kiai, has been nominated for not one, but four awards in this year's Indepedent Games Festival for her game Dominique Pamplemousse! Have all of our congratulations. 

Posted: Dec.12.2013
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Brenda Romero, UCSC's Game Designer in Residence, has been named on of the top 10 game designers this year by Gamasutra!

There are a few high-profile individuals in game development we may point to as public speakers and advocates for the medium. Of those, Wizardry and Train developer Brenda Romero is almost certainly the most eloquent, and undeniably the most passionate. In 2013, she reminded us of the reasons we create and play -- losing sight of that signals the death knell of an art form.

Posted: Dec.04.2013
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Developed by the brilliant and crafty minds at the Center for Games and Playable Media at the University of California Santa Cruz, Xylem: The Code of Plants is a puzzle game unlike any other!