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Posted: Oct.12.2012
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Kevin Bruner, the Co-Founder/CTO/Executive Producer at Telltale Games, kicked off the 2012-13 academic year with our first IFOG: Speaker Series talk of the Fall! A veteran of LucasArts, Kevin founded Telltale Games in 2004, and has worked on games such as Sam & Max, Monkey Island, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Wallace & Gromit, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, and most recently - The Walking Dead.

Posted: Oct.09.2012
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We were thrilled to host Mary Flanagan's visit to UC Santa Cruz this week. Mary is a leader in games as art, as an artist, creative, thinker, and scholar, as well as a fantastic game designer.

Posted: Oct.03.2012
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The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant) or tenured (Associate and Full Professor) faculty position. We seek outstanding applicants in the area of games and playable media. Preferred applicants will have research and teaching experience in games and graphics, with a research presence in the graphics community and the games and/or interactive media community, though candidates with specializations in other areas of games and interactive media will be considered.

Posted: Sep.27.2012
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As you may know, the anticipated sequel to Borderlands hit the shelves just over a week ago. One of our postdocs and alumni, Josh McCoy, wrote a review for Borderlands 2 on Venturebeat.com:

We’re trying something new here at GamesBeat. Alongside the normal reviews that we do, we’re asking analysts and teachers or professors of game design to share their thoughts on big new releases. We launch this new “Threeview” series — which we almost called “Three-way,” by the way — today with Borderlands 2 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Posted: Sep.18.2012
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We are pleased to announce that Prom Week won the Intelligent Virtual Agents 2012 GALA demo and video festival! It’s a win that we hold near to our hearts, since after all, what is a Gala but a slightly more refined Prom? Though here GALA actually stands for Gathering of Lifelike Agents, so perhaps the connection is simply a coincidence.

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