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Posted: Jul.12.2013
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Our very own Adam Smith, formerly of the Center for Games and Playable Media, now at University of Washington, gave an interview recently at aigamedev.com on Mixing AI tools and Authoring for Progression Design. This is a continuation of the great dissertation work he did here. Way to go Adam!

 

Posted: Feb.26.2013
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Last week we were thrilled to take a first glimpse at the 21 boxes of games donated to UCSC via the UC San Diego library. With each box containing just under 100 games, we're expecting around 1,600 games to be added to UCSC's already expansive video game collection, hosted in the Science and Engineering Library. (If you haven't explored that collection yet, we highly recommend you do, by the way.) This donation includes original Playstation games, Playstation 2 games, and the occasional PSP game and random other treasures.

Posted: Feb.25.2013
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The graduate program for Game Design at UCSC is home to many gifted and amazing people. In the coming months, we will be showcasing some of these students! To begin our series, we asked Ben Samuel to come in and talk to us about his life. As it turns out, he’s a really interesting guy.

 

Posted: Feb.21.2013
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This heartwarming story was posted originally by Peggy Townsend from news.ucsc.edu. Video games have already made a bigger difference in the lives of some people than perhaps we realize.

In a way, Juan Morales is attending UC Santa Cruz because of the video game Pokemon.

Posted: Feb.12.2013
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UCSC students made multiple games that were highly recognized at the Global Game Jam this year. In the wake of that, I decided to sit down and talk with Bryan Blackford about the Jam. This was Blackford’s first year organizing the Jam and fifth year participating, and he had a blast doing it. After hearing him describe it, I’m not surprised: