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Posted: Feb.11.2013
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Microventures was created by a 170 series design team last year, and after additional development it has been released to the Google Play Store!

MicroVentures is a rogue-like game for mobile devices that can be played in small bursts. Each play session is connected by a story that forms depending on what the player does. Levels in the game are different every time and are filled with interesting enemies and items. The player must explore the level, use their items wisely, and complete various objectives.

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Posted: Jan.29.2013
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Last weekend UCSC hosted one of the many Global Game Jams across the country. Three UCSC students created a game - The Polygraph - that was singled out in PC Gamer as one of the five best games to come out of the nationwide event. Huge congratulations to James Farmer, Chloi Rad, and Peter Hunter!

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Posted: Jan.18.2013
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From AI Game Dev:

Every year AiGameDev.com runs its Awards for Game AI, shining the spotlight on the best releases of the past year. There are six different awards, ranging from technology to design and of course overall game of the year. For each, we've included the community vote results as well as the editor's choice.

Posted: Dec.18.2012
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Tim Stephens from University News wrote up the following article, also viewed here: http://news.ucsc.edu/2012/12/brenda-romero.html

December 18, 2012

By Tim Stephens

Posted: Dec.17.2012
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We're now ready to start recruiting students for winter quarter's CMPS 179, Game Design Practicum! The course will be taught by our new Game Designer in Residence, who is a leading industry figure -- extremely well-known and well-respected, and a phenomenal game designer. Any guesses? We will announce this week!

Game Design Practicum (CMPS 179) is a class focused on the practice of game design and construction with a focus on innovative game mechanics.