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CMPS 179 in Winter 13 open for applications!
Submitted by robin on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 10:42am
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. Aimed at junior students in the Computer Game Design major as well as those concentrating in Digital Arts and New Media, the class involves collaborating in small teams to quickly prototype and test game mechanics and digital game design ideas in digital and analog format. We are seeking a class that balances software engineering with game design and UI skills.
For Winter 2013, the theme is Experimental Game Designs across various platforms, including but not limited to web, Windows Mobile 8, Microsoft Surface, Kinect, and Xbox.
This class is sponsored by Microsoft, and in order to better enable a close collaboration, students will be asked to sign an Intellectual Property waiver.
Enrollment in the class is by permission. You can apply for admission here: https://docs.google.com/a/soe.ucsc.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFUtSXEtU2g3RGpzdTcta0l2NC1rb0E6MQ
Permission codes will be given out on a rolling basis, and we have room for only 25 students, so applying early greatly increases your chances of getting in! Coding experience is not required for all applicants.