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New U.S. College Course Requires Collective Portal Playthrough 12
by Danny Cowan [08.25.10]
A recently-established class at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, requires students to study the script of Valve's award-winning puzzle-platformer Portal in a group activity.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Interview: Zombie Cow's Dan Marshall Talks About His Privates Exclusive  
by Mike Rose [08.16.10]
Mike Rose catches up with Zombie Cow's Dan Marshall, to discuss his new educational sex-related game Privates (commissioned by the UK's Channel 4) and his move into full-time indie game creation.
Console/PC, Indie, Student/Education, Exclusive

Middlebury Enlists Muzzy Lane for Online Language-Learning RPG 2
by Danny Cowan [08.11.10]
Middlebury Interactive Languages has reached an agreement with Making History series creator Muzzy Lane Software to produce an online language-learning role-playing game for high school students.
Serious, Student/Education

UCF Developing Abstinence Game for Middle Schoolers  
by Danny Cowan [07.28.10]
Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, professors at the University of Central Florida are developing a serious game application designed to help Latina middle school students resist peer pressure and abstain from sexual activity.
Student/Education, Serious

USC Now Accepting Postings of Fall Interactive Media Internships 1
by Danny Cowan [07.01.10]
The Interactive Media Division of The University of Southern California is asking game developers to supply open internship positions for the Fall semester.

RIT Associate Professor Jacobs Named Visiting Scholar for ICHEG  
by Danny Cowan [06.07.10]
The International Center for the History of Electronic Games at Strong National Museum of Play announced that Stephen Jacobs from the Rochester Institute of Technology has joined the organization as a Visiting Scholar.

Future Game On Research Conference Issues Call for Papers  
by Danny Cowan [06.01.10]
Scientific papers and conference proposals are now being accepted for the Future Game On research and development summit, to be held September 9th and 10th at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center in Paris.

Dare to be Digital Announces Finalists, Reveals Adult Swim Award 2
by Danny Cowan [05.28.10]
"Dare to be Digital," a yearly game design competition for students organized by Abertay University in Scotland, has announced 2010's finalist entries, in addition to revealing a new award presented in collaboration with Turner Broadcasting.
Console/PC, Student/Education

USDA Partners with IGDA, Numedeon in Apps for Healthy Kids Contest 1
by Danny Cowan [05.11.10]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it has partnered with the International Game Developers Association and Whyville creators Numedeon for the nutrition-focused Apps for Healthy Kids development competition.
Serious, Student/Education

UK Students Develop Eye Movement-Sensing Pong for Disabled Gamers 2
by Danny Cowan [04.07.10]
Students from Imperial College London have modified an open source version of the 1972 arcade game Pong to allow physically disabled players to control in-game paddles using eye movements.
Serious, Student/Education

Warren Spector, TX Governor Rick Perry to Speak at Game On! Texas Symposium 1
by Danny Cowan [03.26.10]
Game On! Texas, a games education conference featuring talks from Disney Interactive Studios president Warren Spector, BioWare Austin's Richard Vogel, and Texas governor Rick Perry, will hold its debut event on April 7th in Austin.
Serious, Student/Education

White House Launches Apps for Healthy Kids Development Contest 1
by Danny Cowan [03.11.10]
At this week's Game Developers Conference, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy analyst Kumar Garg announced the Apps for Healthy Kids game development challenge promoting healthy lifestyle changes in young adults.
Serious, Student/Education

AIAS Establishes Scholarship Honoring Capcom's Mark Beaumont  
by Eric Caoili [03.04.10]
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) established a new academic scholarship in honor of Mark Beaumont, who served as COO of Capcom North America and Europe before passing away suddenly last month.

Princeton Review Names USC Top Game Design School 8
by Chris Remo [03.01.10]
The University of Southern California maintains the top game design program in North America, according to The Princeton Review, which also highlighted DigiPen, Drexel, and Becker.
Console/PC, Student/Education

DigiPen Moving to Larger Campus in Summer 2010 6
by Danny Cowan [02.02.10]
The game development-focused DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington, will move to a larger campus in the summer of 2010, increasing its graduating class size by 300 students yearly.

2010 Game Education Summit Issues Call for Papers  
by Danny Cowan [01.28.10]
Organizers of the Game Education Summit are accepting paper proposals from the academic, creative and industrial communities for its upcoming 2010 event, to be held at the USC School of Cinematic Arts on June 15-16 in Los Angeles.

University of Bradford Hosts 7th Annual Women In Games Conference 2
by Danny Cowan [01.21.10]
The University of Bradford, in cooperation with Bradford College, will host the 2010 Women In Games conference in March. The UK-based event, now in its seventh year, promotes ethnic and gender diversity in the games industry.

The Guildhall at SMU Announces 'Braveheart' Graduate Project 4
by Danny Cowan [12.15.09]
The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University has announced the upcoming debut of a student-designed game based on the 1995 Mel Gibson film Braveheart, created in cooperation with Paramount Pictures.

Penny Arcade Scholarship Program Awards $10,000 to Game Design Student  
by Danny Cowan [11.10.09]
College student Kyla Gorman was awarded $10,000 by the Penny Arcade Scholarship Program, which she plans to dedicate to pursuing a game design degree at the University of Southern California.

ESA: Record Number of U.S. Universities Offer Game Design Courses 4
by Danny Cowan [10.01.09]
The Entertainment Software Association has found that 254 colleges and universities in the U.S. are offering courses and degrees in video game development -- a significant increase attributed to gaming's growing prominence in business and in education.
Serious, Student/Education