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Results: GCG’s Level Design Cues Challenge 1
by Jill Duffy [07.03.08]
In a recent Game Design Challenge on, readers were tasked with defining the cues and clues that would enable a player to solve a level. The site has just posted the Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

GCG Game Design Challenge: The ESP Game  
by Jill Duffy [07.02.08]
In’s latest Game Design Challenge, special guest Mick West, co-founder of Neversoft Entertainment, submits a new challenge to design a sim
Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

Educational Feature: Inside A Japanese Game School 1
by Jill Duffy [07.01.08]
Andrea Rubenstein had two recent goals in life: to become a fluent Japanese speaker and to study game development in Osaka, and in the latest feature for game education site, she gives Console/PC, Student/Education

Acclaim Announces 'Project: Top Secret' Competition Winner  
by Jill Duffy [06.30.08]
Acclaim Games and producer Dave Perry have announced that Mike Zummo has won its “Project: Top Secret” game development contest first announced in 2007, and will be given a director
Console/PC, Student/Education

'One Button Design Challenge': The Results, New Challenge  
by Jill Duffy [06.26.08]
The latest weekly design challenge from our site tasked the community of game-makers to design a one-button FPS game, with the best solutions now p
Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

Educational Feature: What a Pitch! Exclusive  
by Jill Duffy [06.24.08] has just posted a new feature article for aspiring game developers about pitching ideas: what it means to pitch a game concept, and why it’s important in the game in
Console/PC, Student/Education, Exclusive

Ask the Experts: Does My School Suck?  
by Jill Duffy [06.23.08]
In the latest ‘Ask the Experts’ column on game education site, a reader asks whether it will hurt him if his school has a bad reputation, aft
Console/PC, Student/Education

Sony's Danks Details PlayStation-edu Initiative  
by Stephen Jacobs, Mathew Kumar [06.18.08]
Sony recently announced the PlayStation-edu initiative, helping students train using PS2 and PSP hardware, and Gamasutra was at the Game Education Summit to hear the company's Mark
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG's Game Design Challenge Results: 'Rename Katamari'  
by Jill Duffy [06.18.08]
Two weeks ago, Gamasutra's sister site posed this challenge to readers: rename classic Keita Takahashi-designed roll-em-up Katamari Damacy with an English language title. And Console/PC, Student/Education

DigiPen To Offer BA, BS Degrees In Game Design  
by Jill Duffy [06.13.08]
Games education university DigiPen Institute of Technology has announced it will be adding two game design bachelors degree programs -- both a bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in game design -- to begin in the fall 2008 term.
Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

GCG’s Game Design Challenge Results: Hamlet  
by Jill Duffy [06.12.08]
Sister site has posted the strongest solutions to its recent game design challenge, which tasked readers with designing a game based on Hamlet - li
Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

GCG's Game Design Challenge: One Button 1
by Jill Duffy [06.11.08] has an ongoing, popular weekly Game Design Challenge that asks game developers to flex their creative muscles. This week’s challenge, which comes from Game Developer magazine’s Brandon Sheffield, is to Console/PC, Student/Education, Design

Microsoft Launches 2008 Dream Build Play Contest  
by Staff [06.10.08]
Microsoft has announced the launch of its second Dream Build Play contest, giving students and hobbyists a chance to win up to $40,000 and an an Xbox Live Arcade contract by submitting Xbox 360 games created in XNA Game Studio 2.0.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Educational Book Review: Video Game Careers  
by Jill Duffy [06.10.08] has just reviewed the book Video Game Careers. A new edition of the book by David S.J. Hodgson, Bryan, Stratton, and Alice Rush, was released this
Console/PC, Student/Education

Ask the Experts: On Track, But What Else Can I Do?  
by Jill Duffy [06.09.08]
The latest advice column on answers the question, ‘What else can I do?’ for an aspiring game developer and current student who knows the basic
Console/PC, Student/Education

2008 Edinburgh Interactive Festival Announced  
by David Jenkins [06.09.08]
Organizers of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival have officially announced an August 10-12 return for the event, this year with a new venue and more activities for the general public, alongside the two-day conference and other industry content.
Console/PC, Student/Education

Sony Offers Universities PSP, PS2 Dev Kits 2
by Brandon Boyer [06.06.08]
Sony has announced PlayStation-edu, a new initiative that will sell PS2 and PSP development kits to universities for students to learn engineering and programming skills on real-world console and handheld hardware.
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG Game Design Challenge: 'Rename Katamari Damacy'  
by Jill Duffy [06.04.08] has a weekly Game Design Challenge that asks aspiring game developers to flex their creative muscules. This week’s challenge is to come up with a n
Console/PC, Student/Education

Game Developer Career Guide Calls For Student Feedback 1
by Staff [06.03.08]
The editors of Game Developer magazine are inviting current and prospective game school students to take part in the first-ever Game Developer Career Guide Student Survey, ex
Console/PC, Student/Education

GameCareerGuides Game Design Challenge: Hamlet  
by Jill Duffy [05.30.08] has just posted a new game design challenge: design a game that teaches Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The challenges are a way for aspiring game designers to
Console/PC, Student/Education