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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 7
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

Visa Launches Educational Web Game Financial Soccer  
by Danny Cowan [09.23.09]
Global financial services company Visa has launched Financial Soccer, a FIFA World Cup-branded online soccer game and educational curriculum that teaches players money management skills.
Serious, Student/Education

Winners Announced in 2009 Dare to be Digital Design Competition  
by Danny Cowan [08.19.09]
Three student-led teams of developers from Abertay University have been announced as winners in the 2009 Dare to be Digital video game design competition in the UK.

GameCareerGuide Feature: The Indie Process  
by Staff [07.30.09]
In its latest feature article, The Indie Process, IGF competitor and USC student Michael Silverman examines several different ways that different academic programs and developers approach
Console/PC, Indie, Student/Education

GCG Feature: 'Game QA & Testing - Ready, Set, Go!' 5
by Staff [07.23.09]
In its latest feature, presents an extract from new book 'Game QA & Testing', which focuses on what job seekers should do in the application and in
Console/PC, Student/Education

GCG's Game Design Challenge: DS Platformer Innovation 1
by Staff [07.02.09]
The platforming genre has a lot of entries on the DS, but few of them exclusively use the touchscreen to create innovative gameplay. In GameCareerGuide's new Game Design Challen
Console/PC, Student/Education

Sixth Annual State of Play Conference Discusses Future of Virtual Worlds  
by Danny Cowan [05.19.09]
Organizers of the Sixth Annual State of Play Conference announced that this year's event will be held on June 19th and 20th at the New York Law School. The conference will focus on the social impact of virtual worlds and multiplayer online games.

Arcade History Exhibit to Debut at Strong National Museum of Play 2
by Danny Cowan [05.12.09]
The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, will soon host the debut of Videotopia, a hands-on arcade history exhibit that will feature interactive learning components and more than 100 playable arcade cabinets.

GDC Vault Adds Game Design Challenge, Indie Game Maker Rant  
by Staff [05.06.09]
GDC 2009 organizers have made free streaming video of two major events, the Game Design Challenge and the inaugural Indie Game Maker Rant, available as part of the newly launched myGDC Vault service.
Console/PC, Indie, Student/Education

GCG Feature: Student Unreal Tournament III Mod Toon Doom Gets Postmortem 1
by Christian Nutt [05.01.09]
GameCareerGuide presents a postmortem essay on Toon Doom, an Unreal Tournament 3 mod developed by a group of DePaul University students that converts

GameJam! Design Contest Announced for SIGGRAPH 2009 2
by Danny Cowan [04.10.09]
Organizers of the SIGGRAPH computer graphics and entertainment conference announced that GameJam!, a new international video game design competition, will take place at this year's event.
Console/PC, Student/Education Calls For Student Articles  
by Danny Cowan [03.16.09]
Gamasutra's student and educational game site is currently accepting submissions for feature articles written by students and teachers, with writers receiving a lifetime digital subscription