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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Lehr und Kunst mit Perlenspiel
Speaker(s): Brian Moriarty
Company Name(s): Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Track / Format: GDC Education Summit

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How do you actually teach digital game design? What assignments are appropriate and effective? What tools should you employ, and what outcomes should you hope to achieve? Every instructor must face these difficult questions. But imagine having to answer them with an evil elegance worthy of the name "Professor Moriarty!"

In this lecture, the Professor will share his sinister method for hurling students into the crucible of game design. Inspired by Herman Hesse's novel The Glass Bead Game and informed by thirty years of industry experience, this simple and deliciously cruel scheme turns innocent undergrads into practicing designers, using industry-standard development systems and languages to make complete, polished games entirely from scratch. Five of them. In one seven-week term!

GDC 2012

Brian Moriarty

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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GDC Education Summit

Game Career / Education