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30 years in the making, creators of Maniac Mansion release Thimbleweed Park

by Logan Booth The Satellite Centers April 6, 2017 — Felton, CA [Editor’s note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat published Thimbleweed Park: Gaming Like It’s..

April 6, 2017

UCSC ranked among top schools for game design

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz March 23, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA As in past years, UC Santa Cruz is featured on Princeton Review’s 2017 lists for top..

March 23, 2017

Q&A: Jason Kaehler: Asylum Labs Accepted into Prestigious London Accelerator

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat October 8, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA I had a recent opportunity to catch up with..

October 7, 2015

Game Design Innovator Jane McGonigal to Visit Bookshop Santa Cruz

By Julia Sinn Bookshop Santa Cruz Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 9, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA Can gaming make a better world? What if we could..

September 9, 2015

Can Great Game Design be Taught?

By Johnny Cullen Kotaku.com (Photo above: UC Santa Cruz game design program head Brenda Romero along with husband and fellow head of the program John Romero...

September 3, 2015

Journey to the corner store andmaybetheywontkillyou

By Leigh Alexander Boingboing.net (Photo above: Kym Dominique-Ferguson runs the ‘andmaybetheywontkillyou’ game at Princess of Arcade in Montreal...

August 19, 2015

UCSC ranked 8th in top 25 grad schools for game design

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz March 26, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA The graduate programs in game design at UC Santa Cruz were named among the top programs in..

March 26, 2015

Acclaimed game designer joins UC Santa Cruz faculty

by Scott Rappaport UC Santa Cruz [Editor’s note: In a related article, VentureBeat published UC Santa Cruz taps Journey co-creator Robin Hunicke to teach..

October 17, 2014

Sammy Awards Recognize Student-Designed Video Games

by Tyler Walicek Annual award ceremony represent the culmination of the Game Design sequence at UC Santa Cruz [Editor’s note: In May, Santa Cruz Tech..

June 16, 2014

UC Santa Cruz ranked among top schools for game design

UC Santa Cruz ranked 7th on the Princeton Review’s list of the “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2014″ and 21st on the list..

March 14, 2014

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