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‘How Pac-Man Eats’ explores how games work and how they can create meaning

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz December 17, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA In a new book, Computational Media Professor Noah Wardrip-Fruin shows how the fundamental..

December 17, 2020

New art game explores intersection of personal trauma and climate induced wildfires

By Scott RappaportUC Santa Cruz September 22, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: (c) Kristine Eudey, 2019, micha cárdenas, “Sin Sol, Prototype” as..

September 22, 2020

UCSC Games Showcase in June celebrates undergraduate and graduate game design

(Contributed) May 15, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA UC Santa Cruz Games Showcase 2019 Saturday, June 8, 2019, 12-6pm and Sunday, June 9, 2019, 12-6pm Digital..

May 15, 2019

UCSC launches the country’s first graduate program in serious games

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz February 19, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Sri Kurniawan, professor of computational media, develops games and..

February 19, 2019

UCSC creates the state’s first graduate program in Serious Games

By James McGirk Baskin School of Engineering January 22, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Jim Egen dons a virtual reality helmet and paddles to test..

January 22, 2019

Watch: The reason why Serious Games are so powerful

(Source: UCSC YouTube) January 8, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA During an interview about the new MS in Serious Games offered at UC Santa Cruz’s Silicon..

January 8, 2019

Comic-Con panel features UCSC games program director Michael John

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz July 19, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA For fans of the classic videogame Spyro the Dragon, the upcoming release of a remastered..

July 19, 2018

Five UCSC students present futuristic game at IndieCade Showcase

By Scott Rappaport UC Santa Cruz June 26, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA A group of five students from UC Santa Cruz presented their game, Meet Me in the Garden,..

June 26, 2018

Sammy Showcase features virtual reality and videogames from UCSC game design students

(Contributed) May 24, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: The Sammy Showcase is a fun, family-friendly game festival featuring videogames and virtual..

May 24, 2018

UC Santa Cruz ranked among top schools for game design

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz March 20, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA As in past years, UC Santa Cruz is featured on Princeton Review’s 2018 lists for top..

March 20, 2018

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