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Gaming Industry Survey
2/10/2014

If you are employed in the gaming industry, please take the time to take a 30-minute or less survey in exchange for a $10 Amazon gift card (with the possibility of an additional $15 in bonuses). All responses will be kept confidential. The research is being conducted at Cornell University. To receive more information and the survey link, please email Chelsea at cdv9@cornell.edu and indicate where you saw the study advertisement (e.g., this website). Your participation will help us better understand work-life balance issues in the video game industry.


Ready, Set, MoCap!
9/14/2013

We are another step closer to hosting our fantastic motion capture studio on campus.


Game Cultures Study
08/26/2013

We are registering participants for our Game Cultures Study. If you are interested in playing the game "The Lord of The Rings Online" and helping us with our study please enroll by clicking on this link .



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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


This degree program is offered in Victoria and Sugar Land.

UHV’s Digital Gaming and Simulation concentration within the Bachelors of Science in Computer Science allows students to look into and participate in the fast-growing digital gaming phenomenon. It will help you build and develop technical skills and explore the development and study of digital games.

You will also gain a cultural perspective on the history, philosophy, ethics, and sociology of digital games and game playing. As the program grows, we plan to add additional components such as the business of gaming and serious game development.

Some core courses in this program include: Game Artificial Intelligence & Behavioral Modeling, Game Engines, Gaming Networks Architecture, Game Programming using DirectX, Digital Games as Communication, Interactive Narrative, Project Management, and a Senior Project, which is a group activity involving an interdisciplinary team of programmers, artists, story writers and others.

Students pursuing this degree also have many electives to choose from, including Game Internship, Art for Gaming, Virtual Worlds, Visual Communication, 3D Modeling, Multimedia Animation, Operating Systems, and Software Engineering.

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