- Prominent educators launch Higher Education Video Game Alliance
Today, HEVGA launched -- run by top educators from schools such as Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California, backed by the ESA, and with a mission of improving game education.
- Nintendo student games released on Japanese eShop for free
Nintendo holds a video game seminar for college students each year, where students are taught to make games. The company this week released four games from students on the last course on the Japanese Wii U eShop for free.
- The developers who made Rust are rebuilding it from scratch
"There were a lot of stupid decisions made in the old codebase," says progenitor Garry Newman. "There were a lot of decisions made when we didn't know what game we were making."
- IGDA: More women are making games, but men still dominate the industry
Results of a recent IGDA survey suggest that the diversity of the industry is (very slowly) improving, even as its members continue to struggle with crunch and work/life balance.
- 'Microstudios' are on the rise in the UK game industry
A new report from UK trade body TIGA suggests that while the UK video game industry is expanding rapidly, the new of "microstudios" popping up means that the UK industry is more vulnerable.
- What does a game designer do, exactly?
Liz England takes a run at breaking down the many roles and responsibilities a designer can have in an effort to answer the question "so what does a game designer do, exactly?"
University of Advancing Technology
The only university in the nation to offer 5 game degree programs, UATs game development majors equip students with the knowledge of what is involved at all levels of game developmentfrom theory and concept through programming and project production.