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  • Results from James Portnow's Game Design Challenge: MMO Class

  •  Two weeks ago, we announced the first "James Portnow's Game Design Challenge," in which you were asked to create a new class or set of classes for a fantasy MMORPG.

    And the winner is...

    Everyone! This was amazing. The response was overwhelming and every submission was pretty fantastic. I actually lost sleep (several days in fact -- there were so many submissions) deciding what to post. Here it goes:

    First I want to give a shout out to all the schools that participated:

    Colleges and Universities

    "Bloodsap Black and White Concept Art" by Jeremy Griffith

    • Arizona State University
    • Arkansas State College
    • Art Institute of Tampa
    • Auckland Uniniversity
    • Binghamton University
    • California State University
    • California State University, Fullerton
    • College of New Jersey
    • Collins College
    • Columbia College Chicago
    • Concordia University
    • Crafton Hills College
    • Dundalk Institute of Technology
    • Illinois Institute of Art
    • Indiana University
    • Lima University
    • Metropolitan State College of Denver
    • Monash University Australia
    • New York University
    • Oklahoma State University
    • PUC-Minas
    • Ringling College of Art and Design
    • RMIT University
    • San Francisco State University
    • SUNY Institute of Technology
    • University of Adelaide
    • University of Advancing Technology
    • University of Arkansas
    • University of Calgary
    • University of Koblenz
    • University of Louisiana-Lafayette
    • University of Maine
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Massachusetts
    • University of Memphis
    • University of Paris XI
    • University of Salford
    • University of Texas at Austin
    • University of Wales
    • University of Waterloo
    • University of West Florida
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Washington University
    • Westwood College

    High Schools

    • North Branch High School
    • Pueblo West High School
    • Randall High School
    • Rye Neck High School
    • Shorewood High School

    I received entries from students at every one of the above schools (and probably many more; not everyone told me what school they were from). I'm glad to see students interested in the future of game design.


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