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Interactive programming and game design as a recruiting tool

Interactive Programming and Game Design as a Recruiting Tool 

Carlotta EatonProfessor of Information TechnologyNew River Community College

IT Peer Conference - October 2006

New River Community College


Session description
Session Description Tool 

Learn how to leverage the game industry to recruit students. The game industry revenue exceeds $30 billion per year worldwide and has surpassed movie box office revenues in the U.S., making games the fastest growing segment of the entertainment market and an excellent field for career advancement.  We will explore Game Maker as one way to teach object oriented programming in a very visual exciting way.   Students love to create computer games and learn OOP at the same time.

New River Community College


Agenda
Agenda Tool 

  • Information Gathering

  • Game Design at NRCC

  • ITP xxx – Introduction to Game Design & Development

  • Game Maker

  • Game Development Essentials

New River Community College


Information gathering
Information Gathering Tool 

  • Last 4 years – various conferences

  • Working Connections 2006 – May 06

  • Digital Game Xpo - June 06

  • IGDA Chapter in Raleigh – 2006

  • Austin Game Conference – Sept 06

New River Community College


Working connection @ ru
Working Connection @ RU Tool 

  • Intro to Game Design & Development

  • Farhad Javidi, Program ChairSimulation & Gaming

  • Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

  • Spent $500K and 2 years on Game Research

www.javidi.com/sgd

New River Community College


Digital game xpo
Digital Game Xpo Tool 

  • Walter Rotenberry Lead Instructor—Simulation and Game Developmentemail: [email protected]

  • Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

  • June 2006www.dgxpo.com

New River Community College


Igda triangle chapter
IGDA Triangle Chapter Tool 

  • Dana Crowley, Coordinator

  • Scott Johnson, Emergent Game Technologies

  • Attend meetings in Raleigh, NC

www.igda.org/nctriangle/

New River Community College


Austin game conference
Austin Game Conference Tool 

  • September 2006

  • Over 2400 attendees

  • 3 tracks

    • Game Writers

    • Casual Games

    • Game Audio

www.gameconference.com

New River Community College


Austin game conference1
Austin Game Conference Tool 

  • Microsoft CasualGames

  • Austin Community College

  • CMP Game Developer’s Conference

  • Emergent Game Technologies

  • XEO Design

New River Community College


Itp 1xx introduction to game design development
ITP 1xx – Introduction to Game Design & Development Tool 

  • Fall 06 for pilot class

  • VCCS Course proposal

  • Course site at www.nr.edu/itp195

  • 3 textbooks

    • Intro to game

    • Gamemaker

    • Alice

New River Community College


Game maker software
Game Maker software Tool 

  • Free software – developed under a grant

  • Easy to use for beginners

  • Get the book (see next slide)

www.gamemaker.nl

New River Community College


The game maker s apprentice
The Game Maker’s Apprentice Tool 

  • By Jacob HabgoodMark Overmars

  • ISBN: 1-59059-615-3

  • 336 pp.

  • Published: Jun 2006

  • Price: $39.99

New River Community College


Game development essentials
Game Development Essentials Tool 

  • By Jeannie Novak

  • Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning; 1 edition

  • ISBN: 1401862713

  • Currently used by

    • NRCC

    • WTCC in NC

    • CPCC in NC

New River Community College


Game maker demo
Game Maker demo Tool 

New River Community College


Game design at nrcc

2 Degrees with Game specializations Tool 

Information Technology

CAD

15 credit hours

Cross-discipline approach

Core Courses

ITP xx Intro to Game Design & Development

DRF 238/239 Computer Aided Modeling I & II

ITD 112 Creating Web Graphics

ITD 212 Interactive Web Design

Game Design at NRCC

New River Community College


Press
Press Tool 

  • Roanoke Times

  • Wall Street Journal

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Join the fun
Join the Fun Tool 

  • Programming games is a great way to teach object oriented programming

    • Planning

    • Design

    • Development

    • Testing

  • Game Maker is

    • easy to use and free

    • used by Microsoft Casual Games division

  • Learn from your students

New River Community College


For more information
For More Information Tool 

Carlotta Eaton

Professor of Information Technology

Director, Game Technology Programs

www.nr.edu/eaton or

www.nr.edu/itp195

(540) 674-3600 x4250

[email protected]

New River Community College


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