Making the Grade: College course shows lucrative side of gaming


Making the Grade: College course shows lucrative side of gaming

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 25, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: And all that time you thought your kid was just messing around playing video games. In fact, such a pastime might be preparing your student to take on the challenges of an academic program winning accolades at Kennesaw State University.

The school’s Computer Game Design and Development department in the College of Computing and Software Engineering has students transforming basic gaming skills into tools for building more than new games. They’re also focused on creating programs for educational and business use. Recently, the Princeton Review ranked KSU as one of the top 50 schools in the world for game design.

“When we talk about our program, it’s not only gaming,” said Rongkai Guo, assistant professor of gaming who joined the Computing and Software department last year. “We teach kids how to develop and design, but it’s really about acquiring computer science knowledge. These kids are also very good programmers who also know how to computer graphics work and can write a game story. And that’s a plus.”

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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