Game Design and Development Concentration

Do you love video games?
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Modern games are among the most demanding of computer programming applications, requiring knowledge of advanced mathematics and physics which form the basis of the 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and game engines that make up the game programs.

The Game Design and Development concentration prepares you to design and develop software programs that use digital imagery and physics to create games, simulations or other applications. These programs can improve healthcare delivery, transform education, strengthen national security, shape public policy and continue to create social networks. Our program will prepare you for an amazing and rewarding career.

Awards and Honors:

  • Ranked in the Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design 2018 by Princeton Review
  • Winner of the 2017 Intel University Games Showcase
  • International finalist at CHI Play 2014 Student Game Competition
  • National co-champion at the 2013 E3 College Game Competition
  • The first and only Game Design and Development program accredited under the Computer Science curriculum by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
Advisory Board

2018 Advisory Board

Diane Christie Program Director Game Design & Development - Computer Science Program
Seth Berrier Associate Professor Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.
Seth Dutter Professor Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.
Ben Geisler Chief Executive Officer Thawed Codebase
Tim Gerritsen Head of Studio Fantasy Flight Interactive
Petre (Nelu) Ghenciu Department Chair Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.
Pierre Maloka President Entertaining Games, Inc.
Terrence Mason Applied Mathematics & Computer Science
 Program Director
Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.
Joseph Matzelle Student  
Leslie Murphy Student  
Jeff Newquist Senior Lead Programmer Raven Software
Ken Patterson President Big John Games
Michael Rooney Gameplay Programmer Epic Games
Dennis Schmidt iOS Software Engineer UTC Aerospace Systems
Scott Turner Assistant Professor Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.

HEVGA logoCharter Member of HEVGA

The Game Design and Development program concentration is a charter member of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance.