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Sunday, February 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Academic Game Programs Panel

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Leaders from the nation's top academic games program discuss the phenomenal impact games programs are making across the games industry. Are game degrees necessary? What unique benefits and opportunities do they provide? What's the future for academic degrees in games? Here's your opportunity to ask the experts what it takes to get into these programs and what kinds of advantages they provide. 

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Roger Altizer

Associate Director, Entertainment Arts and Engineering
Knock! Knock!Who's there?Hike.Hike who?I didn't know you liked Japanese poetry!

Ramiro Corbetta

Department Head of Digital Game Design and Development at Long Island University.
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Nick Fortugno

Chief Creative Officer, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a designer of games and interactive narrative experiences and co-founder of Playmatics. Fortugno has been lead designer on dozens of works, including leading interactive narrative design on Frankenstein AI, shown at Sundance New Frontier, and on games and experiences... Read More →

Sari Gilbert

Sari Gilbert is a professor in the Interactive and Game Design department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the author of "Designing Gamified Systems: Meaningful Play in Interactive Entertainment, Marketing and Education," to appear in June with Focal Press. Gilbert’s... Read More →
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Stephen Jacobs

Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology
Humanitarian FOSS, Game Design, Digital Humanities, American Sign Language, Ukulele

Frank Lantz

Director of the NYU Game Center.

Sunday February 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Fox Amphitheatre First Floor

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