Eastern Kentucky has state’s first video game design program

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – Eastern Kentucky University is offering the state’s first degree in video game design.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1NLeM6r) the Gaming Institute has enrolled 100 students who are expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a concentration in interactive media.

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The institute includes a $60,000 motion capture studio, lined with 14 cameras. Students have used it to turn the school’s Daniel Boone statue into a dancing, marching, moving figure.

Computer science professor George Landon leads the institute. He said the program is filling a need.

But student Thomas John Botkins says programing games is not just play. He said a lot of people want to design video games but can’t do the math required to get the degree.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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