Industry meets academia at GES

Industry meets academia at GES

By Rob Crossley

May 14th 2009 at 10:23AM

Game Path announces 2009 Game Education Summit

Industry executives will merge with academia during the upcoming Game Education Summit (GES) in June, organizers Game Path has announced.

GES will take place from June 16-17 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Game Path say the event is the only one of its kind, and is positioned to allow industry executives and course lecturers to consult on how to best educate the next generation of game designers.

Seven areas of discussion are offered, featuring sessions on areas such as narrative writing, development tools for traditional games , ‘serious’ applications of gameplay, as well as the International Game Developer’s Association’s recommended curriculum.

“Across the country, universities are investing heavily to build curriculum to teach the game designers of tomorrow,” said GES director Mark Chuberka.  “But game instruction is still a relatively new field.  This conference brings instructors together with industry professionals to talk about what skills students need and to hear the top instructors discuss teaching methods and cutting edge theory.”