Video Game Nation: Why So Many Play

Christian Science Monitor Features IMGD Program in Video Game Article.

WPI’s Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) program provided a key component in a Christian Science Monitor magazine piece on the video game industry.

In researching the cover story for the March 18 issue, author Robert Lehrman visited the campus, discussing the $25 billion video game industry in a roundtable session with Prof.  Brian Moriarty and Instructor Dean O’Donnell, as well as a group of students. The discussions ranged from the artistic merit of video games to how schools can prepare students for the industry and the rapid evolution of games and technology.

“If it was ever appropriate to call colleges ivory towers, those days are gone. Colleges fight to develop marketing niches,” the article says in part. “Game design is one. Invisible on campuses a decade ago, it now appears as a major in more than 300 college course catalogs.”

The print edition features two photographs taken at WPI, and more in an online gallery.

Read the Christian Science Monitor article here.

March 20, 2012

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