Schilling Plays Ball with WPI

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling paid a surprise visit in February to participants in GameJam, WPI’s 38-hour design marathon for aspiring video game developers. The major league pitcher dropped in with his son, Gehrig, to find students working on games for the first Massachusetts Game Challenge, sponsored by Schilling’s video game development company, 38 Studios, in Maynard, Mass.

During his 90-minute visit in Atwater Kent Labs, Schilling chatted with students and got a sneak peak at their games in progress. He also compared notes with them on favorite video games and game platforms, and talked about 38 Studios’ approach to game development. Many of the WPI students who took part in GameJam are enrolled in WPI’s pioneering, first-in-the-nation Interactive Media and Game Development major.

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