Just wanted to give a quick update about a project I have launched in conjunction with Josef Nguyen, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at UC Davis. Last Thursday, we hosted the first of a series of workshops called GameCamp! by ModLab, a year-long game design camp for students, faculty, and staff at UC Davis. We’ve designed the workshops to accommodate those who have little to no programming experience, in the hopes that it will encourage people new to video games to try their hand.
In May, we will be hosting a campus-wide game jam so that our workshop participants can put their skills to the test.
Josef and I have launched a website for gamecamp here: http://ucdavisgamecamp.wordpress.com. I’ll also be reposting updates from that site onto this one so you have an idea of the work we’ve been doing.