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MGTA Class Registration for the Summer

Summer 2021 MGTA classes are now open for registration! This summer, onsite classes and live Virtual Academy courses will be available.

To view onsite classes, visit this page HERE. To view Virtual Academy classes, visit this page HERE.

To view a quick demo of two popular classes, Intro to 3D Modeling and Animation with Blender, click HERE.

MGTA Live Event – learn more about game design!

MGTA is hosting a live event to discuss careers in game design, and to answer any questions you may have about MGTA classes, the Game Design Program, and the VSGI.

The event will be on March 13 at 2:00 p.m. Zoom link can be found HERE.

If you miss this fun and informative live event, please stand by for archived info!

MGTA Scholarship Opportunities

MGTA is grateful to the Micron Foundation for providing scholarship funding for summer 2021. Any student ages 9 to 18 who demonstrates financial need, is in academic good standing, and has an interest in technology and game design is eligible to apply for scholarship funding.

To find out more, please click HERE.

Building Your Own Board Game

This special lecture using Zoom will be held on Wednesday, March 31 from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

Explore the process for making board games, from initial ideation through testing and manufacture. Helpful resources and tools will be discussed as well as the importance of research and building a community of testers. Making board games provides designers and artists many opportunities. For more information, click HERE.

Other upcoming Game/Tech Innovation Speaker Events include “Body Ownership in Virtual Reality” with speaker Stephanie Kane on April 14.

The archived speaker series talks are also available in the link above.

GMU Game Design Program Updates

Game Design Open House

Computer Game Design will be hosting Open Houses for prospective students on March 20, April 10 and April 24. To register, click HERE

Interview with Dr. Scott Martin

Game Design professor Scott Martin discusses his new book, Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, and the Redefinition of the Classroom. The interview can be found HERE.

George Mason Professor launches new board game!

alien petshop game

Game Design professor Greg Grimsby has just launched his new game, Alien Petshop, an intergalactic board game for pet and alien lovers. In this beautifully designed game, players compete to run the most efficient shop. Gather cute, exotic, and even dangerous pets from across the galaxy. Hire workers to care for your pets, sell goods, and even mutate your pets into the ultimate designer pets!

To learn more about the game or to follow the Kickstarter journey, click HERE.

Updates from FlyGuy Interactive

FlyGuy Interactive is wrapping up the finishing touches on the SEAD game with Communities in Schools and currently testing the game with site coordinators in various locations across the country. They are also waiting for a response on a grant proposal in partnership with the American Society of Navy Engineers to refine their naval engineering education game, FLEET.

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