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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: AAA Academics: Superstar Designers in Academia
Speaker(s): Richard Lemarchand, Sam Roberts, Brenda Romero, John Romero, Warren Spector
Company Name(s): USC, USC School of Cinematic Arts, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz, Denius-Sams Gaming Academy
Track / Format: GDC Education Summit

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Overview: As game programs grow more advanced and sets of best practices begin to coalesce, a new trend has emerged with well-known industry figures joining the ranks of professors. What does this trend mean for the field and how will it change expectations for the future? What convinced these designers and developers to make this career shift? And how have they found their transitions to academia? Come see what's next for these superstar designers turned professors.

GDC 2014

Richard Lemarchand


Sam Roberts

USC School of Cinematic Arts

Brenda Romero

UC Santa Cruz

John Romero

UC Santa Cruz

Warren Spector

Denius-Sams Gaming Academy

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GDC Education Summit

Game Career / Education