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Session Name: Game Engines in Game Education: Thinking Inside the Tool Box?
Speaker(s): Sebastian Deterding, Casey O'Donnell
Company Name(s): University of York, Michigan State University
Track / Format: GDC Education Summit

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Overview: Should apprentices of a craft master one tool, making themselves dependent on it? Or become fluent in many? Should they use pre-made parts? Or should they learn how to make everything from scratch, even if that doesn't reflect actual practice? These eternal questions of craft education have become relevant for game educators with the rise of game engines like Unity.
This talk will reveal firsthand experiences and strategies used to deal with the opportunities and challenges of integrating game engines in game education.

GDC 2016

Sebastian Deterding

University of York

Casey O'Donnell

Michigan State University

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GDC Education Summit

Game Career / Education