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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Teaching Virtual Reality Game Development
Speaker(s): Ira Fay, Robin Hunicke, Dennis Ramirez, Jesse Schell, Jichen Zhu
Company Name(s): Hampshire College, Funomena, USC IMGD, Schell Games LLC, Drexel University
Track / Format: GDC Education Summit

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Overview: Virtual reality game development is here to stay, and many academic programs would like to provide (or already provide) their students with an opportunity to make VR games. Each panelist, all from top institutions in the US, will present a case study of one virtual reality game development project they have assigned to students. This panel will also discuss VR-specific infrastructure at each institution, such as hardware, software, and space constraints. Panelists conclude by identifying pitfalls and best practices, specific to teaching VR game development.

GDC 2017

Ira Fay

Hampshire College

Robin Hunicke


Dennis Ramirez


Jesse Schell

Schell Games LLC

Jichen Zhu

Drexel University

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GDC Education Summit

Game Career / Education