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Event Name
GAME DEVELOPMENT FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

Start Date
August 05, 2013

End Date
August 09, 2013

Event Description

OVERVIEW This short course is intended for software development professionals aiming to understand the similarities and differences between modern software engineering and game development practices. Over the week, participants will conceive and develop prototype games in small teams, with access to modern game development tools and talks and guidance from the mentors of the award-winning MIT Game Lab. (Ranked for the past 3 years on the Princeton Review’s Top 10 Game Design Programs) ............................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................ WHO SHOULD ATTEND This course is intended for software engineers, technical directors, programmers, and project managers interested in or new to professional game development. It is especially relevant for programmers or managers already familiar with other forms of software development who are now being required to work on games or interactive software for entertainment, including mobile apps. This course requires familiarity with programming, integrated development environments, and version control. ............................................................................................ ..................................................................................................................... PROGRAM OUTLINE Each day of the program is divided into a half-day of lectures and half-day of hands-on software development, concluding with a session of testing. Day 1: Prototyping and non-digital game design Day 2: Digital game development pipeline and tools Day 3: Team and project management methodology Day 4: Techniques for addressing problems and crises Day 5: Postmortems and presentations

Venue
Venue Name
MIT

Street Address
77 Mass Ave

City
Cambridge

State
MA

Zip/Postal Code
02139

Country
United States

Organizer
Event Mgmt.
MIT Short Programs