DSU holds first annual computer gaming workshop

The DSU Computer Game Design program holds the first annual Workshop on Integrated Design in Games during Nanocon 9 at the Dakota Prairie House Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The formal, peer-reviewed workshop is the first ever held at Nanocon. Horror is this year's theme and features thirteen speakers who share their ideas on how to effectively design horror games so that all elements support a thematically unified experience. Keynote speakers include Chris Pruett, a prolific independent game developer and horror games researcher, and Dr. Bernard Perron, renowned horror scholar at the University of Montreal. Other speakers include DSU professors, Dr. Steve Graham and Dr. Jeff Howard, DSU student Sean Hegdahl, and nationally known game design experts.

Nanocon is an annual gaming convention that combines game playing, vendors and guest speakers. The DSU Gaming Club, a student organization, runs and sponsors the event each year with around 330 people in attendance.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeff Howard at jeffrey.howard@dsu.edu

Last Updated: 1/10/12