Unique collaboration for music concert
DSU Vocal Music teams up with the computer game design department to present a one-of-a-kind performance this weekend, Sunday, Nov. 24th at 6 p.m. at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse. The choir, directed by DSU Music Director Sandy Champion, will sing music from classic video games as well as other thematically related songs, with the computer game design faculty and students showcasing their own games.
The DSU Concert Choir will sing "Still Alive" from Portal, "Age of Oppression" from Skyrim, and "Escape from the City" from Sonic Adventure 2. Students from Vocal Classes will also perform songs that reflect various themes from gaming like war, the quest, and car racing. In addition, the DSU Singer/Songwriter class will perform their own original song, "Men on the Hill," as well as Bob Dylan's "Masters of War."
Dr. Jeff Howard, DSU Computer Game Design professor, will be a special guest. He plans to give a sneak peek of his new book, Game Magic: A Game Designer's Guide to Constructing Magic Systems. There will also be a showcase of brief clips from many game design projects at DSU.
Howard's book can be pre-ordered at http://www.tinyurl.com/gamemagic