The Game Design and Development Program at Michigan State University was founded in 2005, and has grown leaps and bounds into a Top 10 Ranked program by the Princeton Review.

The Game Design and Development Program at Michigan State University was founded in 2005, and has grown leaps and bounds into a Top 10 Ranked program by the Princeton Review.

Events

MAR 21 2019

Intel University Games Showcase

We will be showcasing the Robot Split In Time at the Intel University Games Showcase and Expo during the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. If you are in the area, the event is free to the public. Stop by, play the game, and cheer us on!

APRIL 18-20 2019

Play at CCFF

Free and open to the public, this hands-on interactive media and gaming showcase offers Capital City Film Festival-goers the opportunity to explore and experience the latest in gaming, virtual reality technology, and interactive filmmaking. PLAY at CCFF is powered by the MSU Game Design and Development Program and on exhibit at Impression 5 Science Center April 18-20.

Get in the game at the free Launch Party Thursday, April 18th from 5-8pm and join us Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 from 10am-5pm!

OCT 1-3 2020

Meaningful Play 2020

Meaningful Play 2020 is a conference about theory, research, and game design innovations, principles and practices. Meaningful Play brings scholars and industry professionals together to understand and improve upon games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways.

Brian Winn

GEL Lab Director
Professor

Beth LaPensée Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Carrie Heeter Ph.D

Professor

Andrew Dennis

Professor of Practice

Jeremy Gibson Bond

Professor of Practice

Ricardo Guimaraes

Professor of Practice

Casey O'Donnell Ph.D

Associate Professor

Robby Ratan Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Wei Peng Ph.D

Associate Professor

Valeta Wensloff

Outreach Specialist

Evan Cox

Technical Artist 

 

Greg Kozma

UI/UX Designer

 

Carrie Cole

Senior Game Designer

Nick Thurston

Technical Game Designer 

 

Xavier Durand-Hollis

UI Technical Designer

 

Mike Rossi

Technical UI Designer 

If you are considering making a charitable gift to Michigan State University, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to GameDev at MSU to help support the mission of our program, our students, and to maintain our facilities.

If you are considering making a charitable gift to Michigan State University, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to GameDev at MSU to help support the mission of our program, our students, and to maintain our facilities.

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