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

JUL 31 2018

The Woz

Experience the future of storytelling hands-on in our free interactive venue, The Woz at Hotel Indigo. We’ve partnered with our sponsor, Michigan State University, to bring you a showcase of transmedia projects that go beyond traditional screens, to the place where film and technology intersect, and you are part of the story.

OCT 11-13 2018

Meaningful Play 2018

Meaningful Play 2018 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
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Beth LaPensée Ph.D

Assistant Professor

William Jeffery

GEL Lab Manager
Academic Specialist and Instructor

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

Luke Kane

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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