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CA195 Students Win Gaming Award

MC Gaming Students Win Second Place in USC Public Diplomacy and Virtual Worlds Contest

Students in CA195—the first section ever offered by Montgomery College—were chosen as Second Place winners in a contest sponsored by the University of Southern California's Public Diplomacy center.

Three students flew out to accept their award and $2500 prize in LA, as well as attend the E3 game conference.

CA195 is a course about level design, quality assurance and building game worlds. In the class, students use the Unreal 2.5 engine and Second Life virtual world software to build interactive worlds and game levels.

The students designed a game in Second Life about resolving conflicts in international water rights. They entered the game in the USC contest on Public Diplomacy and Virtual Worlds and are thrilled to have been chosen as one of four finalists.

Congratulations to all the finalists! And kudos to our gaming students -- we are proud of your hard work!

View a video about the game
(By our lead Machinima Artist, gaming student Jen Tonon.)

Read more about the USC contest and the concept of public diplomacy

View the announcement from USC listing all the finalists

What's New

- Mobile Game Programming: Create games on cellphones and other mobile devices. Contact Prof. Alla Webb.
- Math & ActionScript:
A learning community combining a general education math class with CA225. A fun way to learn math and gaming! Contact Prof. Alla Webb.
- Online sections of Flash & ActionScript:
Two popular classes, CA125 & CA225, now available online!
- Exergaming & Health Games:
Take CA190 and your health requirement together and learn about health applications of gaming technology! Contact Prof. Deborah Solomon.

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