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Game Design Challenge winners:

Bee Line program to UB at USG - Find out how to transfer to UB 4/11/14

MagFest 2014 - Prof. Deborah Solomon spoke on two panels at the conference 1/14

Indie Video Games, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU Radio, NPR News Station (panel discussion with guests Deborah Solomon, James Portnow, and Keith Shepherd) 1/10/12

WaterLife: Serious Science Games Presentation by Peg Steffen about MC/NOAA games at NOAA Games & Simulation Summit, January 2011

"Using Games to Teach Ocean Awareness", Learning & Leading with Technology Magazine, March/April 2011

USG Hosts Game Creators Competition, Rockville Patch, 2/1/11

Secrets of Video Game Developers, Gazette, 2/2/11

The Brave New World of Video Games, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU Radio, NPR News Station (panel discussion with guests Deborah Solomon, Mike Musgrove, and Jesse Schell) 12/21/10

Video Games Are Not Only for Entertainment, Voice of America TV 4/21/10

NOAA Launches Online Game to Encourage Loggerhead Turtle Conservation (7/8/2010) (NOAA Press Release)
(publication of press release at Ocean Leadership, Newsvine, and various blogs)

About the MC/NOAA partnerships, the WaterLife game and educational games (Presentation by Peg Steffen, Education Coordinator, NOAA National Ocean Service at National Marine Educators Conference 7/09). Abstract & Citation.

NOAA Launches Online Game that Encourages Students to Learn About Estuaries, Envirolib 3/16/10

Students win second place in game jam 1/14/10

Computer gaming program’s popularity reflects industry boom, Gazette 6/4/08

Students play with career options in gaming, WTOP 5/2/08

Fox 5 News 4/30/08

Channel 9 News, 4/30/08

Washington Post
6/17/07 (mention)

Gazette "Update on Technology"
(p10) 5/28/07

Video game designers call Maryland home
, DC Examiner 4/25/07

Gaming the System,
Washington Post Magazine 8/6/06

Voice of America TV
8/10/06 (with video)

Video Gaming 101
, Channel 9 TV News 7/6/06

Baltimore Sun
5/5/06

Corridor, Inc.11/07

USC Game Competition Awards
5/8/06

MC students win Second Place in International Gaming Competition

View a video about the game (video created by student machinima artist, Jen Tonon)

Additional Press about the contest:

Wash. Business Journal 1/14/05

Gazette newspaper (3/04, Montgomery College Today insert)

MC News & Videos:Pac-MC

Movie about MC's Game & Simulation Program & our partnership with NOAA (youtube)

Congratulations to MC's Dan Rankin for winning a local Emmy Award for this movie!!

MC Today 5/08
Inside MC Online 5/5/08
Inside MC Online 4/16/08
Campus Conversations
MC's YouTube Channel

Video of award winning Game "Hydro Hijinks"
Game Day "Live Action Games":
Videos of "Live Action Games" Press
Game Day 2008
Game Day 2008: Donkey Kong

(video by student Kyle E.)

Donkey Kong Game Media Advisory
Gazette
6/4/08
WTOP 5/2/08
Fox 5 News 4/30/08
Channel 9 News, 4/30/08

Game Day 2006: Legend of Zelda

Washington Post Magazine 8/6/06
Voice of America TV 8/10/06 (with video)
Channel 9 TV News 7/6/06
Baltimore Sun 5/5/06

Game Day 2005: PacMC
pac-mc.com
Pac MC press release
(media links no longer active)

Press Releases:

Game & Web Developers Conference 2011:
Conference Poster (pdf)
Program Agenda (doc)
Press Release

MC/NOAA "Waterlife" Game Series and Podcasts Featured in Web Article, Inside MC Online, 12/6/10
Montgomery College Students, NOAA Create Online Video Game
, Inside MC Online 7/30/10
Inside MC Online 5/5/08
Game Day 2008 - Donkey Kong Game Press Release
Game Day 2008 - Donkey Kong Game Media Advisory
From Inside MC Online 4/1/2008:
Game Day 2005 - Pac MC press release



MC Holds Second Annual Game Expo Day

zelda gameThanks for making our Game Expo Day a huge success! A large crowd turned out and packed the room -- there was standing room only.

Students enjoyed the informative and lively presentations by Lucien Parsons from Breakaway, Tim Lamb from Bethesda Softworks and Kathleen Harmeyer from the University of Baltimore, as well as the superb student demos of class work in Flash, Unreal, Second Life, 3D Studio Max and Maya.
zelda game finale
Bethesda gave away copies of their hit game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to two lucky students (the Zelda project managers).

The life-size Zelda game by CA190 students also drew a large and enthusiastic crowd, and the makeup and prosthetics donated by Roger Riggle helped bring the characters to life -- thanks Roger!

view video here


Health Video Games:
MC Adds New "Exergaming" Class

View a video about health games

This new class will cover the cutting-edge topic of health and fitness games, from movement games like Dance Dance Revolution and Kinetic that can counter childhood obesity, to games that reduce pain for cancer patients, help kids manage diabetes, treat autism and ADHD, train doctors and nurses, and educate patients about topics like drug addiction, AIDS prevention, immunology and nutrition.

You'll not only experience many of these games, but you'll also develop and document your own creative ideas about entrepreneurial new games to address health needs.
This will be a learning community where you can get credit for both CA190 and HE109, fulfilling both the CA190 and the health credit requirements for the Game Degree. The class will be part online and part on campus. The on campus portion is currently scheduled for Monday afternoons.

You need to have basic computer and internet skills in order to take this class. The prerequisite for CA190 (CA106 or CA172) can be waived for students who can demonstrate those skills.

Email Prof. Solomon for more details:
deborah.solomon@montgomerycollege.edu


New Class Added: CA195 Level Design

CA195 focuses on level design and modding using existing game engines. (The prerequisite is CA190). Learn more about CA190 and CA195.


MC and UB Sign New Transfer Agreement

'2+2' Path Leads to Bachelor’s in Gaming

MC and UB Sign New Transfer AgreementMontgomery College and the University of Baltimore (UB) signed new transfer agreement on March 3, 2006.

Read more


MC Approves New Gaming Degree

The new gaming degree was approved by the Montgomery College Board of Trustees on June 20, 2005. This is an A.A. degree with three tracks: game programming, game production and game graphic design.


MC Holds First Annual Game Expo

MC's First Game Expo Included a Life-Size Pac-Man GameA life-size Pac-Man game was played by CA190 students during our First Annual Game Expo on May 2, 2005. Visit www.pac-mc.com for more info.

and view video here




What's New

NEW CLASSES:

- Mobile Game Programming: Create games on cellphones and other mobile devices with three new mobile programming classes! Contact Prof. Alla Webb.

- Exergaming & Health Games:
Take CMAP 190 and Health 100 together and learn about health applications of gaming technology! Contact Prof. Deborah Solomon.

- Unity 3D: learn Unity in CMAP 190 and CMAP 290! Download the software for free at Unity3D.com. Contact Prof. Deborah Solomon.

 
     
 
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