NOV 16–18, 2018 ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Countdown to Doors Open:

Not too shabby: Students making games for class

It’s probably some of the most difficult and time-consuming work you could ask for in school, but it still beats guessing on a test and bubbling in C

DreamHack Winter 2016 – Photo Credit: Ole Sollie

All that time you spent beating games in college (or will spend beating games in college), these guys and gals have spent building them (on top of beating games in college). You can hang out with these lovable student game developers in our Student Game Showcase.

If they’re your future, then talk with them about how they got into their game dev program. If you’re eager to see the future bigwigs of gaming, then go support them and give them your feedback on their (homework) games.

Something cool to know about these projects is that students learning game design often work towards the goal of making a final project (a playable game) to complete their degree. A lot of times, students will either go back and finish these projects according to their original visions, or they’ll pull a J.K. Rowling and just catalog all their great ideas until they’re ready to use them.

For that reason, and for the love of all games, we put together our showcase by selecting some really cool student titles. We’re giving them complimentary tables in our Expo to display their work and make connections in the industry, so don’t let them down, go give them some company and play their games!

Super cool side note: As a bonus, Hi-Rez (yes, the very same studio that’s also putting on the Hi-Rez Expo) will be hanging out in the Student Game Showcase too. They’ll be talking to students about breaking into the industry, jobs, and answer any questions you have if you’re interested in becoming a developer.

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Game

School

Location

NHTV Breda & Breda University

NB, Netherlands

Georgia Institute of Technology

GA

DePaul University

IL

University of Central Florida

FL

High Point University

NC

Bradley University

IL

Vancouver Film School

BC, Canada

University of Southern California

CA

Georgia Institute of Technology

GA

Vancouver Film School

BC, Canada

Georgia Institute of Technology

GA