Message from Game Institute Director

If you enjoy playing video games, I invite you to learn how to develop them - the fun way. You won't have to fuss with general purpose programming languages which are not inherently designed for video games. Rather, you'll use more intuitive, "drag-and-drop" software to make games with rich virtual worlds and colorful and challenging obstacles and enemies. You won't make an Age of Empires or Need for Speed. However, in seemingly no time you'll be well on your way to exploring Computer Science through game development, earning three (3) college credits, and creating games that you can even distribute to your friends.

Sound interesting? Join us at the Marist Summer Game Institute and let's have fun making games.

Matthew Johnson holds a B.A. in Mathematics and M.S. in Computer Science from SUNY at New Paltz. Before coming to Marist College, he worked for over 5 years as a programmer and software engineer designing and developing multi-platform applications with interactive, graphical interfaces. As a Professional Lecturer at Marist, Matthew teaches a wide variety of courses in programming and IT, including computer graphics and web development. Some of his specific interests include HTML5 and WebGL for graphical browser applications and OpenGL for high-performance, cross-platform graphics.

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