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“Pressure Switch,” is an unusual first-person shooter, which features a super soldier who shoots to heal. His mission is to reverse a viral infiltration in a military complex, and the purpose of shooting enemies is to “recode,” or cure them, not to kill them. Yet, each shot from the prosthetic arm weapon with which surgeons fit him exacts a price in his own life energy. Read more.
Professor of Game Design Terassa Ulm is a source of power and inspiration, leading a legion of talented game developers through challenges and opportunities. A great opportunity for Becker College student game developers is to showcase their work at PAX East, the largest games show on the East Coast. Professor Ulm answers question here about “Pressure Switch,” the featured game at the Becker College booth (#138) at PAX East 2013. Read more.
Game On: MassDiGI and Becker College at PAX East – Boston.com
“Pressure Switch,” Shoot to Heal – Telegram & Gazette
A look at 10 MassDiGI Game Challenge winners and contenders – Boston Business Journal
Becker College has been called “a destination for game designers” for two consecutive years by U.S.News and World Report. The College’s interactive media game design and development programs are among the most innovative and best in the nation, consistently ranked in the top 15 by the Princeton Review.
We will be proudly displaying and talking about our nationally recognized programs at the 2013 PAX East Conference in Boston, March 22-24, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Please visit us at Booth #138—get exclusive play of Becker College students’ latest title, “Pressure Switch,” play live, interactive games and win prizes.
PAX East, a weekend celebration of gamer culture, is the ultimate in sensory overload that includes an industry icon keynote speaker, game-inspired concerts, panels on game industry topics, exhibitor booths from independent and major game developers and publishers, tournaments, and free play areas. Becker’s involvement at PAX East is testimony to our commitment to industry networking and maintaining a leadership role in educating future generations of game developers. For more information on PAX East, please visit www.paxsite.com.
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Those who desire a career in the digital games industry are in high demand. Becker College is committed to helping students develop their own personal style and talent while expanding each student’s knowledge through traditional art courses, sophisticated digital training, critical thinking and reasoning abilities, audio and storytelling, and problem-solving, collaborative, and communication skills. Graduates of our program have gone on to graduate school or entered the industry at companies such as Turbine, 38 Studios, Harmonix, Blizzard, and more. Learn more about our programs.
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