Saturday, April 16, 2005

What Will the Game Design Market Be?

As we discuss the possiblity of a game development major at New Mexico State University (our Creative Media degree includes film making and animation... I'm hoping game development will be included in the next phase), I feel strongly that we should not aim to prepare graduates to work at one of the major game development studios. Rather, I'd like our university to emphasize small-group development and preparation of that work force.
We are all just waiting for the game development explosion... I think the largest area for game development will not be entertainment, but education -- anyone wanting to teach anything will need a game to do it. THIS is the market we should be preparing graduates for: hospitals, non-profits, think-tanks, news organizations, educational outreach, etc.
The UN just released a game on helping kids understand world hunger... this is where educational gaming should be — another tool for increasing understanding and knowledge.


At 10:47 PM, Blogger CC said...

Well, I don't think you'd want to explicitly NOT prepare graduates for working in the larger game studios. We probably couldn't prepare them for programming gigs, but with some strong Maya and design classes, they could easily qualify for an entry-level position at a larger game company.


Post a Comment

<< Home