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  • Student Postmortem: USC's The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom [03.27.08]
  • img The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, developed by students at USC, stands out for its macabre art style and for the way it toys with time. In this postmortem, Matt Korba, lead designer and artist on the project, shares the story of how the experimental title came to be in a university setting.
  • Student Postmortem: Cowboy Cave [01.08.08]
  • img Cowboy Cave was a game design project for the Applied Game Design course at SCAD. In this postmortem, the students explain that although their development went extremely smoothly, working so well together may have constrained how far they were willing to push the game in terms of innovation.
  • Student Postmortem: Skyrates [12.13.07]
  • img Frustrated that graduate studies were sapping time away from video games, nine students from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center decided to build a game that could be enjoyed in the same amount of time it takes to check email. In this postmortem, they share what went right and wrong while making Skyrates.
  • Student Postmortem: Happy Traps [11.29.07]
  • img Students enrolled in the Media Design School's diploma of Interactive Gaming program must create a game to prove they've learned certain programming skills -- and in the process, they learn even more about deadlines, conflict, and other real-life scenarios.
  • Student Postmortem: Fate by Numbers [11.15.07]
  • img Remember back in the 1990s when full motion video was hot? Is it possible to use FMV for a low-budget adventure game? Four Dutch students thought so and set out to create Fate by Numbers.
  • Student Postmortem: FIEA's Master Plan [09.27.07]
  • img Thirty-four students from Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy at the University of Central Florida built the game Master Plan. That team size is unheard of in academic programs, and yet the experience, which included a merger, gave the students a healthy dose of real-world conditions.

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