Lecture: Game Design and Why It Matters

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Date/Time:Monday, 15 Feb 2016 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
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James Portnow is perhaps best known for writing Extra Credits, a web series that explores topics in games and the gaming industry. He is a game designer and consultant known for his theories on socially positive design.

He will discuss the responsibility the gaming industry has as one of the biggest entertainment media.

James Portnow received his Masters from Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center, went on to work for Activision as a designer on the Call of Duty series before raising funds to start his own company, Divide by Zero Games. He currently serves as the CEO of Rainmaker Games, a design and consulting firm that has worked with partners from Zynga to Riot Games.

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