Sunday, August 14, 2016

Penn State Program Intros Teens to Software Behind Pokémon Go - Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

A summer-time enrichment experience for high schoolers at Penn State has taken on a heightened level of excitement with the use of the same development toolset behind the global phenom Pokémon Go. Penn State and five other institutions host multi-week programs that give students a chance to taste university life while getting intensive introductions to subjects ranging from art to sports marketing. The video game development program is led by Madis Pihlak, an associate professor of art and architecture at Penn State, who has taught the two-week class for four years. Besides Unity, the platform used by Niantic to create Pokémon Go and other popular games, the course also introduces students to AutoDesk's Maya, a program used for 3D animation, modeling, simulation and rendering.

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