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Want to play a game?   Harrisburg University is observing International Games Month throughout November!   This is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries, and learning that any library in the world can join.  HU is offering a series of events featuring gaming & game design, hosted by HU faculty, staff & librarians!

Euphorigen Escape Room Puzzle

Session 1: Nov. 11, 10am-12pm, Harrisburg Library & Virtually

Session 2: Nov. 11, 1-3pm, Harrisburg Library & Virtually

          Session 3: Nov. 17th, 10am-12pm  

Registration required!  Sign up here.

Student Designed Game Showcase with Tony Ortega

Nov. 15th, 1-2:30pm, HU Harrisburg Library

Registration Day Fun @ Harrisburg & Philadelphia

Nov. 16th, Harrisburg, Student Union, 2-5pm

Nov. 17th, Philadelphia Campus, 12:30-2pm

When you’re done registering for classes, celebrate with a round of games!

Tabletop Game Design Discussion

Nov. 18th, 12:30-1:30 pm, Harrisburg Library

Accessible Game Design with Sa Liu

Nov. 18th, 1:30-2:30 pm, Harrisburg Library

Role Playing Games Tournament

December 1st 4 pm-7pm, Harrisburg & Philadelphia

And more to come!!   Have any questions? Email or message one of the librarians on Teams for help.

The Interactive Media undergraduate program offers Purposeful Game Design as a concentration of study at Harrisburg University.  The Purposeful Games Design (PGD) concentration provides an opportunity to focus on creating games that serve a broader purpose than pure entertainment. Students who take this concentration will lead the way in learning creative and innovative ways to deliver purposeful content through creating engaging games designed with a specific goal for player audiences of all ages. In conjunction with the skills required to make video games more generally, purposeful games require an additional focus of study on the different contexts and aims of a specific project, as the purpose (meaning, message or goal) is the guiding design principle of the game. Combined with foundation courses in games studies and design, this concentration focuses on the different types of purposeful games, the different contexts and design requirements to create games for specific audiences and the development of the ability to evaluate the effectiveness in communicating the purpose of a game while maintaining a level of fun and engagement for the player.


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