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Drexel Ranks High In Computer Games Program

(The Drexel Dragon, on the campus of Drexel University in West Philadelphia.  File photo)

(The Drexel Dragon, on the campus of Drexel University in West Philadelphia. File photo)

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By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Drexel University has gotten a very good report card for its computer games program.

The latest issue of PC Gamer Magazine ranks Drexel as #6 for undergraduate and #3 for graduate instruction.

Professor Frank Lee, the co-founder and director of the gaming program, says some colleges come at the subject in computer class, a few from an entertainment perspective.

“Ours was fundamentally started as a joint effort between us, computer science, and the media program and I think it reflects in our ranking that they realize that games require cooperation.”

Of course, part of the cirriculum is making a game, sometimes in as little as two weeks from concept to completion.

Professor Lee says, since graphics have gotten almost photo-realistic, he sees designers paying more attention to emotional content of games and improving Artificial Intelligence while the industry focuses more and more on mobile gaming platforms.

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