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College Quest scores an Epic Win at BMCC

Two CUNY professors, Joe Bisz and Francesco Crocco, recently received a Title V grant to create College Quest, a game-enhanced academic social network, getting things done, and course management application for BMCC. Students will: create an avatar; earn points, levels, and badges for completing course assignments; receive push notifications for deadlines; play skill-building learning games in an online arcade; collaborate and mentor each other; check in to locations for augmented-reality gaming; and much more. The profs are working with Neuronic Games, a NYC game studio specializing in learning games, to produce a beta of College Quest by summer 2012. College Quest was inspired by the popular iOS-based getting things done app, Epic Win, which uses a fantasy theme and avatar system to manage tasks and level-up players. Stay tuned for more information about College Quest!

Game Meetup: Wed June 1

Dear colleagues,

I hope you will join us for all or part of an end-of-semester game date hosted by members of the CUNY Games Network at BMCC. We will have a selection of excellent games to play. We will also have informal conversations about the pedagogical uses of games as we play. We hope to make this an end-of-semester tradition, so please come help kick it off! Besides, we know that everyone can use a little game time to blow off steam after the stress of exams and turning in grades.

Here are the details:

What: Game Meet-up
When: Wednesday, June 1, 11-5pm
Where: BMCC Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (Rm. S501B)

(Directions to BMCC)

We will have a lunch break during the meet-up to get some local fare (either in-house or from the yummy venders off campus).

If you have a favorite game, please bring it with you. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 1st!

Best Regards,
The CUNY Games Network Steering Committee

Photo credit: Miranda Richards