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Paul Gestwicki
Works at Ball State University
Attended University at Buffalo
Lives in Muncie, IN
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Today's blog post summarizes the first two weeks of work with my Spring Game Studio, who are working together to create an original, experimental, narrative-rich game---a cultural literacy game for 10-12 year olds about monsters from around the world.
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What are the essential characteristics of games like Tales of the Arabian Nights? Today's blog post proposes some criteria, with a goal toward providing focus to a research project planned for this Spring.
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Catching up on my blog posts, here are my painted Fury of Dracula miniatures, with some initial gameplay impressions.
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Planning classes for next week, I realized my students and I have been falling into common error modes with Java's equals method. The details are in today's blog post.
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Today's blog post is a short summary of the Symposium on Games in Academia that was held last week at Ball State University.
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I finished playing Witcher 3 last night. In today's blog post, I collect some of the game design questions that this inspired. What if the game actually privileged its excellent story over tropes of Fantasy CRPG design?
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Here's a blog post about painting (and playing) Runebound's Third Edition.
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It's time for my end-of-semester blog post about what happened in my Advanced Programming class!
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Here's a short post that tells of a student's capturing my quotations in a notebook---two different quotations about the same idea.
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Today's blog post gives some background about this Friday's event at Ball State University: a Symposium on Games in Academia.
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Computer Science Professor
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  • Ball State University
    Computer Science Professor, 2005 - present
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Muncie, IN
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Dunkirk, NY - Buffalo, NY
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professor, husband, father, gamer
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I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Ball State University. Much of my recent work has been on the intersection of games, fun, and learning, leading interdisciplinary teams of undergraduates in studio-based learning experiences,
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  • University at Buffalo
    Computer Science and Engineering, 1998 - 2005
  • State University of New York at Fredonia
    Computer Science, 1994 - 1998
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