Bmore has a short video report on the UMBC GAIM programs that features CSEE Professor Marc Olano, VART Professor Neal McDonald and several GAIM students.

“The video game industry may not be Maryland’s equivalent of film in Los Angeles or country music in Nashville, but it is a force. Companies such as Zynga, Firaxis, Big Huge Games, and Day 1 Studios are all based here and are responsible for some of the industry’s most interesting titles. We’re also lucky to have a robust gaming program at UMBC, where students on the creative and technical ends of the game creation process learn side-by-side how to conceptualize and create the games of tomorrow.”

Just in time for the 2011 UMBC Digital Entertainment Conference.