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Living City-True gamers

December 5, 2013
	<p>Spartasoft president and computer science senior David Ward, left, and digital media arts and technology senior Evan Cox inspect a 3D printed model on Dec. 2, 2013, in the <span class="caps">GEL</span> Lab located in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. Spartasoft is a game design club where members learn and work on creating digital games. Khoa Nguyen/The State News</p>

Spartasoft president and computer science senior David Ward, left, and digital media arts and technology senior Evan Cox inspect a 3D printed model on Dec. 2, 2013, in the GEL Lab located in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. Spartasoft is a game design club where members learn and work on creating digital games. Khoa Nguyen/The State News

Photo by Khoa Nguyen | The State News

For many with an interest in game design, choosing a college can be difficult. Many universities do not offer programs dealing with game design, but MSU is the exception.

The Spartasoft club helps students learn about video game design. Peter Burroughs, a media and information freshman, said it brought him to MSU.

“We’re one of the only universities with a game design club and a program this big,” he said. ?

The club meets multiple times a week in the GEL, or Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab, located in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. With each meeting, members get busy designing characters and putting games together.

It also can lend a hand when students graduate and are trying to make it in the industry, club president and computer science senior David Ward said.

“It has provided a network. Most people who go out of college and have jobs now in the games industry are Spartasoft alum,” Ward said.

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