In today's Gamasutra educational feature, part of the expanded Gamasutra Education section
of the site, 19-year-old Art Institute of Vancouver game design student Phillip Meilleur describes a typical Day in the Life for AI's game design alumni, as touched on in the following extract:
"6:00PM - Advanced Game Prototyping
Most of the students arrive early for this class, and by six we’re all ready to start. This is the second semester we’ve had a GPW class, and it’s a continuation of what we had worked on previously. The objective of the class is to produce a working game demo using the Unreal engine. It’s taking all of the skills we’ve developed in the previous five semesters and putting them to practical use.
The class is divided into two teams to produce two separate game demos. I’m working on a game called Dry Town. It’s a side scrolling, sci-fi western starring a giant alien bug. It’s really hard to lose my enthusiasm over this class."
You can read the full Gamasutra educational feature
on the subject and relive the rest of Meilleur's day (no registration required, please feel free to link to this feature from external websites).