UT gaming academy aims to grow industry leaders, boost Austin gaming scene

Mar 24, 2014
Austin American Statesman

As Warren Spector puts it, it’s not easy to get a leadership job in the video game industry


Because there’s no formal training, you have to get lucky several times, says the famed developer behind such games as “Deus Ex” and “Disney Epic Mickey"


That’s where Spector’s new academy at the University of Texas comes in. The post-baccalaureate certification program, called the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, promises to fill what Spector say is a glaring deficiency in the game industry


The new academy could have lasting ramifications for Austin’s video game industry, laying the groundwork for future gaming companies to grow here


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