Minecraft had more consequences for the games industry than even hardcore gamers may have realised.
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Brenda Romero has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to work with Ireland’s game industry and its educational institutions.
GDC 2014 organizers have announced UC Santa Cruz’s Brenda Romero will provide a session in which she will discuss “re-inspiring designers for greatness,” along with a talk from Ubisoft’s Patrick Redding.
Industry veterans Brenda and John Romero will oversee UC Santa cruz’s new 12 month master’s degree program in games and playable media.
Brenda Romero – née Brathwaite – has joined UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Games and Playable Media as game designer in residence. GamePolitics reports the much respected industry veteran and Loot Drop co-founder will act as “an adviser and resource for game design students, faculty, and researchers on campus”, in an 80%, one-year appointment.
Tactical social effort Ghost Recon: Commander has been axed, with developer Loot Drop laying off its the entire team as a result.
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