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Simulation & Game Development at VGCC

  • Simulation and Game Development Program
    A program offered in conjunction with Wake Tech, the Simulation and Game Development curriculum provides a broad background in the field with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management. Students will receive hands-on training in design, 3D modeling, and programming for the purpose of creating simulations and games.

Print Books

Please Note: These are just a small selection of the resources available for Simulation and Game Development. To see the full collection of books, please search the VGCC Library Catalog or speak to library staff.

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100 Principles of Game Design - Wendy Despain
Call Number: QA 76.76 .C672 D47 2013
ISBN: 9780321902498
Publication Date: 2012

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All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Video Games Conquered Pop Culture - Harold Goldberg
Call Number: GV 1469.3 .G65 2011
ISBN: 9780307463555
Publication Date: 2011
Main and South

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Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps - Gabe Zichermann; Christopher Cunningham
Call Number: QA 76.76 .C672 Z53 2011
ISBN: 9781449397678
Publication Date: 2011
Main and South

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Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto - David Kushner
Call Number: GV 1469.35 .G738 K87 2012
ISBN: 9780470936375
Publication Date: 2012
Main and South

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Level Up!: The Guide to Great Video Game Design - Scott Rogers
Call Number: QA 76.76 .C672 L484 2010
ISBN: 9780470688670
Publication Date: 2010
Main and South

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Playing with Sound: A Theory of Interacting with Sound and Music in Video Games - Karen Collins
Call Number: QA 76.76 .I59 C653 2013
ISBN: 9780262018678
Publication Date: 2013
Main. Also available online.

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Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals - Katie Salen; Eric Zimmerman
Call Number: QA 76.76 .C672 S25 2004
ISBN: 0262240459
Publication Date: 2003

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  • Gale Computer Database
    Includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
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SGD Program Information

For more information about the Simulation & Game Development Program, contact:

Faith Harris
Program Head, Computer Education
(252) 738-3235

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Main: (252) 738-3279
South: (252) 738-3510
Franklin: (252) 738-3606
Warren: (252) 738-3686

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