Animation Game Design Alumni Find Success in the Gaming World
Two Kent State University at Tuscarawas Animation Game Design (AGD) alumni, Max Kunze and Sam Hundley, are following their dreams and finding success as game creators with an enhanced version of their Senior Capstone project Reed the Robotanist. Their game is featured in the "Super Rare Games Mixtape Vol 4." collection by publisher Super Rare Games. The collection brings together 30 games and 10 short demos produced by independent developers in a limited-edition collector's box.
The version of Kunze and Hundley's game on the Mixtape is Reed the Robotanist Plus, which ads more features and content to the game then what was originally created during their time in the AGD program. A link to the Mixtape site can be found at https://superraregames.com/products/srg-mixtape-volume-4.
The link to their game, Reed the Robotanist Plus on the Stream digital marketplace can be found at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1735060/Reed_The_Robotanist_Plus/.
The AGD program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD) and allows students to create digital media works, such as cartoons, digital and non-digital games, motion graphics, 3D walkthroughs, simulations, and virtual reality environments while learning contemporary concepts in their respective concentration. All students take core courses which introduce them to the current state of the animation and game industries while building their skills with a variety of industry-standard technologies for 2D graphics, 3D models, digital sculpting, and simple animation. Once a student moves into their concentration, they engage knowledge and perspectives in their area of specialization through collaborative creative projects directed by our faculty of active industry professionals.
Graduates of Animation and Game Design programs normally work in studios specializing in 2D and 3D digital graphics, architectural visualization, virtual and augmented reality, interactive training simulations, as well as the broadcast and entertainment industries. As a field where professionals routinely integrate the work of multiple visual and audio media, students are encouraged to work collaboratively across disciplines. The selection of major electives likewise offers students pathways for building skills and knowledge in related areas.
For more information on the Kent State Tuscarawas Bachelor of Science degree in Animation Game Design program, visit https://www.kent.edu/tusc/animation-game-design.