Graduation for the 38th Game Design class

What better way to finish the week than to spend it with the talented graduating students and staff. The night began with an introduction from Tanya Jensen (Program Manager) and Dave Warfield (Head of Department). After this Jean Escalante (Elected Student Speaker) and Scott Morin (Selected Instructor Speaker) gave humorous and encouraging speeches.

The students then lined up for their diplomas, the long progression that included a hand shake / fist bump hybrid as well as more conventional hand shakes and hugs. Once the ceremony was over the students and parents went to the production floor for refreshments and to see what the students had spent the last year working on. After fifteen minutes the crowds had gathered back downstairs in the TV studio for the award show. These are special awards with five nominees for each category.

And the winners are:

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Spider

Arachnophobia is a first person horror game which takes place in a forest haunted by a giant spider. The player wakes up in the middle of the night from their camping trip, realizing he needs to get home. Can you navigate your way through the forest and get home safely? Well, stay in the light!

Controls:
• WASD – Movement
• Space – Jump