ESP Biography

LAYNE BRITTON, Columbia University junior studying Computer Scien

Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Video games have been a lifelong passion of mine. The reason I started studying computer science was to learn to how to make video games, and since I started I have even created a couple of my own! This last spring I taught a semester long class on learning programming in order to create video games.

Although I have been working in other sectors of Computer Science recently, my goal after graduation is to start an indie game development studio.

Past Classes

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X786: Introduction to Video Game Design in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 28, 2018)
What makes a good video game fun? What makes a bad video game bad? How do you teach your player how to play your game? How do you make a game be just challenging enough to feel fair? In this class we will explore these questions to learn about the core of designing video games. We will look at examples of video games, both good and bad, to begin answering these questions.