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From 5 to 9 September 2022, the Lucerne School of Computer Science & Information Technology will hold the next international Summer School on the topic of «Designing Serious Games.» The detailed program will soon be announced on this website.
The goals of serious games go beyond pure entertainment. They are about learning, education or awareness raising. This one-week intensive course explores different game genres and their typical game mechanics and investigates their suitability for different serious use cases. Each day, after a short theoretical input, you will form teams to develop paper prototypes for a specific scenario.
This will enhance your game design skills and allow you to gain new insights into different game mechanics by building and testing game prototypes with simple materials without being distracted by technology.
The program is designed for undergraduate students from the fields of Game Design, Game Development, Digital Ideation, Computer Science, Business Information Technology and similar fields of study.
Head of the Program and lecturer: Dr Richard Wetzel
Experience in the field of game design (e.g. a module at university level). Students who have no previous experience will be given a preparatory assignment. The language of instruction is English. Students whose native language is not English should have at least a B2+ level (e.g. IELTS 6.5).
After the block week, the students further develop a prototype and write a documentation for it. The documentation is corrected and graded. All participating students receive a certificate of participation at the end with the grade achieved. One hundred percent attendance during this week is required for successful completion of the Summer School.
There are no tuition fees for students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and students from partner universities. International students pay for their own travel, accommodation and meals.
Accommodation for international students: The Lucerne School of Computer Science & Information Technology has made a provisional room reservation for international students at the Anstatthotel in Lucerne. Twin bedded room have been reserved for CHF 50 per person per night. The accommodation can be booked via the registration form.
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Suurstoffi 1, 6343 Rotkreuz