Q&A with game designers John and Brenda Romero
Creators of videos games such as Doom and Wizardry discuss state of the gaming industry
John and Brenda (Brathwaite) Romero have, together or separately, designed close to 200 games. From classic games such as Doom and Wizardry, to new social networks games such as Ravenwood Fair, this duo has helped to shape the gaming industry.
The Romeros will share their experiences in game design and give insight into the future of the industry during a Q&A from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 28 in the Golisano Hall auditorium at Rochester Institute of Technology. The talk is hosted by RIT’s MAGIC Center and the School of Interactive Games and Media, in partnership with The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
John and Brenda Romero have designed for numerous consoles, Apple IIe, PC, Facebook and mobile over their careers and across many different game genres. The Romeros also both serve on the advisory board of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong.
Award-winning game designer, artist and writer Brenda Romero is best known for her work on the Wizardry series of role-playing video games. She is the recipient of the 2013 Women in Games Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by Microsoft and was also named one of Forbes “12 Women in Gaming to Watch” in 2013.
As an indie developer, game designer, programmer and artist, John Romero has published 107 games commercially, including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Dangerous Dave and Quake. His current areas of interest are Facebook games and massively multi-player online (MMO) games, as well as social media and its intersection with gaming.
Tickets—$8.67 for students and $15 for the general public—are available online at www.eventbrite.com/event/7037257627. For additional event information, contact Professor Steve Jacobs at email@example.com.
August 7, 2019
RIT helps visitors to Bethel Woods museum mark Woodstock's iconic moment in music history
Six recently graduated motion picture science students from RIT’s College of Art and Design wove together the captivating videos for a museum exhibit at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural center located at the National Register Historic Site of the Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y.
August 7, 2019
RIT undergraduates share cutting-edge research at annual summer symposium
The 28th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on Aug. 1, is structured as a professional research conference. Research themes included everything from fundamental microbiology to the fine arts.
August 7, 2019
RIT awarded NSF funding to conceptualize Quantum Photonic Institute
The National Science Foundation awarded RIT a grant to conceptualize a new institute that would be at the forefront of quantum science and technology. RIT received $150,000 in funding from the NSF’s Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes program to create a plan for an institute that would expand quantum science and technology capabilities through quantum photonic integrated circuits.
August 6, 2019
Global Cybersecurity Institute to open in 2020
Cybercrime is costing the world trillions of dollars, and analysts say that there aren’t enough qualified professionals to prevent those attacks. To address this problem, RIT is creating the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), aimed at meeting the demand for computing security and artificial intelligence professionals, while developing future technologies, protocols and human understanding needed to address the global cybersecurity crisis.