In January 2010, the Libraries opened the door to our new Gaming Lab, housed on the ground floor of King Library. The gaming lab is open to students who are currently enrolled in the new gaming curriculum offered at Miami. The Digital Game Studies Minor offers a series of courses on digital game design, analysis and application presenting a collaboration between the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Fine Arts, the School of Education, Health, and Society and the University Libraries.
This minor introduces students to the foundations of game design and implementation, the design of art assets for digital games, developing critical and cultural understandings of digital games, and the relationship of digital games to important trends in learning and literacy. The equipment in the room was obtained via a successful proposal to the technology fee competitive funding program. Students and faculty vote on proposals and the Libraries Gaming Lab was awarded monies to equip the room.
There is a Wii, Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation, a gaming computer and many popular games of all types. Students and faculty can check out the entire room including all the games and gaming consoles.