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Video: USC film students got game

October 20, 2008 |  5:02 pm

Game development has gotten out of computer labs and into film schools. The USC School of Cinematic Arts has a master's-level program that teaches graduate students how to think of games more of as a vehicle for interactive storytelling and less as a technical challenge. It's one of hundreds of colleges offering training programs to aspiring game developers.

While the underlying technology for games has become increasingly sophisticated, it's also become simpler than ever to use. That lets creative thinkers such as Matt Korba and Paul Bellezza have a shot at making games, even though they are not trained as computer programmers.

The two last year created a game called the Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom as a school project. Since graduating in May, Korba and Bellezza have teamed up to form their own game studio in Los Angeles. Here's a video they created about a character who will defy the time and space continuum in pursuit of delicious pie.

-- Alex Pham

Video by Matt Korba