Social game development could become the next big college degree

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Club Superstar
Don't you wish you had this opportunity at your school? Students enrolled in Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, a Chicago-based two-year college focusing on digital arts, have teamed up with social gaming start up KBoom games to create their first game, Club Superstar. The game was finished with the help of Tribeca students and will obviously count towards their exposure as developers as well as their portfolio. Game design degree programs have become pretty common, but not ones focused on social gaming.

Club Superstar launched last month and takes players into their own night club and tasks them with running the business. Taking inspiration from games like Cafe World and Nightclub City, Club Superstar allows players to mix drinks, schedule events and customize their clubs to perfection. Better yet, the game features club music from real, local DJs and bands to play in your personal club.

With super cool programs like this, it looks like social games might be one of the next big industries to look toward as a career choice for you aspiring developers and designers out there. With the way things are headed today, social gaming could become the next big degree to have since information technology and computer science. But maybe that's just wishful thinking.

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[Source: PR Web]

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