Workshop Leaders

Sid Meier's Game Design Boot Camp is a unique opportunity for young game developers to engage in intensive study with leaders from industry and academia in the area of game development.

Sid Meier

The workshop will be led by U-M Computer Science alumnus Sid Meier, the developer of Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, Pirates!, and other highly influential, groundbreaking games. Sid is Founder and Director of Creative Development for Firaxis Games and is ranked 2nd in IGN's list of Top 100 Game Creators of All Time. In 2008, Sid received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Game Developer's Conference.

John Laird

John Laird is the John L. Tishman Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He has 10 years' experience in teaching game design and development at University.

Guest Lecturers

Additional game experts from industry will participate throughout the workshop, giving lectures and providing advice. The following individuals have tentatively agreed to participate:

Assoc. Prof. R. Michael Young, North Carolina State University

Prof. Ian Parberry, North Texas State University

Matt Gilgenbach, 24 Caret Games

Workshop Sponsors