A few of our Alumni’s Facebook posts caught my eye last week. It’s great to hear about the amazing projects Cogswell grads are working on!
Scott Russell at Electronic Arts posted: The games I worked on last year took home some hardware!
“Need for Speed: Most Wanted” won Racing Game of the Year (at the VGA 12) and “SimCity Social” won Web Based Game of the Year at this year’s DICE Awards! Huge congrats to my friends at Criterion, Playfish, and Mindwalk!
Mike Apolis at Cryptic Studios posted: A glowing preview of “Neverwinter”:
“’TERA’ used to be the standard visual ideal, now for me, the ideal to beat is ‘Neverwinter.’ It’s just that good, and there’s really not much more to say than that.”
Forbes is also impressed with Neverwinter.
Alumnus, Chris Waltner, an animator at Telltale Games worked on “The Walking Dead: The Game” which won Game of the Year at the VGA 12. Kudos also go out to Alumni, Pat Gillette and Will Christensen, who are animators at Microsoft Studios/343 Industries and worked on “Halo 4” which picked up the Best Xbox 360 Game at the VGA 12.
If any other Cogswell College alumni worked on the top games of 2012, let us know! You’re an inspiration to the students who hope to follow in your footsteps.