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RITís Game Design and Development Program Wins Microsoft Research Award
Rochester Institute of Technology has won a Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express Innovation Award, recognizing the universityís strong gaming degree programs at both the bachelorís and masterís degree levels.
The $20,000 award is one of only six awarded internationally by the commercial games division of Microsoft. The award provides funding to RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences for state-of-the-art equipment, increased curriculum development, complimentary XNA Creators Club accounts for faculty and students and collaborative opportunities with the Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express development team.
XNA Game Studio Express is a technology platform that makes it easier for beginners such as students to write games for Windows PCs and Xbox 360s. As part of the award, RIT faculty and students can use the XNA Game Studio Express tools to innovate, create and deploy their own games on Xbox 360 free of charge.
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