ESP Biography

ALEC THOMSON, MIT sophomore studying computer science

Major: Course 6-3

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:


My name is Alec Thomson and I'm currently a sophomore studying computer science at MIT. My current research interests are in video game AIs.

I've previously worked for two summers as a camp counselor at the TIC Computer Camp in Virginia. There I taught kids how to program video games using simple tools.

For the past year and a half, I've been working in the MIT Singapore GAMBIT Game lab as a video game programmer and researcher.

Past Classes

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C2988: Introduction to Video Game Development in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Curious about how video games are made? Want to make your own games for fun and/or profit? In this course, we will explore and elucidate all the aspects of video game development with a focus on code and design. We will use a small game as an example and go through the process of its development. This course will also introduce various tools you can download and use to start making your own games right away.