ESP Biography

JULIAN HERNANDEZ, MIT freshman, president of the Game Design Club

Major: None yet

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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Intro to Game Design and Development in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
What makes games fun, and how do you make them in the first place? What jobs are involved in the game development process? How can you get started on the path to make the games you've envisioned a reality? Join us for a fun, hands-on experience in discussing the art of games and making one ourselves using GameMaker:Studio 2 (the same development environment used to make hit games like Hotline Miami and Undertale!). No previous programming or game design experience required.

2spooky4me: Horror in the Information Age in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
An in-depth analysis of so-called "creepypasta," Internet campfire stories for the modern age. What makes them unsettling? Why is this modern twist on an old genre so intriguing? What artistic merit do these works have? In this course, we'll be reading short stories such as Candle Cove and Smile.jpg, as well as viewing some innovative horror videos such as Petscop. Through experiencing and then discussing the works, we'll achieve a greater understanding of what makes us afraid, how creepypasta reflects the fears of a modern generation, and the many forms art and entertainment can take in a digital age. I pinky promise there will be no jumpscares. Note: the works analyzed in the course range from unsettling to quite disturbing, so don't take this course if you don't feel comfortable with that.