On February 13, 2012, UCSC PhD graduating candidate, Josh McCoy came onto Gamers on Game to talk about his work particularly the new indy game Prom Week.

Josh McCoy is finishing his dissertation this year and is the person who created the AI system that inspired Prom Week. He’s been a team lead of Prom Week from the beginning.

The team includes two past Gamers on Game and Artist on Art guests, Mike Treanor, and Aaron Xander Reed. The fourth team member, Ben Samuel will be on Gamers on Game February 20, 2012.

Ben Samuel is also an actor. He stars in the first HULU’s first original series – Battleground which premiered on Valentine’s Day, just like Prom Week.

The Prom Week team are finalists for the Independent Games Festival and hope that the campus and community will come out to vote for the team for the “Audience Choice” award. Play Prom Week on Facebook. It’s fun. I had the pleasure of playing it last year, when the game was less evolved, at the Future of Games Symposium. It was fun half-baked. Now it’s great. Can teach a greek a few things about high school.

If you would like to get up close and personal with the Prom Week team, they will be presenting at the E-Games Gathering at 7pm at NextSpace, February 16, 2012.

If you missed any part of our Gamers on Game broadcast, please click the gray ‘play’ button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/gog21312.mp3″ title=”Josh McCoy” graphical=”true”]

Here’s our radio interview video:


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