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THe Game Design & Development Lab

The HOFT Game Design and Development Lab works with aspiring game programmers, designers and artists to turn their rough skills into a polished portfolio, bringing them into the professional marketplace through real-world contracts with local studios. Led by a team of industry experts, this 8-month evening program is designed to turn students into working professionals.  

A game career in just 8 months?  Get started at HOFT's Game Design & Development Lab, based in Austin, Texas.

 

AN 8-MONTH EVENING BOOTCAMP

FOR ASPIRING GAME DESIGNERS, DEVELOPERS AND ARTISTS

 
 
 
Collaborate on a title

Collaborate on shipping a title

This program gives you the experience of working in an AAA game studio, and as a result, the lab will be structured around building a shipped title to add to your portfolio.

  

 
Work as a team

Work as a team

Teamwork makes the dream work, right? You'll work alongside the key disciplines in game-building to learn how to collaborate, focus efforts and drive success.

 

 
 
 
Build your portfolio

Take your portfolio to the next level

Having real titles in your portfolio can be the difference between getting a job and not. We're here to give you and your credibility the boost it needs.

 
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Meet industry leaders

Our instructors are seasoned game development and studio veterans. You'll meet regularly with them as well as a rotation of other contributors from across the game industry.

 
 
 

A competitive program with powerful returns

 
 
 
 
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