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Job Title Job Type College Campus Min. Education
Hacktion Game Developer

Description:

Research Project Purpose and Abstract:

The Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS), located within the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center at Drexel University, focuses on fostering student entrepreneurship through game de​​velopment, developing educational opportunities for tweens and teens, and creating large-scale public art games. Hacktion, blends our educational and public art game research into a pervasive mixed-reality mobile game in which players learn about cybersecurity through physical play. 

Instead of playing at their laptops, players utilize their mobile phones and take to the streets while playing Hacktion. Buildings and other local landmarks represent “company servers” that players must walk or run within a certain distance of and hack. “Hacking” involves selecting the appropriate hack to exploit the servers’ vulnerabilities to gain access to assets.  Automatically generated play maps allow players to engage with game content in any outdoor public space, though our prototype will focus on the University City neighborhood in Philadelphia. 

This game represents a radically different approach to game design in general, and educational game design in particular. Large-scale pervasive mixed-reality (PMR) games have been largely impossible until the recent improvements in mass-market mobile operating systems, mobile phones, and reliable high-speed mobile networks. Hacktion is on the leading edge of game development, harnessing an experimental PMR game for educational purposes. Through this project we seek to develop a better understanding of how PMR games can be used for purposes other than just entertainment and provide a case study for developing effective game-based learning tools.


Expected Student Deliverables (published papers or articles, conference presentations, poster presentation or exhibitions):

1. A functional software prototype, integrating GPS location data and Google Maps APIs into game play. 


2. Written documentation detailing the alpha and beta testing versions of the game, suitable for publication at the conclusion of the project.


Student Job Description, including key duties, responsibilities, and learning objectives:

The ExCITe Center seeks students with a passion for both technology and creative expression and the intersection of the two. We are particularly interested in candidates who have significant prior experience developing mobile games or utilizing GPS-location and mapping data. Knowledge of Unity, MonoDevelop, Git, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google APIs are required. As a Game Developer on this project, you will be part of the dynamic ExCITe Center community working together at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship, helping to support and grow these efforts.


The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center was established in 2013 as a University-wide strategic initiative for research innovation. The Center pursues activities at the intersection of Technology, Design, and Entrepreneurship, a reframing of Drexel’s founding pillars of Art, Science, and Industry for the modern age. The highly multidisciplinary approach of ExCITe employs a diversity of perspectives to foster creativity, personal expression, curiosity, and collaboration. Visit http://www.egs.excite.drexel.edu  for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Develop detailed project plan(s) to monitor and track development progress.

- Manage code repository and team version control system.

- Mobile app development according to a strict deliverables schedule. 

- Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

- Gain experience in GPS-enable mobile app development
- Architect a game system that pairs learning objectives with entertaining and engaging game play.
- Learn how to quickly prototype and iterate potential solutions towards a strict project deadline.​

Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS - Ability to work independently towards long-term project goals. - A commitment to rapid prototyping and iteration of projects for relentless improvement. - Strong organizational skills, particularly an attention to detail. - Excellent written communication skills. - Multidisciplinary problem solving skills and the ability to collaborate with others from different disciplinary backgrounds (including the willingness to admit you don’t know everything). - Experience with C#, Unity, Git, Google APIs, mobile application development (Android and iOS). - Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, iOS, Mac OS X, Google Apps, and modern collaboration tools (e.g., Slack, GitLab, Trello) preferred. - A highly developed sense of curiosity. If you are intersted in this position please send cover letter and resume to egs@drexel.edu as well portfolio when applicable.

Department: ExCITe Center

Number of Positions: 1

Location:

Contact Information:
Arianna Gass

egs@drexel.edu

Part-Time Administrative University City Sophomore
Hacktion Lead Artist

Description:

Research Project Purpose and Abstract:

The Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS), located within the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center at Drexel University, focuses on fostering student entrepreneurship through game development, developing educational opportunities for tweens and teens, and creating large-scale public art games. Hacktion, blends our educational and public art game research into a pervasive mixed-reality mobile game in which players learn about cybersecurity through physical play. 

Instead of playing at their laptops, players utilize their mobile phones and take to the streets while playing Hacktion. Buildings and other local landmarks represent “company servers” that players must walk or run within a certain distance of and hack. “Hacking” involves selecting the appropriate hack to exploit the servers’ vulnerabilities to gain access to assets.  Automatically generated play maps allow players to engage with game content in any outdoor public space, though our prototype will focus on the University City neighborhood in Philadelphia. 

This game represents a radically different approach to game design in general, and educational game design in particular. Large-scale pervasive mixed-reality (PMR) games have been largely impossible until the recent improvements in mass-market mobile operating systems, mobile phones, and reliable high-speed mobile networks. Hacktion is on the leading edge of game development, harnessing an experimental PMR game for educational purposes. Through this project we seek to develop a better understanding of how PMR games can be used for purposes other than just entertainment and provide a case study for developing effective game-based learning tools.


Expected Student Deliverables (published papers or articles, conference presentations, poster presentation or exhibitions):

1. Game visuals including concept art, in-game assets, app icons, promotional images, and UI design. 


Student Job Description, including key duties, responsibilities, and learning objectives:

The ExCITe Center seeks students with a passion for both technology and creative expression and the intersection of the two. We are particularly interested in candidates who have significant prior experience developing mobile games or utilizing GPS-location and mapping data. Knowledge of Unity, Git, Adobe Creative Suite, and 3D modeling technologies are a must. As a Lead Artist on this project, you will be part of the dynamic ExCITe Center community working together at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship, helping to support and grow these efforts.

The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center was established in 2013 as a University-wide strategic initiative for research innovation. The Center pursues activities at the intersection of Technology, Design, and Entrepreneurship, a reframing of Drexel’s founding pillars of Art, Science, and Industry for the modern age. The highly multidisciplinary approach of ExCITe employs a diversity of perspectives to foster creativity, personal expression, curiosity, and collaboration. Visit http://www.egs.excite.drexel.edu for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Develop detailed project plan(s) to monitor and track development progress.

- Direct collaboration with Game Developer and other team members. 

- Integrate team feedback into overall game design and aesthetic. 

- Integrate art assets into Unity game.

- Art creation according to a strict deliverables schedule. 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

- Gain experience in GPS-enable mobile app development. 

- Develop visuals that support learning objectives while creating a compelling and engaging game world. 

- Learn how to quickly prototype and iterate potential solutions towards a strict project deadline.


Qualifications: - Ability to work independently towards long-term project goals. - A commitment to rapid prototyping and iteration of projects for relentless improvement. - Strong organizational skills, particularly an attention to detail. - Excellent written communication skills. - Multidisciplinary problem solving skills and the ability to collaborate with others from different disciplinary backgrounds (including the willingness to admit you don’t know everything). - Experience with Unity, Git, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling programs (Zbrush, Maya), mobile application development (Android and iOS). - Working knowledge of iOS, Mac OS X, Google Apps, and modern collaboration tools (e.g., Slack, GitLab, Trello) preferred. - A highly developed sense of curiosity. If interested in the position, please send cover letter and resume to egs@drexel.edu. In addition, please send portfolio if applicable.

Department: ExCITe Center

Number of Positions: 1

Location:

Contact Information:
Arianna Gass

egs@drexel.edu

Part-Time Administrative University City Sophomore
Mobile App Developer

Description:

​The Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) is collaborating with Swim Pony Performing Arts to create a citywide theater and game hybrid in neighborhood spaces outside of Center City. EGS is searching for a mobile app developer to aid their unique team of scholars, technologists, theater artists, visual artists, and musicians.

Responsibilities:

-Work with an interdisciplinary team of developers, designers, and artists to develop a mobile application that uses phone sensor data, including GPS location, to generate music.

-Attend weekly meetings with Stefan Rank, professor in Digital Media, as well as other project supervisors to present on development progress. 


Qualifications: Requirements: -Android development experience (Java) -Experience with version control systems -Excellent communication skills Not required, but encouraged: -Experience in game development -iOS development experience -Experience with sensor reading -Experience with networking Contact egs@drexel.edu if interested. Please provide a resume, portfolio, and cover letter and put the job title in the subject line.

Department: ExCITe Center

Number of Positions: 1

Location:

Contact Information:
Arianna Gass

egs@drexel.edu

Part-Time Administrative University City Sophomore
Skyscraper Games Media Developer

Description:

Research Project Purpose and Abstract:

Led by the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, located within the ExCITe Center at Drexel University, Skyscraper Games builds on the media attention devoted to lab director, Dr. Lee’s, large-scale art game installations. These installations include Pong™ on the Cira Centre in 2013 and Skyscraper Tetris™ in 2014, both of which utilized the LED lights of the Cira Centre, a 29-story central Philadelphia building. Both projects were recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, and garnered media coverage nationally and internationally. Tetris™ was mentioned in over 1,500 media stories, and had more than 2.2 billion impressions and an estimated ad value of $20 million. With Skyscraper Games, the Entrepreneurial Game Studio is leveraging the excitement surrounding the world’s largest video game displays to advocate for computer science education.

EGS began work on the Skyscraper Games project with support from Intel in January 2016. We have successfully recruited and worked with three charter schools, the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, and the Franklin Institute STEM Scholars. To date, the project has reached 82 learners from diverse socio-economic backgrounds who live in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Over half of these students self-identified as female or gender non-conforming.

In the next stage of this project, we will transition away from running workshops in our Drexel University lab space to having teachers and facilitators lead the workshops for students in their schools and communities with the help of our online curriculum. This self-directed, informal, online learning web application allows learners to move through lessons at their own pace, giving them feedback on their progress towards the goal of modifying an existing game, then designing and coding their own game for the Cira Centre. Our current curriculum can be found at www.Skyscrapergames.com. 


Expected Student Deliverables (published papers or articles, conference presentations, poster presentation or exhibitions):

1. Complete a set of tutorial videos and other multimedia publications for external educational use. 

2. Document progress in preparation for publication in an educational science journal. 


Student Job Description, including key duties, responsibilities, and learning objectives:

The ExCITe Center seeks students with a passion for both technology and creative expression and the intersection of the two. We are particularly interested in candidates who have significant prior experience producing digital media, including videos, motion graphics, as well as non-digital print materials. As Media Producer on this project, you will be part of the dynamic ExCITe Center community working together at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship, helping to support and grow these efforts.

The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center was established in 2013 as a University-wide strategic initiative for research innovation. The Center pursues activities at the intersection of Technology, Design, and Entrepreneurship, a reframing of Drexel’s founding pillars of Art, Science, and Industry for the modern age. The highly multidisciplinary approach of ExCITe employs a diversity of perspectives to foster creativity, personal expression, curiosity, and collaboration. Visit http://www.egs.excite.drexel.edu for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Develop detailed project plan(s) to monitor and track development progress.

- Direct collaboration with Python Developer and other team members. 

- Maintain website functionality and prepare for tests.

- Integrate videos and motion graphics with existing curriculum. 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

- Gain experience in educational technology. 

- Create engaging digital media products that support learning objectives. 

- Learn how to quickly prototype and iterate potential solutions towards a strict project deadline.

Qualifications: - Ability to work independently towards long-term project goals. - A commitment to rapid prototyping and iteration of projects for relentless improvement. - Strong organizational skills, particularly an attention to detail. - Excellent visual and verbal communication skills. - Multidisciplinary problem solving skills and the ability to collaborate with others from different disciplinary backgrounds (including the willingness to admit you don’t know everything). - Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is required. - Working knowledge of iOS, Mac OS X, Google Apps, and modern collaboration tools (e.g., Slack, GitLab, Trello) preferred. - A highly developed sense of curiosity. If interested in the position, please send cover letter and resume to egs@drexel.edu. In addition, please send portfolio if applicable.

Department: ExCITe Center

Number of Positions: 1

Location:

Contact Information:
Arianna Gass

egs@drexel.edu

Part-Time Administrative University City Sophomore
Skyscraper Games Python Developer

Description:

Research Project Purpose and Abstract:

Led by the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, located within the ExCITe Center at Drexel University, Skyscraper Games builds on the media attention devoted to lab director, Dr. Lee’s, large-scale art game installations. These installations include Pong™ on the Cira Centre in 2013 and Skyscraper Tetris™ in 2014, both of which utilized the LED lights of the Cira Centre, a 29-story central Philadelphia building. Both projects were recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, and garnered media coverage nationally and internationally. Tetris™ was mentioned in over 1,500 media stories, and had more than 2.2 billion impressions and an estimated ad value of $20 million. With Skyscraper Games, the Entrepreneurial Game Studio is leveraging the excitement surrounding the world’s largest video game displays to advocate for computer science education.


EGS began work on the Skyscraper Games project with support from Intel in January 2016. We have successfully recruited and worked with three charter schools, the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, and the Franklin Institute STEM Scholars. To date, the project has reached 82 learners from diverse socio-economic backgrounds who live in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Over half of these students self-identified as female or gender non-conforming.


In the next stage of this project, we will transition away from running workshops in our Drexel University lab space to having teachers and facilitators lead the workshops for students in their schools and communities with the help of our online curriculum. This self-directed, informal, online learning web application allows learners to move through lessons at their own pace, giving them feedback on their progress towards the goal of modifying an existing game, then designing and coding their own game for the Cira Centre. Our current curriculum can be found at www.Skyscrapergames.com. 


Expected Student Deliverables (published papers or articles, conference presentations, poster presentation or exhibitions):

1. Complete thorough documentation of all backend systems, including underlying custom Python Library, CiraPy, prepared for publication. 


Student Job Description, including key duties, responsibilities, and learning objectives:

The ExCITe Center seeks students with a passion for both technology and creative expression and the intersection of the two. We are particularly interested in candidates who have significant prior experience working with the MEAN stack, Linux, Python, HTML, CSS and game development. As a Lead Developer on this project, you will be part of the dynamic ExCITe Center community working together at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship, helping to support and grow these efforts.


The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center was established in 2013 as a University-wide strategic initiative for research innovation. The Center pursues activities at the intersection of Technology, Design, and Entrepreneurship, a reframing of Drexel’s founding pillars of Art, Science, and Industry for the modern age. The highly multidisciplinary approach of ExCITe employs a diversity of perspectives to foster creativity, personal expression, curiosity, and collaboration. Visit http://www.egs.excite.drexel.edu for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Develop detailed project plan(s) to monitor and track development progress.

- Direct collaboration with Media Producer and other team members. 

- Revamp Python library to support student learning. 

- Maintain website functionality and prepare for tests.

- Integrate xAPI into website for data collection.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

- Gain experience in educational technology. 

- Learn how to quickly prototype and iterate potential solutions towards a strict project deadline.


Qualifications: - Ability to work independently towards long-term project goals. - A commitment to rapid prototyping and iteration of projects for relentless improvement. - Strong organizational skills, particularly an attention to detail. - Excellent written communication skills. - Multidisciplinary problem solving skills and the ability to collaborate with others from different disciplinary backgrounds (including the willingness to admit you don’t know everything). - Experience with MEAN stack, Linux, Python, and Web 2.0 development. - Working knowledge of iOS, Mac OS X, Google Apps, and modern collaboration tools (e.g., Slack, GitLab, Trello) preferred. - A highly developed sense of curiosity. If interested in the position, please send cover letter and resume to egs@drexel.edu. In addition, please send portfoio if applicable.

Department: ExCITe Center

Number of Positions: 1

Location:

Contact Information:
Arianna Gass

egs@drexel.edu

Part-Time Administrative University City Sophomore