Microsoft Studios is Microsoft's entertainment publishing arm, and Microsoft Studios XBLA has published some of the best games for Xbox LIVE Arcade. We're eager to continue to support and empower independent developers to deliver fantastic, innovative and ground-breaking entertainment experiences on Microsoft platforms.
We started with Half-Life®, the first-person, sci-fi shooter game that's won more than 50 Game of the Year and a few "Best Game Ever" awards. We expanded the Half-Life franchise with a sequel and Half-Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2. Then we added the horror titles Left 4 Dead® and Left 4 Dead 2, the multiplayer combat franchise Team Fortress®, the #1 online action game Counter-Strike® and the award-winning puzzlers Portal™ and Portal 2. And we're just getting warmed up.
DigiPen Institute of Technology is an innovator in the field of game development education. It's the first college to offer a bachelor's degree in video game programming, the winner of more IGF awards than any other school, and the source of some of the industry's most skilled and creative programmers, artists, and designers.
A public institution of higher education and research founded in 2005. Collaboration with universities and research centers worldwide and welcoming foreign students. Many awards and prizes awarded to students for games developed as part of their training. Accreditation of prior experiential learning. Postgraduate recognized in the world of digital media.
Gamasutra.com is the largest independent web site devoted to the art and science of making games. Every day, Gamasutra offers new features about game technology and business, offers product and industry news, has a giant job board, hosts game developer resumes, offers a directory of game development contractors, hosts a product buyers guide, and more. Gamasutra.com has grown from its 1997 launch to over 450,000 members today.