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This summer school is all games — the kind that sell

MassDiGI aims to help train the next generation of video game designers. MassDiGI aims to help train the next generation of video game designers. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)
By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / July 30, 2012
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Chris Gengler traced his finger across the screen of an iPad, guiding a cloud of black particles down a white corridor, evading machine gun bullets and breaking through sealed doors. He was playing a video game called Nanoswarm that just a few months ago was nothing more than a cool idea. Gengler and his fellow game designers were among 18 students, mostly from Massachusetts colleges, participating in a state-sponsored program aimed at developing the next generation of video game designers.

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