‘Kind Of An Experiment’: UTSA Students Team Up With Veterans To Create Adaptive Games

Disabled veterans use video games as part of their rehabilitation.

By Carson FrameDecember 19, 2017 9:30 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

A group of seniors at the University of Texas at San Antonio unveiled their video game projects to an audience of disabled veterans on Thursday.

UTSA’s North Paseo building is home to Professor John Quarles’ video game development course, which met for the final time Thursday. Teams of students showed off their final projects — complete with theme music — demonstrating the controls and interacting with the virtual environments they’d created.

This semester Quarles partnered with Gamerz 4 Vets, a local nonprofit that aims to rehabilitate injured veterans through gaming, and he asked his students to create a video game specifically tailored to a disabled veteran.

This story was produced by the American Homefront Project, a public media collaboration that reports on American military life and veterans. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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