Edward Melcer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Computational Media, Director of Alternative Learning Technologies and Games (ALT Games) Lab,
Baskin School on Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

Eddie is an independent game developer and Assistant Professor in the UCSC Department of Computational Media, helping run their Professional Masters in Serious Games.

Eddie is also the director of the Alternative Learning Technologies and Games (ALT Games) Lab (https://altgameslab.soe.ucsc.edu/), where he researches, designs, and builds a multitude of educational and alternative controller video game experiences.

Eddie’s serious games have won awards in venues such as the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge and Games for Learning Design Competition, and his independent games have been featured in a number of venues such as IndieCade, IndieCade East, and Come Out & Play.

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