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This has been a big week for us here at GAMBIT – the Singaporean students from our inaugural class arrived in two waves on Monday (well, one on Monday and one very, very early on Tuesday), and things have barely slowed down since!

This week has been primarily orientation for the Singaporeans and the Americans alike, including lectures on project management (introducing us to Scrum), UI design, experience design, building educational games and casual games. Visiting lecturers included Richard Corredera from Helixe, Brad Edelman and Michelle Woods of PlayFirst, and Frank Espinosa, animator, cartoonist and author of Rocketo. This afternoon the students are being issued their digital toolboxes (17" MacBook Pros loaded with all the software they'll need to work their magic), and tomorrow the students will be taken on a tour of Boston and Cambridge, guided by CMS administrator extraordinaire Gene Fierro and yours truly...

I suppose that's my cue to introduce myself – I'm Geoffrey Long, the Communications Director for GAMBIT and CMS, as well as a newly-minted graduate of the CMS Master's program. Over the course of the summer I'll be taking visitors to this site behind the scenes, introducing you to the people, places, and the games of GAMBIT. Be sure to bookmark the blog at, our RSS feed at feed://, and our Flickr photo group at

It's been a great week, and next week looks like it'll be even better. Stay tuned!

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