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Alexander Langenwalter

Hello! I’m in my fourth, but not final, year here at the U, where I am working towards a BS in Games with a minor in English Creative Writing. I’m originally from Meridian, Idaho, and made my way to Salt Lake City back in 2017 to pursue my dream of becoming a game developer. Since then, I have enjoyed every moment of my education at the University, specifically our EAE program, and am beyond excited to see where it will take me. I’m a proud member of the LGBT+ community and an avid fan of pop-punk, late-night drives, and D&D. 

Alexander Langenwalter




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Video Game Storytelling by Evan Skolnick

Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern

Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games by Tracy Fullerton

Rules of Play by Eric Zimmerman and Katie Salen

Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development: From Concept to Playable Game with Unity and C# by Jeremy Gibson Bond

Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction by Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen,
Jonas Heide Smith, and Susana Pajares Tosca

Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form by Anna Anthropy

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal

Ahead of the Game

The Game Console: A History in Photographs by Evan Amos

Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More by Dustin Hansen

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier



How Videogames Changed the World, Charlie Brooker

High Score, France Costrel : Netflix

The Toys That Made Us, Brian Volk-Weiss : Netflix

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Seth Gordon

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright

Indie Game: The Movie, James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot

Atari: Game Over, Zak Penn

Playing Columbine, Danny Ledonne

GTFO, Shannon Sun-Higginson

League of Legends Origins, Leslie Iwerks : Netflix

Tetris: From Russia with Love

Get Lamp

Inside Pixar

Explained (My Favorite Episodes are Esports, Coding, & Chess. Check them out!)



"The Besties" from Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Chris Plante, and Russ Frushtick

"The Adventure Zone" from the Mcelroys

"Codex: History of Video Games" from Tyler Ostby and Mike Coletta

"Psychology of Video Games Podcast" from Jamie Madigan

"Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive" from Eric Marcus


Spotify Playlists

While difficult to produce an exact translation of the Welsh word 'hiraeth,' it is known to embody the feeling of nostalgia or an earnest longing for home. This playlist highlights a few of the most iconic songs from recent video game history that will hopefully bring back fond memories of your first playthrough, or simply help you focus while studying for that upcoming exam.

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BS in Games

Minor in Games

BS in Computer Science with an Entertainment Arts and Engineering Emphasis

Master of Entertainment Arts and Engineering

Dual Masters of Business Administration/Masters of Entertainment Arts & Engineering Degree

BA in English

BS in English (Now offered at the U!)

Minor in English

Minor in English Creative Writing

BA in Film & Media Arts

BFA in Art

Minor in Arts Technology

Minor in Drawing

Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate
If you have an interest in engineering and want to be able to apply these scientific skills to the business world, consider completing the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate at the University of Utah. In partnership with the David Eccles School of Business, the College of Engineering offers engineering students the exciting opportunity to be certified in entrepreneurship. Students will learn how to take their engineering skills and apply them to business and technology concepts.




Last Updated: 9/16/21