Welcome! My name is Pradeep Sen, and I'm a Professor at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I got my PhD from Stanford University in real-time graphics and game technologies, and I'm now the Director of the Gaucho Game Lab at UCSB.
The Gaucho Game Lab is the video game development program at UCSB, where undergraduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science take a series of courses in video game development as part of their academic electives. In these courses, students make high-quality games for widescale release to the public, and I will use this website to promote their games.
Note that as per UC policy, UC schools cannot endorse or promote products, so this is my own personal webpage and any games we link to here will be free for the public to download. No endorsement/promotion from the University of California or UCSB is implied or should be inferred (that's not even the official UCSB logo -- we're not allowed to use it and it kinda sucks anyways, so we made a much better one entirely from scratch ourselves!). Rather, I'm here to promote our great game-development program and encourage you to check out our amazing games and support the wonderful students who made them. They're the ones I want to promote!
So, if you want to support our program so we can continue to make awesome games, please donate to the UCSB Gaucho Game Lab today! Your tax-deductible donation will help us hire artists, pay for licenses and computing, and publish great games that we will post here for you to play.
Finally, if you are interested in a career in video game development (or other fields of computing technology), we encourage you to join our program by applying to UCSB for an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or in Computer Science. Please indicate in your application that you want to be part of the UCSB Gaucho Game Lab!
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