Nintendo Gamecube ControllerMaybe. An Associated Press story today describes how political leaders like Gov. Deval Patrick are attempting to coax video game companies to Massachusetts with hopes of creating more jobs.  The story says expansion in the industry could help curb employment problems, and it notes how local universities—including MIT—are responding.

At MIT, video gaming innovators reached halfway across the globe to form a partnership with the government of Singapore.

Philip Tan [’01], US executive director of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, said his lab is like any other research laboratory, but instead of papers, his students publish prototypes of video games.

The lab started in 2007 and has drawn students from MIT, Singapore, and nearby colleges including the Massachusetts College of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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