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Eastern Kentucky has state's first video game design program

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Eastern Kentucky University is offering the state's first degree in video game design.

The degree at the school's Gaming Institute is the first of its kind in Kentucky. 

One hundred students are enrolled and are expected to graduate with a bachelor's degree in computer science with a concentration in interactive media.

The institute includes a $60,000 motion capture studio, lined with 14 cameras. Students have used it to turn the school's Daniel Boone statue into a dancing, marching, moving figure.

Computer science professor George Landon leads the institute. He said the program is filling a need.

But student Thomas John Botkins says programing games is not just play. He said a lot of people want to design video games but can't do the math required to get the degree.

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