SMU Guildhall is a premier graduate video game education program, ranked #1 Graduate School for Video Game Design, and first in the world to offer a Master of Interactive Technology degree. We also offer a Professional Certificate, and are the only program with specializations in all four cornerstones of video game development: Art Creation, Level Design, Production and Programming.
The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development promotes excellence by engaging in and disseminating scientifically-based research, preparing exemplary professionals in education and human development, collaborating with other schools and institutions in the development of model programs and furthering positive learning experiences in all stages of life.
LIFT is the only adult literacy provider in the Metroplex serving very low-literate adults. Beginning with basic phonics, our programs are designed to address the needs of many different kinds of learners.
In October, SMU Guildhall, SMU Simmons and LIFT all came together to start discussing how to participate in the Adult Literacy XPRIZE.
People ForWords is formed, and the development team begins ramping up.
Development team is assembled and technology has been selected. Game Development is now in full swing!
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis Closed Beta Begins.
SMU Simmons, Guildhall, and LIFT wish to acknowledge the Communities Foundation of Texas for its grant to develop People ForWords’ smartphone game for competition in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE.
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis Pilot Testing with local literacy groups
Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis Submitted to XPRIZE.
President and CEO, LIFT
Asst Dean/XPRIZE Liaison
Dean of Simmons
Director of Marketing and Communications LIFT
Chief Development Officer LIFT