The Laboratory for Recreational Computing was established
in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering
at the University of North Texas
by Ian Parberry in 1993.
We offer classes in game programming leading to the
Certificate in Game
Programming, and the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science,
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science &
Engineering. LARC has a strong group of alumni in
the game industry and a history of cutting edge research in
procedural content generation
by students in the Game
Development Research Group.
In 2010 LARC was named in the top 50 out of 500 game design programs in North America by the
Princeton Review and Game Programmer Magazine.