George Rothrock

George Rothrock

Contributing Faculty, Game Development



Research Interest:The individual and societal relationship to games and the phenomenon of play

Teaching Philosophy: Providing the theoretical understanding of play, game systems and the designed artifact and requiring demonstration through project-based iterative design.

Education: Masters of Art in History, University of San Diego, American Media History, Thesis: On the history and future of the San Diego video game industry

Background: 8 years total teaching experience at the college level, 17 years video game industry experience in development and executive positions, Industry and craft-specific training and experience, Veteran of successful start-ups

Professional Involvement: Owner of Airship Empires LLC - Airship Empires is a sprawling brandscape of gaming and entertainment content and services. 2 Patents granted (co-inventor), Co-inventor on eight (8) patent applications through Qualcomm, Participant in two Qualcomm Venture Fest Competitions (advisor to winning team ‘08 and competitor ‘09), Three Qualstars (peer/management recognition) awards, International Game Developer’s Association, Member since August, 2001, Member of Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences since February, 2003