A major update to OCW’s CMS.611 Creating Video Games is coming soon.

PAX East, one of the largest gaming events in North America, returns to snowy Boston this weekend.

Around such events, game companies always line up plenty of big announcements. OCW is joining the party. Yes, some of our staff will be attending. And we’re also hard at work on a fabulous update for the core course CMS.611J Creating Video Games. That will publish later this spring, but you can get a preview now with this brand-new trailer video.

Meanwhile, since last year’s PAX East, OCW has continued to publish more game studies courses, reflecting the vitality of MIT’s gaming community and the growth of games in academics. We published first versions of CMS.611J Creating Video Games and CMS.615 Games for Social Change, and added a new version of the ever-popular CMS.608 Game Design complete with audio lectures and new student-designed games you can download, build and play.

MITx on edX is another great source of free MIT game studies courses. The next one, 11.127x Design and Development of Games for Learning, is now open for registration and begins on April 1 2015.

Check out the complete list of OCW and MITx game studies courses.