Faculty Directory » Les Nelken

Communications Media

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2017
Monday 10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. and Thursday 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon 327
Phone: 978-665-3348
Email: lnelken@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Elements of Game Design (GAME 2000)
Creative Writing for Games (GAME 3010)
Game Level Design (GAME 3030)
Serious Games (GAME 3050)
Advanced Game Workshop (GAME 3500)
Game Studio (GAME 4100)


M.Arch. Architecture, University of Colorado
B.A. Philosophy, Brandeis University

Research Interests:

Les Nelken has been in the game industry since 1994. He was at Turbine for six years working on The Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online and Asheron's Call MMOs. He also worked on the Aliens: Colonial Marines FPS at Demiurge Studios, on casual games at Blue Fang and the Copernicus/Kingdoms of Amalur MMO at 38 Studios. His research interests include video game design, virtual reality, Next-Gen games, and art and architecture.

Current Projects:

"The Station," a first-person narrative mystery and exploration game.

Professional Affiliations:

International Game Developers Association
Board member: Boston Post Mortem (Boston Chapter of the IGDA)