Dr. Jeff Chastine, associate professor in the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department recently secured a donation of the software Perforce for the department. Perforce is a software configuration management system that is used in many industries, including the gaming industry, and by companies such as Electronic Arts, Sony Online Entertainment, Nintendo, Valve, CCP Games, Sega and Ubisoft.
“Perforce will enable students to collaboratively develop software using centralized repositories for their code, art, sound and other assets,” Dr. Chastine said. “It also gives them experience using a professional software configuration management system.”The software will most directly benefit computer game design and development majors. SPSU received 400 licenses for the program, valued at $360 each for a total value of $144,000.