The staff is working hard to determine how credits will be issued toward degree programs. We'll be starting small; but as the institute grows, credit opportunities will to.
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It's great to be a G.I. Gnu!
Proud and unflappable, the resilient Gnu is the official mascot of the Gamealogical Institute. Just as students, faculty and staff return each year to the Institute in the ever challenging pursuit of gaming and adventure excellence so to does the Gnu retrace its epic journey across a continent with dedication and a noticeable gregarious flair.
The GI is an institute of higher gaming, research, and exploration. (that is just academic talk for "having Fun!")
Gaming: through careful research and the hard work of our Reproduction department, fun and unique games are brought to the general public.
Research: a constant at the institute, our Gaming Archivists are always on the look out for new leads, clues and source documents to support all aspects of the institute's work.
Exploration: with our own dedicated adventurers and affiliation with the Game Recovery Specialists (GRS), artifacts from space and time are brought back to the institute for study and restoration.
Tony Ripley grew up living around the world and loved every minute of it. At 19 he served a church mission of 18 months in Europe then after some college served in the U.S. Army for 3 years; he refers to this as his "Warrior/Monk" period. Married and with children, he completed a Computer Science degree from the University of Georgia and is a Project Manager and software developer with over 20 years experience. A father of 4 and married to an elementary school teacher, there has been plenty of involvement with games and education. Tony has been tinkering and making up games since elementary school and finally founded the Gamealogical Institute in 2007 to begin producing and selling his original games. He believes that games are a great means to spark imagination and develop the skills that can make us all more successful in school and in life.
Derrick "Dodger" Collingwood.
Dodger, a native of Australia, has significant world travel experience. Primarily operating as a contractor for the Game Recovery Specialists organization, Mr. Collingwood has always had a keen eye for, as he puts it, "Fair-dinkum gamealogical artifacts".
Professor Paxton Speckless.
From the beginning, Paxton has been a driving force behind the Institute. His parents had to build a shed next to the house to keep the good professor from dirtying the place with all of his half buried "treasures" he would bring home. Attention to detail has been his hallmark.
Professor Inga Binder
Professor Binder is not just another "pretty face"; if you have printed or recorded data, in any format, you'll find Inga keenly cataloging, sorting and researching it. Her work is always a key component in ensuring we are working with accurate information. As she is fond of saying, "you dont have to know everything, you just have to know how to find it."