DeFrag Adds Social Dimension to Gaming

DeFrag 2DePaul’s Fundamental Research in Academic Gaming group, more commonly referred to as DeFrag, allows students to interface with like-minded individuals regardless of skill level. “[DeFrag] is something fun to do that gives students more of a connectedness to the university,” explains Charley Wilcox, DeFrag founder and instructor of telecommunication and networking. The club sponsors activities like Geek Till Dawn, an all-night movie and gaming event in the College of Computing and Digital Media, and Project Nightlight, a game development competition, as well as charitable gaming marathons that benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Whether an individual is a master at World of Warcraft or skilled in the art of Sorry!, there’s something for everyone at DeFrag.

Learn more about gaming at DePaul in the summer issue of DePaul Magazine.

Photo courtesy of DeFrag’s Facebook group.

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