EAE Play 2019 Highlights

EAE Play 2019 was our biggest playtest and open showcase to date! With over 30 student developed video games on site for the general public to see and provide feedback, the entire building was full of games and visitors! The continual growth of the size of this event from year to year is a testament […]

Featured Talk – Emma Kinema

Speaker: Emma Kinema Date: November 19th, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Boss Fight: Labor Organizing in the Game Industry Description: A history of life and labor organizing in the video game industry, and how students and their schools play a role in shaping the future of the industry. Presented from the […]

Save the Date: EAE Play 2019

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Come and join our giant play testing party! In EAE’s annual mid-year open house, we will be showcasing and playtesting over 30 games currently being developed in both our undergraduate and graduate games programs. There will be refreshments and music and you can help our students improve their games with your feedback! Drop in and […]

Featured Talk – Dan Cermak

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Speaker: Dan Cermak Date: October 22nd, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Good, Bad, and Ugly Game Dev Stories: D&D to Saint’s Row Description: Dan Cermak entered the Video game industry in 1984 after teaching himself to program assembly language and creating a game that was published by Strategic Simulations Inc.(SSI) in […]

Featured Talk – Jonathan Pardew

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Speaker: Jonathan Pardew Date: October 15th, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Paid to be Locked Up: Secrets of Escape Room Design Description: Escape rooms are location-based games in which players solve a puzzles and riddles using clues, strategy, and their own abilities in order to “escape” from the room they are […]

Featured Talk – Fred Wan

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Speaker: Fred Wan Date: September 17th, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Playing with Efficient Narratives Description: It’s trite to say that a game with a more engaging story is “better”, but games are developed with time and resource constraints. How can we tell deeper stories with the tools we have? How […]

EAE Launch 2019 recap

Each Spring as the school year ends, we invite the public to come playtest our student games. This provides the students with an opportunity to showcase their work to family and friends, gain invaluable playtesting feedback, and gives the public a chance to see our space. This year was our largest yet, with students showing […]

Brady’s Basketball Game

Current EAE Student, Brady Campbell, has released a video game with the Utah Jazz. Take your best shots in Splash Uncles, a runner game where you control the characters in their journeys from Australia and California to the arena. Score as many points as you can; test your reflexes by dodging trees, benches, rocks and […]

EAE Creates New Course on Game Streaming

With over 15 million daily active users video game streaming has a massive impact on communities and the future of the video game industry, yet very few people understand what it is.   In the Fall 2019 semester, EAE will offer a new, special topics course intended to be broad survey of video game streaming from analytical critique […]

Rogelio Cardona-Rivera to Talk on Games Science at Salt Lake Library

EAE Faculty member Rogelio Cardona-Rivera will speak at the Salt Lake Public Libraries’ Tech Talks series on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 7PM. Cardona-Rivera’s talk’s, titled Toward a Science of Game Design, will cover the following: Game development is costly, technically challenging, and poorly understood. Increased demand for games as a form of entertainment has motivated […]