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Utah Games Direct 2023

Join us December 8th, 2023 and see what we’ve been up to as we announce 12 new student-made games in production! We invite you to both the live stream at 9am, which will show off some of our students progress on their projects, and an in-person event that starts at 1pm where you’ll be able […]

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Guest Lecture: Building Responsive NPCs in the Age of GPT with Emily Short

Utah Games Speaker Series & the Department of English present: When: November 16 Talk details: 5pm to 6pm in CSC 205 (Crocker Science Center) Reception: 6pm to 7pm in Bldg 72 Downstairs Game designers and players alike often aspire to non-player characters who respond to the player in dramatic and emotionally consistent ways — but […]

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EAE Launch Featured on ABC4 News

    The 2023 EAE Launch got some sweet, sweet coverage by ABC4’s new team on the day after the event.  Check out this link to see an overview of some great students games and a terrific overview and interview with EAE’s very own Professor Roger Altizer. Most of the amazing student games from this year’s […]

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Empathy Games: Promoting Empathy and Meaningful Connections Between People

Friday April 14th @ 10am on ZOOM In recent years, issues with the social skills in children have increased (e.g., bullying, difficulties with socialization, social distancing), which can lead to mental health issues in later life. While some early childhood development researchers link these challenges to growth in children’s use of technology, computer science researchers […]

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Empowerment Through Play

Empowerment Through Play: Transdisciplinary practice in applied games research Laura Levy April 7th @10am MT PTAB RM 109 Description: Empowerment of players and games users can take many forms with the applications of games potentially carrying profound impacts on players health, education, and realization of identity. This talk will cover Dr. Levy’s program of research […]

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