Events


EAE Launch Party ’20

Join us for the EAE Launch Party! Join the EAE program on April 22, for a special presentation on Twitch. EAE and the graduating class of 2020 will present over 45 student produced games, showing trailers, live gameplay and interviews with the student teams. The event will be entirely produced with faculty and students safely […]

Featured Talk – Sajid Farooq

Speaker: Dr Sajid Farooq Date: March 6, 11am-12pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Optimizing Your Game: Beyond the Basics Description: Game optimization can be something between a dark art and a rabbit hole. It is tempting to seek radical algorithms, and fancy culling techniques to extract that last bit of performance in […]

Featured Talk – Jinghui Dong

Speaker: Jinghui Dong Date: February 27th, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Things You Should Know about Immersive Game UI Description: Back in the day, a game’s user interface (UI) was sometimes added at the end, almost as an afterthought. Those days are long gone and UI design is becoming an increasingly […]

Featured Talk – EAE Alumni

Speakers: Lauren Mee, Garin Richards, Josh Beedle, & Tri Nguyen Talk Date: February 18th, 12-1pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: From EAE to Industry: Breaking into Game Dev Date: February 18th, 4-5pm Learn to Network: Your Career Depends on it Speaker: Josh Beedle Room: LS 101 Outcomes: Students gain a foundational understanding […]

Featured Talk – Ben Samuel

Speaker: Ben Samuel Date: February 14th, 11am-12pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Crafting Stories Through Play: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Player Creativity to Create Dynamic Worlds and Characters. Description: Game development is a powerful platform for both technological innovation and artistic expression. This talk will discuss the technology and design decisions behind […]

Featured Talk – Matthew Henry

Speaker: Matthew Henry Date: February 7th, 10-11am, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Programming as a Team in Unity: Encapsulation and Communication Description: Game Development is a team sport. Nearly all professional game projects are built as part of a team. In this talk, we will look at a number of techniques for […]

IGDA Salt Lake Networking Event

IGDA Salt Lake February Meeting, Talk and Networking Event When: Thursday, February 13th, 6:30-7:30pm, networking to follow Where: Building 72, the EAE Master Game Studio What: The local chapter of the International Game Developers Association will hold their monthly meeting at Entertainment Arts and Engineering Thursday, February 13th. Entertainment Arts and Engineering’s very own Gabe […]

EAE Global Game Jam 2020

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering lab will take part in the Global Game Jam (GGJ). The GGJ is an annual event where universities, libraries, game development studios and labs lock the doors for a weekend of ‘jamming’ on some games. Just like rock bands that […]

Featured Talk – Laura Schumacher

Speaker: Laura Schumacher Date: January 21st, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Amazing Animal Avatar Design Description: In her talk, Laura will present her work as a technical artist on Animal Jam, a wildly successful online virtual world for children with over 160 million registered players developed by WildWorks in collaboration with […]

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 […]