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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Save the Date: EAE Play 2019

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 […]

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Featured Talk – Dan Cermak

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 […]

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Featured Talk – Jonathan Pardew

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 […]

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Featured Talk – Fred Wan

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 […]

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