Featured Talks


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]