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Truth Necessity and Contingency: The Rhetoric of Historical Games

October 6th, 2022 | 5-6pm Bldg 72, Lecture Space 103 Description: How do we square notions of veracity in the design of games which depict a past with their nature as systems of counter-fact? And how does our framing of the past inform our stance toward the present and future? Bio: Dr William Huber is […]

Careers in Games Fireside Chat

Monday, Oct 3rd, 11-12pm MT Do you have questions around careers in gaming? Do you want to learn more about taking your experience and telling a compelling story on your resume? Do you have questions around imposter syndrome and tips to overcome it? Or, are you curious on how you can best stand out on […]

SUMMER PORTFOLIO CRITIQUE SERIES with ABK

Introducing the EAE Summer Portfolio Critique Series with Activision Blizzard King! This amazing series is hosted by the ABK Early Careers team, and it is a chance for EAE students to get their portfolios reviewed by professional game developers! This summer’s lineup will be as follows, and students of all levels and disciplines are invited […]

The UX of Fortnite

April 14 | 5-6pm EAE Grad Lab Bldg 72(RM 250) User experience (UX) is still a very new mindset to the video game industry, and has specific challenges considering that games need to be fun and engaging. As former director of UX at Epic Games and 14-year+ veteran in the game industry, Celia Hodent will […]

Machinations Now Available to EAE Students

September 30, 2021 —  Game Design Tool Machinations Now Available to EAE Students. In 2012 Joris Dormans and Ernest Adams published “Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design” where they described how and when to prototype, test, and implement mechanics in games and learn how to visualize and simulate game mechanics in order to design better games. […]

Ahead of the Game

Sept. 13, 2021 — The University of Utah’s video game design program is posting yet another high score. Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE), the U’s top-rated program that teaches students all facets of video game design and development, was ranked 3rd in country in the inaugural rankings by U.S. News & World Report for “Best […]

EAE STATEMENT REGARDING THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH COVID VACCINE MANDATE PETITION

August 26th, 2021 WHEREAS, as of August 23, 2021 the U.S. Federal Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine, and WHEREAS, University of Utah Policy 3-300: Environmental Health and Safety Policy calls for “the University of Utah to promote good health, well-being, and occupational safety for its faculty, employees, students, and visitors, whether on […]

COE Awards

“Congratulations to this year’s winners of the University of Utah College of Engineering Teaching and Staff Awards, given to those for outstanding work in the college in the last year. The recipients represent all of the hardworking and dedicated faculty and staff in the college.” Congrats to the EAE staff and student TA who received […]

Certain Video Games Improve Mental Health In Older Adults

KSLTV reports: “U of U Health Scientists Say Certain Video Games Improve Mental Health In Older Adults.” Roger Altizer, Director of The Gapp Lab discusses mental health and videogames. Read the Whole Story

Jose Zagal guests on The Ethics and Video Games Podcast

Professor Jose Zagal was interviewed on The Ethics and Video Games Podcast with Shlomo Sher and Andy Ashcraft. “How can ethics play a role in game design? What’s the point of teaching of ethics to game design students?” Listen on Youtube Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts