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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

ABC4 story: Creating the future

“SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Video games have always had a deep connection to the state of Utah, and from the looks of things at programs like those found at the University of Utah, that won’t be slowing down anytime soon.” Read the full Article here!

EAE is #1

The U’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering program, under the College of Engineering, was ranked No. 1 in the list of Top Public Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. for 2021, according to the newest rankings from Animation Career Review released March 3. Read the full CoE Article here!

Gaymer Night 2021

2nd Annual Gaymer Night Hosted by EAE/ LGBTQ Center Monday 29 March 2021 7PM-9PM MST Join us for a completely VIRTUAL Gaymer Night to celebrate Pride Week at the University of Utah Monday, March 29th 2021. Just like the in person event last year we will have a keynote speech, music, games, and more! Everyone […]

The Gapp Lab Featured in University of Utah Magazine

University of Utah Magazine had a special feature on the future of videogames in the developing games for health! Learn about The Gapp Lab and how it’s work is influencing new technology in medical and mental health fields! SEE THE FULL STORY!