News & Events


Professor Jose Zagal Named HEVGA Fellow

On July 16, 2020, the Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) inducted Entertainment Arts and Engineering professor José Zagal into the ranks of the prestigious HEVGA Fellows. Zagal joins a list of distinguished fellows that includes EAE Associate Professor Roger Altizer and EAE Director Michael Young. Established in 2017, HEVGA’s Fellows Program recognizes senior scholars […]

To the EAE Community on the Killings of Black People

To the EAE Community. Racism is a powerful expression of hate and bigotry. The recent killing of George Floyd — and before him, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many other black and brown people — have prompted people across the country and around the world to stand this week in sorrow and anger against institutional […]

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 […]

Get your EAE Themed Animal Crossing Designs here!

Now there’s no reason not to show school pride while you #staySafeStayHome. EAE staff member, Doug Hawthorne, has put together a series of EAE and Utah branded outfits and designs for Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH).

EAE’s Response to COVID-19

Last updated Monday, August 3, 2020, 9:54 PM MDT From EAE Director Michael Young, Ph.D. The Coronavirus has prompted a number of changes in our individual and group lives, and I wanted to provide a brief update on how EAE is adapting in order to do the very best job around our mission across education, […]

University of Utah Ranked #1 For Undergrad, #2 for Grad Games Programs Among Public Universities

The University of Utah Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program is one of the top schools offering programs in game design at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is ranked as the #1 Public University in Games worldwide for undergraduate programs, and the #2 Public University in Games worldwide for graduate programs, according to The […]

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 […]

Past GDC Talks

Watch some Past GDC Talks, featuring EAE faculty, from the GDC Vault. You can also see other released talks from GDC in the GDC Vault. Check back for updates and new GDC videos featuring EAE faculty. Feat. Roger Altizer Feat. Jose Zagal Feat. Rogelio Cardona-Rivera