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Save the Date: EAE Launch 2022

Event Date: Wednesday, April 27

Come and view our giant launch party! SPONSORED BY Hosted on Twitch! Alternate Control Games Traditional Game Dev and Alternative Game Dev Medical Games and Apps Lab presentation Machinima short films presentation EAE Super Mario Maker Level Design Awards 13 NEW STUDENT GAME LAUNCHES Alumni in industry spotlights Check out the games being shown!

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 […]

EAE Moves Up in the High Score List

Entertainment Arts and Engineering was ranked No. 5 in the top graduate game design schools in North America and No. 7 in undergraduate schools, up one slot in each category from last year, according to the newest rankings from Princeton Review. The rankings are based on surveys from 150 top institutions in the U.S., Canada, […]

Don’t Be Like Me: Avoiding Pitfalls When Hunting for a Games Job

Thursday, April 7th @ 12:30pm, SFEBB 3180 Featuring Haley Tatalovich, Associate Producer at WB Games. Haley is an Associate Producer at WB Games and works on the publishing end of video games in her current position. She has a background in production on projects like Hogwarts Legacy and God of War Ragnarok. Haley has worked […]

40 Years of Learning: Lessons From a Game Industry Veteran

Wednesday, April 13th @ 1pm, in Zoom Featuring Mark Buchignani, Senior Engineering Manager at Santa Monica Studio. Join Mark for a short presentation followed by a Q&A about his industry experience! Mark Buchignani is Senior Engineering Manager at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio. He got his start in the video game industry a million years ago, […]

SCREENWRITING FOR GAMES SERIES

From formatting rules to creative tips and tricks, this three-part series is a great introduction to the world of screenwriting for video games. Whether you are incredibly interested in writing for games or if you’re just curious, join us as we talk about how screenplays are written, what makes them compelling, and why they are […]

Board Gaymer Cosplay Par-TEA

EAE and College of Science Present Board Gaymer Cosplay ParTEA 1 April 2022  |  3-5PM The grass around Building 72 (weather permitting) As part of the University of Utah’s LGBTQ Center Pride week celebrations, we invite you to an afternoon of outdoor boardgames, science, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages on the lawns around Building 72. Cosplay […]

Super Mario Maker 2 Level Design Competition

Strap on your designer hat, fire up your copy of Super Mario Maker 2 and get ready for the best level design competition the University of Utah has ever experienced. Hosted by Check Point Professor, Snwbear24, Kosmic, 3DMentor, Scherbie_, Royru, Anneweetwel, TwoDandyGaymers, JZLGaming and presented to you by EAE (Entertainment Arts and Entertainment) Each one […]

‘Software instead of pills’: Video game developed at University of Utah to treat depression receives $7.5M grant

“A University of Utah lab received a $7.5 million grant from the National Mental Health Institute to conduct clinical trials for Neurogrow — a video game designed to treat older adults with depression.” Read the full story

Save the Date: EAE Play 2021

Come and view our giant play testing party! Drop in on twitch and check out any of the following and more: Graduate student thesis games Undergraduate capstone projects First semester graduate student prototypes Reels from The Gapp Lab, our Machinima, Traditional Game Dev, Alternative Game Dev and Intro to Game Design classes Featured EAE Alumni […]