News & Events


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, March 28, 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

Rogelio Interview with Built In

Rogelio Cardona-Rivera, a faculty member at EAE, discussed the future of gaming and implications of VR and AR on the gaming community with Built In, an online tech magazine.

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 […]