News & Events


Doug Bowser Visit

EAE hosted a visit by Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser recently. Bowser a graduate of the University of Utah visited and had the opportunity to hear presentations on student games in production, cutting-edge games research and, of course, meet the University of Utah’s varsity esports team. Esports also took the opportunity to present President […]

Featured Talk – Matthew Henry

Speaker: Matthew Henry Date: February 7th, 10-11am, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Programming as a Team in Unity: Encapsulation and Communication Description: Game Development is a team sport. Nearly all professional game projects are built as part of a team. In this talk, we will look at a number of techniques for […]

IGDA Salt Lake Networking Event

IGDA Salt Lake February Meeting, Talk and Networking Event When: Thursday, February 13th, 6:30-7:30pm, networking to follow Where: Building 72, the EAE Master Game Studio What: The local chapter of the International Game Developers Association will hold their monthly meeting at Entertainment Arts and Engineering Thursday, February 13th. Entertainment Arts and Engineering’s very own Gabe […]

EAE Global Game Jam 2020

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering lab will take part in the Global Game Jam (GGJ). The GGJ is an annual event where universities, libraries, game development studios and labs lock the doors for a weekend of ‘jamming’ on some games. Just like rock bands that […]

Featured Talk – Laura Schumacher

Speaker: Laura Schumacher Date: January 21st, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Amazing Animal Avatar Design Description: In her talk, Laura will present her work as a technical artist on Animal Jam, a wildly successful online virtual world for children with over 160 million registered players developed by WildWorks in collaboration with […]

ARCS Esports Program with AJ Dimick

Ready? Set. Haiya! at Alt.Ctrl.GDC

A Cohort 9 alt control game, Ready? Set. Haiya!, is one of the 21 alternate control games that have been chosen to show at the alt.ctrl.GDC event, a showcase of alternative control schemes and interactions in games showing at GDC this March. The Game Developers Conference(GDC) is the game industry’s premier professional event, championing game developers […]

EAE Play 2019 Highlights

EAE Play 2019 was our biggest playtest and open showcase to date! With over 30 student developed video games on site for the general public to see and provide feedback, the entire building was full of games and visitors! The continual growth of the size of this event from year to year is a testament […]

EAE Grad Game: Hard Light Vector Wins IGDA Salt Lake Artistic Achievement Award

Hard Light Vector, an EAE masters student game from last year, took home a trophy last night for Artistic Achievement. The award was given at Final Burn, an end-of-year celebratory event run by the Salt Lake chapter of the International Game Developer Association (IGDA). Watch Hard Light Vector’s win! The Final Burn event is a […]

Featured Talk – Emma Kinema

Speaker: Emma Kinema Date: November 19th, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Boss Fight: Labor Organizing in the Game Industry Description: A history of life and labor organizing in the video game industry, and how students and their schools play a role in shaping the future of the industry. Presented from the […]