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Ashley Brown talks at IndieCade 2019

On October 12, 2019 Assistant Professor Ashley Brown ran an invited Game Design workshop at the Educator’s Summit at Indiecade. Indiecade ( is a yearly festival in Santa Monica, California for independent game developers. The festival showcases small, independent games and the studios that make them. In addition to playing a load of new and […]

Featured Talk – Jonathan Pardew

Speaker: Jonathan Pardew Date: October 15th, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Paid to be Locked Up: Secrets of Escape Room Design Description: Escape rooms are location-based games in which players solve a puzzles and riddles using clues, strategy, and their own abilities in order to “escape” from the room they are […]


VIDEO GAMING AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS In May, two UIT staff members helped their Special Olympics of Utah video-gaming partners prepare for the first-ever video-gaming tournament at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.  Read more here!      

Featured Talk – Fred Wan

Speaker: Fred Wan Date: September 17th, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Playing with Efficient Narratives Description: It’s trite to say that a game with a more engaging story is “better”, but games are developed with time and resource constraints. How can we tell deeper stories with the tools we have? How […]

Featured Talk – Dan Cermak

Speaker: Dan Cermak Date: October 22nd, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Good, Bad, and Ugly Game Dev Stories: D&D to Saint’s Row Description: Dan Cermak entered the Video game industry in 1984 after teaching himself to program assembly language and creating a game that was published by Strategic Simulations Inc.(SSI) in […]

Gaymer Night @ EAE

EAE hosted hosted the very first Gaymer Night as Part of LGBT Resource Center’s Pride Week. Monday, September 30th 2019 from 6:30-9:00PM the downstairs of EAE was filled with pizza, soda, and videogames to celebrate Queeroes (Queer-Heroes) in videogames and the gaming industry. The keynote speaker, Lenore Gilbert (she/they) is an activist, engineer and CEO […]

Help Make the U a Safe Campus

Safety for students, faculty and staff is a priority for the University of Utah. We invite you to go to the university’s SafeU program website to learn more about tips and resources available that can help you stay safe while on campus. The site is divided into two sections: How to report an incident that […]

Featured Talk – Elizabeth Zelle from Bethesda

Speaker: Elizabeth Zelle Date: August 30th, 5-6pm, EAE Game Studio(Bldg 72, 2nd Floor) Talk title: Rage Quit Prevention Specialists: Insights from AAA Games User Research Description: Learn how user feedback can make your game better and your players less ragey! This talk provides an inside peek at what games user research looks like at a […]

New Scholarship Available for EAE Students

Crimson Parents EAE/LEAP Scholarship EAE is thrilled to announce the creation of a new scholarship targeted at EAE students available through the University of Utah Office of Undergraduate Advancement.  The Crimson Parent EAE/LEAP Scholarship provides one $2,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student in the Entertainment Arts & Engineering program and attending the University of Utah full-time during the […]

EAE Faculty Make Top Teaching Honors in the College of Engineering

Dr. Richard Brown, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah, announced today that five of EAE’s faculty were among the highest rated instructors in the college during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Receiving top honors for their teaching during the College’s annual faculty meeting were EAE faculty and instructors Mr. Matt Anderson, […]