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EAE Lands #2 Spot in Princeton Review’s World Rankings 2023

The Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program at the University of Utah has been ranked #2 among public universities for both graduate and undergraduate game programs in the 2023 Princeton Review. Overall, Princeton Review ranks the program at #7 among all graduate programs and #6 among all undergraduate programs world-wide.  This recognition confirms the U’s position […]


Stop-Time: Adaptive and generative music in video games

March 27, 2023 at 4pm MT PTAB 109 Description: Music exists in the structuring of time. Music accompanying linear media like film can synchronize with the media, and research shows that this enhances audience’s emotional perception. Having access to film-like musical synchronicity could be a powerful tool for game composers, but the mismatch between the […]


4th Annual Gaymer Night

Hosted by EAE Wednesday 29 March 2023 5PM – 8PM MST Downstairs Space in Bldg 72 Join us for Gaymer Night to celebrate Pride Week at the University of Utah Wednesday, March 29th 2023. Let’s celebrate together with board games and snacks! Everyone is welcome to attend


Resume Building 101

Monday 3/27 @ 11am Having an amazing resume is one of the best first steps you can take on your video game career journey. Join Gina Cruz as she does a deep dive into the hows, whys, and whats of making the best resume you can. There will also be time for Q&A afterwards, so […]


In Ersilia’s footsteps: Reusing 3D digital assets of a Roman archaeological site for video game production

Fri March 17 at 10am in the PTAB RM 10 Abstract: With 10 million copies sold and $500 million dollars of revenue, the 11th installment of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018), showed how a videogame based on ancient Greek history and archaeology can make a splash in popular culture and that the […]


“Play” as in “Instrument”: Creativity Support Tools and Game Design

Time: March 13th, 2023 @ 4pm MT Location: PTAB 109 Summary: Creativity is well-known to be difficult. Issues such as writer’s block, the terror of the blank page, and dissatisfaction with the quality of one’s creative output can be enough to frustrate novice and expert creators alike. Research in both human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence […]


Kessler Inducted into HEVGA Fellows

Bob Kessler, Ph.D., EAE’s co-founder and founding director, will be posthumously inducted as a HEVGA Fellow during a ceremony to be held at the Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco, CA, the week of March 20th, 2023.   Kessler was a towering figure in the history of EAE, serving to co-found the program in 2008 […]


It’s In The Cards: The Creative Business of Making Top Mobile Games

Thursday, March 16th 2023 @ 1:00pm Bldg 72, Downstairs Open Lecture Space Mobile gaming is a huge part of the game industry, and most game developers will work on mobile games during their career. Join Russell Carroll, Vice President of Product at MobilityWare, as he discusses all things about mobile gaming, including why they’re important […]


Can a Computer Dry Your Tears? Understanding How Players Use Video Games to Manage Difficult Emotions

Time: March 2nd, 2023 @ 4-5pm MT Location: PTAB 109 Summary:According to the Entertainment Software Association, 89% of players claim that video games provide them with relief from stress. However, the relationship between stress and gameplay is often misunderstood, with games often thought of merely as idle distractions from people’s problems. This talk will challenge […]


The Dos and Don’ts of Making Your Own Studio

March 2nd, 2023 @ 12:30pm MT Bldg 72, 1st floor lecture space Clark Stacey has been building video games and game companies since 1995. He is the co-founder and CEO of WildWorks, the premier global game company specializing in safe, substantive interactive media for children. In 2010 WildWorks launched the online playground Animal Jam, which […]