ETC NEWS

Serious Play Awards Silver Medal Winner

ETC project team Athena has been awarded a Silver Medal at the 2017 International Serious Play Awards.  The team’s game. “Smash” is a single-player iPad game geared to 8-11 year old boys with social and emotional challenges.  The games seeks to encourage problem solving strategies and other enriching elements often absent from games geared towards... Read more »

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Student Game Serious Game Gold winner

The spring 2017 semester project team Tiny created an iPad app “Angle Jungle” which has won a Gold Medal in the 2017 International Serious Play Awards. The team’s aim for the semester was to create a fun educational game for students at the Intermediate Unit and and the Colonial School.  With their clients, the team... Read more »

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Congratulations class of 2017!

On Sunday May 21, the ETC honored 72 new alumni as we held the 2017 Diploma Ceremony at Heinz Field.  Following dinner, with fellow classmates, family, ETC faculty and staff the latest group of graduates received their Master of Entertainment Technology degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. This year, we had ETC alumnae Shanna Tellerman(05) give... Read more »

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ETC Student Project Accepted in Film Festival

ETC student project teams are showing their short “Lovers Meet” in the Fine Arts Film Festival. “Lovers Meet,” is a blended live-action/animated short film about a young man, Isaac, who finds himself inside an impressionist painting (inspired by the work of Leonid Afremov) on May 13, 2017 at the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center &... Read more »

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ETC Students featured in Amazon Game Development Blog

Last fall the Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) team 54 choose to use the Amazon Alexa as part of their world in the ‘story round’, and their work is featured in an Amazon Developer blog.  The 5-person interdisciplinary  team of programmers, sound designers, and technical artists developed this experience in 2 weeks for the BVW class.... Read more »

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Creative Chaos

In an article by Julianne Mattera, CMU News takes a look at ETC Press’s Creative Chaos, Learning Lessons on Making Inclusion & Innovation Making the Magic. “So it is no surprise that “Creative Chaos” is the title and focus of a new book from the ETC Press on best practices in teaching creative collaboration to... Read more »

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BeatStep Cowboys wins at the Intel University Games Showcase

At last week’s Intel University Games Showcase(IUGS), held in conjunction with the ​annual Game Developers Game Conference (GDC), ETC student project team and their game, Beatstep Cowboys, won first place in Best Game Play and second place in visual quality. Twelve of the world’s top university game design programs demonstrated their best student projects and competed... Read more »

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ETC’s Schell Named HEVGA Fellow

Press Release:  https://hevga.org/fellows/ WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 27, 2017 Today, The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) proudly announces their Fellows program, inducting 30 scholars into their inaugural cohort of leaders in games in higher education. Established in 2017, The Higher Education Video Game Alliance Fellows program recognizes senior scholars in the games domain who... Read more »

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New reading app released: Reading Racer

Earlier this month, SeaShells Education launched Reading Racer, a free early childhood reading app.  Using speech recognition to help young children lean to read aloud fluently, the app features built-in speech recognition designed for iPhones and iPads, and provides young children (ages 5 to 8) with more than 200 short stories, poems, and jokes to... Read more »

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ETC at GDC 2017

At next week’s Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, the ETC will have a strong presence with alumni, faculty and over 40 students in attendance.  Here is a summary of the information gathered of the ETC participation. STUDENT PARTICIPATION Nikhil Kashyap, ETC 2017 Platinum winner for a narrative review he wrote on ‘The Walking... Read more »

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