ETC NEWS

ETC project game finalist for CHI PLAY 2017

ETC student project from the spring 2017 semester, Tiny, created a iPad game Angle Jungle: An Educational Game about Angles that has been recently named a finalist in the Student Game Design Competition for CHI PLAY 2017. The competition received a record 28 submissions this year from around the world. The competition chairs convened a... Read more »

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ETC at The 2017 Games for Change Festival

As a Community Sponsor of the 2017 Games for Change Festival the ETC will have quite a few students, alumni and faculty at the festival in New York City, July 31 – August 2.  Festival goers will discover how games can impact education, healthcare, research, civics and social issues.   Again this year, the G4C... Read more »

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ETC at SIGGRAPH

Each year at the SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ETC students, alumni, faculty and staff are involved.  Here is a summary of where you could run into some ETCers in Los Angeles July 31 to August 3, 2017. Student Volunteers Jenny Liu (2018), Yiro Qi (2018), Umang Wadhwa (2018),  and Sharon (Shuang)... Read more »

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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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