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Alumni Updates – November 2016

We love hearing from the going’s on of our ETC alumni and recently we heard from Ray Mazza (03), Arseniy Klishin (14) and Ira Fay (04). Ray Mazza writes “I recently launched an independent tablet & phone game – Merge Dragons – which I’ve been developing solo for nearly 3 years since I left the... Read more »

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Student Game Design winners!

Over the past few weeks our students have won design and people’s choice awards at international conferences for their work at the ETC. The ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY): The spring 2015 project team Kalpana, and their interactive experience ‘Injustice’ was awarded the People’s Choice award in the Student... Read more »

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Shipbreakers Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shipbreakers Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Feature Pittsburgh, PA, 2016 –Paul Goodman, ETC faculty member Ralph Vituccio, and Tom Clancy (USA), Shipbreakers, Documentary Feature has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for an eye-opening documentary... Read more »

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“Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat: Intersectional Perspectives and Inclusive Designs in Gaming,”

ETC Press is excited to announce the release of “Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat: Intersectional Perspectives and Inclusive Designs in Gaming,” Yasmin B. Kafai, Gabriela T. Richard, Brendesha M. Tynes, et al. In Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat, the third edited volume in the series that includes From Barbie to Mortal Kombat and Beyond Barbie... Read more »

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ETC at SIGGRAPH 2016

Once again the ETC students and alumni will be showing their work at this year’s SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, California July 24-28 .  If you are in attendance at this year’s conference, make sure to stop by and see or listen to their work.  ETC student work: In the VR VILLAGE Garden: Mixed Reality From... Read more »

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ETC Faculty member featured in MIT Technology Review

ETC Faculty member Heather Kelley is featured in an article that looks at using taste and smell to play video games. “These technologies have enormous potential for changing the way we play games—imagine savoring pixelated feasts or sniffing out stinky monsters before they attack—but incorporating taste and smell into games goes beyond just building better... Read more »

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ETC at Games for Change Festival

At this year’s Game for Change Festival, the ETC student project Ignite will showcase their theatrical game experience, Give Me Your Gun on Friday, June 24 • 3:15pm – 4:00pm.   Give Me Your Gun attempts to bring a game designer’s sensibility of player agency and interactivity into the world of live theater.  The closest thing to... Read more »

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Serious Games Gold Award Winner

Congratulations to the ETC student team True North, their interactive experience, FINE LINE, was just named a Gold Metal Winner at the 2016 International Serious Play Awards! The game is an interactive experience for students at Carnegie Mellon University, addressing academic integrity, on and beyond campus life.  Presented in the form of a web-based, illustrated... Read more »

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ETC in CREATE 2016 Best of the Creative Industries

ETC student projects work: Injustice, Decisions that Matter, Imago and VR Rehearsal App for Public Speaking have been named in the Top Ten Education + Gaming Projects of the Year for Create 2016’s Best of the Creative Industries. The CREATE Festival, presented by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, in Partnership with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers... Read more »

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ETC participates in TODASTW

ETC faculty members Mike Christel and Brenda Harger participated in yesterday’s Take Your Daughters and Sons to Word Day on CMU’s main campus. They shared the importance if improvisational acting in fostering teamwork and increasing listening skills. They also discussed game design principles behind common card games.   Thanks Mike and Brenda.  

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