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It Takes Two at Meanigful Play

ETC students Kiran George, Xiao Li, Yuxi Zhang along with ETC alum Albert Shish (14), Yue Zhu (14) and Yimang Lin (14) and the game they made for the fall 2013 project Epiphany has been accepted for presentation at Meaningful Play 2014. The Game, It Takes Two, is a co-op puzzle platformer for 2 players. ... Read more »

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ETC at the White House Educational Game Jam

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) was a big part of the White House Educational Game Jam this past weekend. The Jam was sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Education, and kicked off early in the morning on September 6, 2014 in the creative offices of Learning... Read more »

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Pillow Castle mentioned as one to watch

In an article originally published on Business News Daily, ETC student pitch project, Pillow Castle is mentioned as one of the six up-and-coming video game startups to watch for. Pillow Castle is a five-person team developing a first-person puzzle video game titled the Museum of Simulation Technology.  The game has already been named a finalist... Read more »

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More kudos for Shipbreakers

Shipbreakers, directed by ETC faculty member Ralph Vituccio, Tom Clancey and the late Carnegie Mellon University Professor Paul Goodman has just won the Best Feature Award in the Documentary Category in The World International Film Festival (TWIFF) in San Francisco.   TWIFF is an advocate of social change, and they aim to educate, inspire, and empower... Read more »

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Going to SIGGRAPH?

If you are going to SIGGRAPH2014 in Vancouver, there should be plenty of ETC folks to see.  If you are in the EXPO stop by booth #540 –  to see Rebecca and Susan. Also, there will be some student alumni and faculty representation there too. SIGGRAPH Student Volunteers Rachina Ahuja Roma Dave Sai Shashank Kiramkonda... Read more »

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New books from ETC alumni

ETC alumni Brian Schrank (05) and Jeremy Gibson (07) recently have written books on video games. Brian’s book, Avant-garde Videogames: Playing with Technoculture looks at avant-garde videogames: “The avant-garde challenges or leads culture; it opens up or redefines art forms and our perception of the way the world works. In this book, Brian Schrank describes... Read more »

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ETC Spin-off One of 16 Alumni Startups Receive Investment From Carnegie Mellon’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund

From a CMU press release we learned that ETC spin-off company, Digital Dream Labs will receive an investment along with personalized mentoring from CMU faculty and alumni Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF), administered by the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Read the full press release on Carnegie Mellon’s news.... Read more »

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ETC Alum speaking at INTETAIN

On July 10th  a recent ETC graduate Arseniy Klishin gave a presentation at the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment INTETAIN 2014, as a producer of a project Speak with Purpose by a team Kotodama Fruit Juice!  Arseniy also gave a short presentation about the project and conducted live demos at the section of the conference... Read more »

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ETC welcomes new alumni

On May 19, 2014 the ETC welcomed 93 new alumni with the department’s diploma ceremony held at Heinz Field.  Following a dinner with the graduates, faculty, the graduate’s guests and staff, each graduate received their diploma in recognition of the completion of the course of study for a Master of Entertainment Technology (MET). The ETC... Read more »

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ETC at Games for Change

ETC student Lisa Elkin sent this article on team URSA’s experience at Games for Change, thanks Lisa! Games for Change challenged team Ursa from the ETC to create a large outdoor game to be played in Washington Square Park as part of the Games for Change Festival in April 2014. The team decided to tackle... Read more »

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