ETC NEWS

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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Shipbreakers at the 11th Green Film Festival in Seoul, Korea

“Shipbreakers” a film by Paul Goodman, ETC assistant teaching professor Ralph Vituccio and Tom Clancey was recently screened at the 11th edition of the Green Film Festival.  The festival in Seoul has been the one and only environmental film festival in Korea and the biggest one in Asia and dedicated to introduce and promote environmentally... Read more »

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Student game now used to help teach social skills

The game Way, made in the fall  2010 semester by Chris Bell, Cynthia (Zhixin) Jiang. Hugo Shih, Katherine Rubenstein, Walt Destler and Paulwei Wang is now being used to teach social skills. “Way is an interesting experimental game that makes collaboration and communication crucial to success. In the game, pairs of students guide watch other... Read more »

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EA Fellowship winners announced!

The ETC Faculty have selected Goksu Ugur and Etaba Assigana as the recipients of the E.A. ETC Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Recipients of the fellowship receive a stipend for the academic year to help support their graduate studies. The E.A. ETC Fellowship was established in 2005 by Electronic Arts to encourage diversity in the... Read more »

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Heather Kelley joins ETC Faculty

We’re excited to announce that Heather Kelley is joining the ETC faculty as an Assistant Teaching Professor. She is an internationally renowned veteran game designer, digital artist, and media curator, who brings a wealth of diverse creative expertise in experimental game design, artistic interactive installations and playful aesthetic experiences. In 2013, Inc. magazine named Heather... Read more »

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ETC at Games for Change

Team Ursa is developing a live outdoor game experience to be played by a large group of people at the Games for Change Festival being held in New York City in spring 2014. Games for Change as an organization has been dedicated to catalyzing social impact through games since 2004. The festival provides a great... Read more »

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ETC Students to Showcase Locanimals at CMU Spring Carnival

PITTSBURGH – On April 10-12, the students behind the ETC pitch project Locanimals will be at Carnegie Mellon’s Spring Carnival to introduce the game’s new quest feature. Locanimals combines a creature battling game with a check-in system, so that where the player goes in the world affects the world of the game. The new quest... Read more »

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