Team Thunder Egg

January 28th, 2015 posted by goksugur

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Thunder Egg is working with the Office of the Chief Creative Officer (OCCO) at Electronic Arts (EA)  to create an innovative gameplay experience for their connected TV platform.

The team is in a unique situation because they are one division of a larger team, collaborating with the other division, Team Legato, located at the Entertainment Technology Center’s Pittsburgh campus.  In total, we are 14 team members working together from opposite ends of the country, but we are connected by our passion to create an exciting and innovative game.

Our mission is to create a multiplayer experience that engages players equally through the smart device they use as a controller, and the action taking place on the TV.

Team Members : Christian Karrs, Goksu Ugur, Jimin Song, Julia Wu, Lilian Qian, Micheal Lee

3D Crumbs

January 28th, 2015 posted by yujungl

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3D Crumbs is creating a revolutionary gameplay experience on the Google Tango Device over a span of fifteen weeks.

This experience will serve as an example of the next generation of mobile games by making use of the Tango’s motion tracking and depth sensing capabilities.

We are excited to explore and create this new type of experience, so that people can begin to understand and enjoy the roles of space and motion in gameplay.

Stone Librande’s Game Design Class

January 20th, 2015 posted by carl

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Stone Librande (stonetronix.com) is teaching his Game Design class for us again this semester. Six of our current students are taking the class as an elective, and three of our alums are spending their Saturdays with the group, too. The class is half lecture and learning, and half making and playing.

This photo was taken after the first class where everyone worked together to create a game played in rolling chairs around a conference room table. The final rules are on the white board after having been written, tested, changed and rewritten many times. Lots of fun and a bit tired from all the rolling.

Welcome Spring 2015 Students

January 19th, 2015 posted by carl

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Here’s our new batch! Sixteen students this semester working on three different projects (details coming soon). All of them are fourth semester students, so this is their last semester at ETC and CMU.

Fall 2014 Final Presentations

December 12th, 2014 posted by carl

We had 21 guests join us for this semester’s Final Presentations on Monday 12/8.

Click through for videos of the talks.