Posts Categorized: General News

Student game now used to help teach social skills

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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 »

Drew Davidson to give opening keynote at the Game+Learning+Society Conference

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Drew Davidson is giving the opening keynote at the 10th annual Games+Learning+Society Conference  in Madison, WI.     It’s an interesting time to look back to see what has been done with games and education and the impact we’ve had in society, but even more, it’s important to look forward and challenge ourselves on what we… Read more »

EA Fellowship winners announced!

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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 »

Heather Kelley joins ETC Faculty

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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 »

ETC at Games for Change

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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 »

ETC Students to Showcase Locanimals at CMU Spring Carnival

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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 »

Student project wins two Telly Awards

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The spring 2013 student project Stardust, the 3D animated movie short “Where’s Miss Merry?”  was awarded two Silver Telly Awards, the first one in the Student Category and the second one in the Sound/Sound Design category. Congratulations to the Stardust team: alumni  Colin Tan (13), Noah Alzayer (13), Ricardo Merchan (13), and current students Chenxin… Read more »

FUNDED! ETC student’s independent study reaches its Kickstarter goal

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ETC Student Paul Navarro has a lofty goal for his independent study this semester.  Paul has taken on making a ‘dramedy’ television pilot set in Pittsburgh. Not only did the team wrap up shooting this weekend, they also reached their Kickstarter goal.  Congratulations to Paul and the rest of the ‘Burghatory’ team!

Student wins Telly Award

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ETC student Yue Zhu’s short film, “SHE”, won a bronze award at the 2014 Telly Awards. Yue wrote and directed the film as a project for her Advanced Video class. The film was shot by fellow ETC student Chen Yang and stars ETC students Erica Hampson and alum Noreen Durkin. The film tells a doppelganger… Read more »

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