2023 Alumni Award Winner, Christine Barnes

We are happy to announce the 2023 Alumni Award Winner is Christine Barnes from the ETC class of 2011. The ETC Alumni Award is given to honor an alum who exemplifies leadership and innovation in entertainment technology fields through their engaging and inspiring work. Christine will join us on Sunday the ETC diploma ceremony to... Read more »

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Future Forgers wins at IEEE Games SIG 2023

On Sunday April 16, the ETC student team Future Forgers presented their game, Project Ecotopia before a panel of judges as part of the 2023 IEEE GameSIG Intercollegiate Computer Game Competition Showcase. The showcase featured the top 10 entries submitted to present their work for the final round of the competition. This year’s showcase was... Read more »

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Neil Druckmann, ETC Class of 2005 One of the 2023 Tartans on the Rise

Story by Elizabeth Speed, originally featured as part of CMU’s Tartans on the Rise Campaign. Driving Entertainment with Great Stories Words That Stuck “(Distinguished Professor of the Practice at CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center) Jesse Schell gives a final lecture on the last day of class where he talks about pushing for strong, good qualities... Read more »

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ETC Festival 2022

The ETC Festival is an event hosted at the end of the fall semester at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center where the projects, films, games and interactive experiences created by the student teams throughout the semester are showcased in a carnival-like atmosphere. We were happy to have guests back in the building this year... Read more »

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Civic Engagement Student Summit

The Civic Engagement Summit will feature break-out sessions on topics such as philanthropy and community partnership building as well as a keynote address from Asi Burak (CMU 2006), the chief business officer of Tilting Point, a world-leading game publisher, and chairman of Games for Change, which focuses on how the world can use games and immersive... Read more »

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SpaceBull Nova wins Gold

We are proud to announce the student created game, SpaceBull Nova, is a Gold Winner in the Healthcare / Medical / Pharmaceutical / Nursing student game category at the 2022 International Serious Play Awards. The EyeDeal team, who created the game, is excited and humbled to receive this honor. During the fall 2021 Team Members: Ryan... Read more »

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ETC Class of 2022

On Sunday May 15, 2022 the ETC honored 42 students as we held the 2022 Diploma Ceremony at Heinz Field. Following dinner, with fellow classmates, family, ETC faculty and the staff, the latest group of ETC alumni received their Master of Entertainment Technology degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. During the ceremony, this year’s ETC Alumni... Read more »

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Jonathan Walton joins the ETC

We are delighted to welcome our newest faculty member, Jonathan Walton to the ETC! Jonathan is an award-winning indie game designer, a former China policy analyst, and a teacher and scholar focused on critical analysis of science, technology, and media. He is excited to begin a new role as an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s renowned... Read more »

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ETC Game Guided by Global Goals

This article originally appeared on the CMU new site: April 20, 2022 By Michael Henninger Welcome to Shapetopia, a virtual city conceived by six Carnegie Mellon University students. As the new mayor(s) of this city within a video game, players will partake in policy decisions — limited only by their resources — to discover how... Read more »

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CMU Projects Sleuth Secret Printers, Teach Shakespeare in VR

This article was featured on CMU’s news site and written by Stefanie Johndrow and was edited for the ETC site. Original article: “The number one way to understand Shakespeare is to attend a live performance. It is really essential to try to get students outside of the classroom and get the real feel,” Wittek... Read more »

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