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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Student project wins two Telly Awards

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 »

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

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!

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Student wins Telly Award

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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ETC at GDC 2014

ETC Booth #544 in South Hall STUDENT WORK Pillow Castle Our team (Pillow Castle) will be presenting at the Independent Games Festival Student Awards on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Intel Presents: on Thursday, and the Experimental Gameplay Workshop on Friday. Locanimal PL420 – GDC Play in North Hall, Wednesday – Friday or Read more »

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Top Dog and Puppet Master

This past week we had two ETCers make CMU’s front page. Top Dog, on Neil Druckmann (MET’05) and his award-winning work at Naughty Dog. Puppet Master, on Katie Correll (Expected MET’14) and her work with drama and robotics. Kudos!

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ETC Professor’s documentary wins Awards

ETC professor Ralph Vituccio’s documentary, SHIPBREAKERS, won won Best Documentary Feature, and Best Producer of a Feature Documentary, at the 2014 Madrid International Film Festival. It has also been accepted at the 2014 Lucerne International Film Festival in Switzerland and has also been accepted into the Documentary Features Competition at the 2014 Palm Beach International... Read more »

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ETC Project invited to speak at IEEEVR 2014.

This year, ETC Student project, Project Spearhead has been invited to hold a tutorial discussing their work with the Oculus Rift Developer’s Kit at IEEE VR 2014. The team will send Frank Hamilton and Tushar Arora to hold a 4 hour lecture on the lessons they learned developing for the device and what they believe... Read more »

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Student Game in the Independent Games Festival.

For the 3rd year in a row, the ETC has a student game in the Independent Games Festival. Albert Shih’s Museum of Simulation Technology, which led to the student pitch team, Pillow Castle, is in the IGF.  The Independent Games Festival has announced the eight Student Showcase winners for the 16th annual presentation of its... Read more »

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