Team Trainwreck Games Wins Game Jam Competition at E3

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Trainwreck Games, consisting of grad students Pedro Cori, Alexander Formoso, and Cong Liu, recently won $10,000 as the winner of the Social Connection GameJam, a game design competition sponsored by the AARP and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The competition, held in conjunction with the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s largest computer and video game event, challenged […]

Erin Swink Chosen as Creative Director for Master’s Program

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The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz has hired acclaimed independent game developer Erin Robinson Swink to be the creative director of the master’s degree program in games and playable media offered at UCSC’s Silicon Valley Center. The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz has hired acclaimed independent game developer Erin […]

GPM MS Alumni’s Game Nominated for Indiecade Award

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Recent GPM graduate Akira Thompson is an award finalist at this year’s Indiecade Festival for his game &maybethewontkillyou.  The annual event showcases and recognizes independent developers for their innovations in interactive artistry.  Akira’s game, which was also featured at IndieCade’s Showcase @E3 2015, is a live-action experience that examines the nature of police violence and what it […]

UC Santa Cruz to Host Natives in Game Dev Gathering

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Natives in Game Dev Gathering Friday, May 22, 9:00am-5:00pmUniversity of California Santa Cruz Extension2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054 RSVP on Eventbrite With the recent overwhelming reception of Never Alone developed by the Cook Inlet Tribal Council with E-Line Media, it’s clear that Indigenous games are on the rise. The Natives in Game Dev […]