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American University Game Center

AU Game Center is a unique multi-disciplinary academic research center operating through a partnership between the School of Communication and the College of Arts & Sciences with core activities of the center are clustered in three interlocking areas:

1) World-class academic programs exploring games and interactive media in a variety of contexts that are based on experiential education approaches and innovative production experiences; 2) Critical research, artistic exploration, and in-depth analysis of games as a media form; and 3) Field-defining service and policy initiatives as they pertain to games and game education.

Scorched Earth

Team Name

About the game:

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Bradley University, Department of Interactive Media

The Department of Interactive Media at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois is home to over 300 students in 5 majors (Animation, Game Art, Game Design, User Experience Design, and Music Composition for Video Games) alongside a Master’s Program in Game Design and Development.

Bradley University’s game design program has been nationally ranked almost since its inception. Our game design curriculum is built to give students as much practical, real world applicable experience as possible. During their time at Bradley, students develop anywhere from ten to twenty different games in a variety of genres and in team sizes ranging from solo efforts to teams of over twenty developers.

Clark University, Becker School of Design and Technology

Clark was founded in 1887 as one of the first all-graduate institutions in the country. Today, Clark promotes a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within the context of a research experience that addresses challenges on a global scale.

We are a powerhouse in game design and technology. The Princeton Review ranks our undergraduate Game Design program No. 4 in the world and our Master of Fine Arts program No. 7.

Gain the skills you need to enter high-growth fields in interactive media and build a successful career in a rapidly changing technology industry.

Sweetland Slumber Party

Ulm’s team

About the game:

No description given

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Falmouth University Games Academy

Creating unique games means working in a unique way. So we anticipate the future of the games and computing industry, and collaborate with skill sets from across the creative world.

As a game, app or immersive content developer, you’ll have the chance to work with actors in motion capture suites, game artists, writers, composers, and business experts who can train you to market and profit from your games while you’re studying.

Animal Retribution

The Brie Team

About the game:

Animal Retribution is a couch co-op, wave based third-person shooter centered around a group of animals during a bloody uprising against their tyrannical farmer overlords. Play as a number of different animals, utilizing their weapons and abilities to defend your barn from the enemies attacks. Animal Retribution can be played by up to 4 players in local co-op, rewarding the use of teamwork to help the animals achieve their goal of a free world.

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Circuit Hearts

Snow8all Studios

About the game:

Circuit Hearts is a Side Scrolling CO-OP platformer where you and a friend venture through a once familiar world in pursuit of an enigmatic signal.

Along the way, solve puzzles with the unique talents of each character or combine into one form to utilise the specialties of each, explore new vibrant environments and discover more about the two little robots with a big journey and the signal that leads them.

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Seal Ordeal

About the game:

Bounce into a delightful adventure with Seal Ordeal, a 3D retro-inspired cosy platformer that puts you in the flippers of an adorable seal! On land, your only means of movement is bouncing, but don’t worry! You’ll use your platforming skills to navigate the world around you and collect postcards to bring back to your selkie friend. That’s not all, on your travels keep an eye out for shinies, a valuable currency that can be used to purchase a variety of cosmetics from the shop.

Can you overcome each obstacle in your path and prove that you have what it takes to be a seal outta water? There’s only one way to find out, jump in and get bouncing!

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Eternal Championship

Snail King

About the game:

Eternal Championship is a class-based platform fighter, where 2-4 combatants compete in a series of chaotic deathmatches. 

In teams or free-for-all, battle in unique environments that change the rules of engagement wreaking havoc on the battlefield.

Will you be crowned victor?

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About the game:

Milieu is a Vertical Slice, Puzzle, Adventure game where you the player swap between a boy and his pet cat to complete puzzles and topple the elites!

The Setting:

Milieu is set in a dystopian 1920s France, post WW1 where AI was used to cause a tech advancement that caused issues for the people around and there livelihoods, within this demo you will explore the catacombs of this setting!

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Corruption of Arcana

Moonsoon Games

About the game:

Gather your cards, weapons and potions because the corruption is growing stronger. Push into the heart of the realm and find the source of this terrible plague.

Traverse the world in this 2.5D tarot-themed RPG card combat deck builder. Find new items and discover new lands.

Anything is possible when fortune favours the bold.

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Vanishing Point Studio

About the game:

In Neverpoint the player controls Soul, a being made of pure love, navigating the precarious planets of the timeless universe by using special abilities and unique movement to move from platform to platform. Each planet they’ll visit embodies a specific negative emotion. Jealousy, Hatred, Apathy, Depression and many more feelings of equal severity infest the universe, and it’s up to Soul to push through it all to reach their goal of finding another of their kind. Will love prevail, or will Soul succumb to the negativity that has been wrought in this timeless universe of emotions?

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Ghost Leak

About the game:

Play as Gin, a skilled Engineer tasked by the Monarch to investigate an abandoned research facility known as The Cradle. Using a technologically enhanced gauntlet, Gin can learn to manipulate gravity and traverse the facility’s expansive and complex architecture. With suspicions of a failing experiment, and the warning signs of an impending disaster, it’s up to you to delve deep into The Cradle and repair an experimental device before it unleashes its cataclysmic force upon the world.

“Take gravity into your own hands.”

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Split Polarity

Ball Bois

About the game:

Combining the beloved ball-navigated maze genre with a dangerous dose of arcade anarchy, two scientists spin through strange matters of black holes and forbidden manifolds.

Compete to score as many points as possible by manipulating quantumly questionable mazes to guide your atoms into various temporal anomalies… For science!

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Squeak Your Last

Squeak Your Last

About the game:

In this local co-op puzzle-platformer, grab a friend and become Salt and Pepper, the twin assassin mice of prophecy. Destined to end the bloody war between humans and mice, you must collect peanuts to give the tyrannical Prince Nicholas a deadly allergic reaction – or not! But first, you will face a myriad of puzzles that will test your wits and leave you scratching your whiskers. The Kingdom of Rodentia is counting on you, so cheese don’t fail!

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Spirit Sweeper

Strange Folk Studios

About the game:

Join teenager Reenie and their spirit companion Oose as you start your (soon to be) successful spiritsweeping business. Explore houses, clear away spirit mess and deck out your treehouse!

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Survival of the Cutest

Away From Home

About the game:

When bunny rabbit Jane Doe’s tea party is interrupted by an unrelenting action figure, it is up to you to guide her to safety.

Navigate a dollhouse, whose twisting halls hold your doom. Complete tasks for your allies to work towards your escape. Fend off your pursuer by throwing things at him, be it lampshades or your old friends. As Jane’s world of tea and scones is transformed into a doll-eat-doll world, it’s time she learns that only the ruthless will survive.

Survival of the Cutest is a dark comedy love letter to the old school survival horror genre. Produced by Away From Home, a team of third-year game development students, it is forged from a mutual love of horror and a morbid fascination with the ‘cruelty is the only option’ trope. Explore our adorable game full of classic survival horror mechanics, and do what it takes to survive! We’ll see you on the other side, soldier.

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The O’Led Case Files: Starship Stranded

Synth Cat Studios

About the game:

The O’Led Casefiles: Starship Stranded is a single player comedy mystery game.

Explore an abandoned spaceship, investigate and interact with items, read logs, meet the robots left behind, and solve the mystery of the S.U.S Mongoose.

Can you figure out what happened to the crew or will you lose out on your company paycheck?

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Miami University

The Department of Emerging Technology in Business and Design (ETBD) explores how new technology can effect positive change in almost any aspect of society. The program, strongly transdisciplinary, comprises faculty from the worlds of business and design, obviously, but also from data science, engineering, programming, the arts, and the humanities.

The program offers two undergraduate degrees, one in ETBD and one in Games + Simulation. The Master in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technology (MEET) brings together innovators from all academic backgrounds in order to gain the marketable skills required by top employers and become a well-rounded leader who excels in both entrepreneurship and emerging technology.

Graduates of the undergraduate and graduate programs often find themselves working as startup founders, digital marketers, growth hackers, social media marketers, UX designers, and more.

Michigan State University, Department of Media and Information


At one of the world’s leading research universities, you’ll have access to life-changing opportunities, powerful resources and a supportive, inclusive community. Are you ready to join the next generation of Spartans?

The Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University is housed within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. It is host to the top-ranked game development program in the nation among public universities.

Northeastern University

Experience is at the heart of everything we do.

Founded in 1898, we’re renowned for our experiential learning model, high-impact research, deep partnerships, and worldwide reach. From day one we’ve pursued innovative ways of teaching and research that place a premium on experience and engagement with the world. Today, our signature approach erases traditional boundaries, empowering not only students, but faculty, alumni, partners, and innovators to solve problems and pursue impact.

Games at Northeastern University combines both the creative practice of making games with the rigorous study of those games and their players. Students engage in small and large-scale game development and participate in games research alongside our distinguished faculty.

NYU Game Center

The NYU Game Center is the Department of Game Design at the Tisch School of the Arts. Our mission is to graduate the next generation of game designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and critics, and to advance the field of games by creating a context for advanced scholarship and groundbreaking work.

Purdue University

Whether you want to contribute to blockbuster AAA titles, study virtual reality, or use gaming to help with medical therapies, Purdue University’s game development and design major has a place for you. Purdue has been a leader in preparing students for careers in the games and animation industries. Alumni have worked for EA Games, Riot Games, and more.

Because our professors are interested in new ideas and uses for computer games, they will help you stretch your imagination throughout the program. You will take classes in video game design and development, animation, visualization, rendering and programming.

At Purdue, a gaming degree provides the STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) that’s in demand today. Your studies will include trigonometry, calculus, and physics. And because employers also desire graduates who are well rounded, our game studies program also includes courses in economics, psychology, and English.

The final result? You will be a career-ready graduate who knows how to prototype games and game systems and who can consider their impact on society.

Research projects open to undergraduate students have focused on the use of games for sustainable energy, therapy and medicine, entertainment, information visualization and more.

Cyber Rail

Torn Ace Studios

Gawr Gura: Quest for Bread

lost bits

Studio Mabbit


Reversed: Ken’s Chapter

About the game:

University of Miami, Department of Interactive Media

The Department of Interactive Media offers tomorrow’s visual storytellers and and innovators a complete curricular experience in critical understanding and effective creation of contemporary interactive design. Our programs are designed to prepare a new generation in the field of transmedia and interaction design with a mission to explore the creative uses of narrative, documentary, technology, design and human behavior to entertain, impact, augment, and influence how people communicate.

USC Games

Recognized as one of the top game design programs in North America by the Princeton Review, USC Games represents an exciting collaboration between the School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division and the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. Incorporating elements of design, artistry, production and engineering, USC Games offers an utterly unique educational experience for students, and serves as the launching pad for them to play significant roles in the game design field. With rigorous, hands-on instruction from master designers, producers, engineers and working professionals in the industry, students have an unprecedented level of opportunity to delve into every aspect of creating games for a global audience.

A Pigeon Tale


The Bloobo Company


Bookpacking LA: A Single Man


Crab Rhapsody

Team Crabby



Private Void Studio

Last Broadcast

The Last Broadcast Team

Leg Buddies

Mango Goes to Mewsic School



Solar Crash

Charlie Heatherly & JT Torrea

Spooky Scavenger


Team Swingggggg

Try Again

the rejects


Abertay University

Abertay University is the home to Europe’s oldest games degree, and consistently ranked among the top places in Europe to learn game design and development, with five undergraduate and two graduate degree programmes, spanning two divisions within the School of Design and Informatics.

A Leap Through Time


Boy-Man: Descent into the Pit of Sorrows

Stolen Cat

About the game:

‘Boy-Man Descent into the Pit of Sorrows’ is a dungeon crawling, turn-based strategy game where you take control of four characters with unique abilities and progress through a never-ending cave of foes in order to fulfill the desires of each party member.

Power, Purpose, Prosperity or Peace, what are you in the cave for?

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Comet Culling


Daydreams from the Spirited Sea

Games for Gooder


Raccoon Rocket Factory


Fireside Tales

Interstellar Dominion

Michael Eaton

About the game:

Interstellar Dominion is an open world game set in space. Two factions are at war, the Vanguard, and the Empyrean. The actions you take will determine what faction you belong to. As if this wasn’t enough of a mess pirates are out looking to turn any ship they see into scrap to sell.

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Lion Dancer


About the game:

Void Rally is a VR Space Arcade game in which you can compete with other players locally to record the best time it takes you to complete the track. It features fully interactive controls that can be used with the VR controllers.

Use the throttle and joystick to control the ship and the handbrake to quickly turn in another direction. Make use of your flying skills in VR to get the best time and record yourself on the leaderboard.

Disclaimer: A PCVR Headset supporting Windows is required to play this game.

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Nancy Glue: The Silver Screen Scandal

Suddenly! Boats? Studios

About the game:

Play through a funny detective noir story as seen through the eyes of a child.

Solve logic puzzles and find items to locate the culprit.

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Neon Nights

About the game:

Welcome to Novius! Have you been looking for a game that is reminiscent of the early day platformers. From Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, to Super Mario Galaxy – you will have to look no further. 

Novius is centered on accessibility for players in a way that doesn’t restrict the core functionality of the game. The experience will be able to be enjoyed by both people who require accessibility options and those who don’t.

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Numskulls take an exam

Weird Pigeon Studios


Cloud Kelpie



Songs of Sugar

Realworld Studios

Space Nomads

Wombat Rampage


Team Guaca Mole Games

The Cordoba Journey

Luminous Sheep

The Healing Tree

The Taywild

About the game:

The Great Dream Tree is covered with brambles and weeds, and you just so happen to have the power to clear them away. Traverse the branches of the tree, help its residents with their woes and decorate any space of it you want to! Together, through willpower and empathy, you and the residents can not only heal yourselves, but the tree itself.

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The Revenge List

Catalyst Games

Void Rally

Saint Street Studios

About the game:

Void Rally is a VR Space Arcade game in which you can compete with other players locally to record the best time it takes you to complete the track. It features fully interactive controls that can be used with the VR controllers.

Use the throttle and joystick to control the ship and the handbrake to quickly turn in another direction. Make use of your flying skills in VR to get the best time and record yourself on the leaderboard.

Disclaimer: A PCVR Headset supporting Windows is required to play this game.

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Zombies: Serve and Volley

Raccoon Mochi Games

ArtCenter College of Design

Entertainment designers bring stories to life by creating conceptual worlds, memorable animated characters and immersive gaming experiences.

A successful career in Entertainment Design requires a fertile imagination, an understanding of the technological tools used to invent new realities and the ability to conceptualize within the parameters of a given story. Our alumni work in the fields of animation, video games, theme park design, film and television.

ArtCenter’s Entertainment Design department offers three tracks:
– Concept focuses on the skills and creative ability required of entertainment industry concept designers
– Animation develops students in the disciplines of character animation, storyboarding, modeling, art direction, and lighting for 3D and 2D animation
– Game Design prepares students to create and convey game concepts through prototyping and production for multiple platforms

DePaul University, Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media

DePaul University’s game programs are housed within the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), a unique, collaborative college that is home to the Schools of Design, Computing, and Cinematic Arts. Students work and learn together in interdisciplinary teams of artists, programmers, producers, writers, and sound designers, mastering the iterative development process and creating polished experiences. They build a portfolio showcasing their skills developing AAA, indie, and art games, as well as transformative play experiences on established and emerging platforms.

CDM offers state-of-the-art, pioneering facilities including the new Jarvis Student Center for Innovation and Collaboration, which houses an XR suite and DePaul Originals Game Studio; a Virtual and Augmented Design Lab, two makerspaces; and gameplay, research and development, and playtesting labs. Students are encouraged to take part in several student gaming organizations, DePaul’s Esports Center, and the game/animation study abroad program in Japan.

DePaul is a Top Game Design School according to both the Princeton Review and Animation Career Review.

Dad Joke Simulator


Final Hour

Team Final Hour

Sunrise City

Kent State University at Tuscarawas

Offering a comprehensive curriculum that integrates technology training with critical thinking and artistic development, Kent State University’s Animation Game Design program encourages students to explore games in the context of traditional arts, time-based media, and design. Accredited through the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD), the AGD program emphasizes critical and creative thinking while helping students develop the technological and professional skills they’ll need to excel after graduation.

Students in the AGD program receive hands-on instruction in collaborative environments from award-winning faculty active in the game industry. Through classwork, internships, and various opportunities to display their work, students learn not only how to make games, but how games can reach diverse audiences and serve various purposes, from games for social impact, to commercial games, to games for education. Learn more about the Animation Game Design program at Kent State University and check out some recent student work!

Algae Boom!

Team Erie

Heck Of A Lot

Joe Phillabaum, Dan Early, Alan Parmeter

Project Apophenia

Team Cosmic

The Gray

Gray Team


Jed Girard, Joseph Murray, Marissa Siegert, Billy Whitt

University of Tulsa

The Computer Simulation and Gaming (CSG) program in the Tandy School of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa, provides students with a hands-on, project-based, leading-edge curriculum that combines the multiple disciplines of computer science, art, music, film, and storytelling. Throughout their studies, CSG students will develop skills in game programming, 3D graphics, animation, 2D & 3D level design, game mechanics, and gameplay.

Breach Protocol VR

Fractured Star Studios

Overstimulation Simulation

Ava Fritts

Final Count

Bridget Kurr

VR Nursing Training Sim

CSG Research Team

Entertainment Arts & Engineering

The Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) Program at the University of Utah is a top-ranked program in video game education and research and is a national leader in the nascent discipline of games. The program is contributing to the definition of a new interdisciplinary informatics field that deeply integrates art, humanities, social science and computational research and practice. Our diverse faculty have expertise in every facet of game creation, and we have consulted with top industry professionals to build a one-of-a-kind learning experience in game development.


Columbus College of Art & Design, Game Art & Design

Go from player to maker.

In our new Game Art & Design major, you will be able to share and build games created through your unique perspective. You’ll learn everything game-making, from introductory coding to playable prototypes. You’ll develop the game art and game design skills and build the confidence you need to create both digital and physical game-ready assets alongside emerging trends in augmented and virtual technologies. Our program will give you access to a diverse community of students and local creators, visiting practitioners, and expert guidance from CCAD faculty across disciplines. As a Game Art & Design major, you’ll learn how to build environments intended for player exploration, storytelling, and immersive gameplay. You’ll be engaged with community game forums and have the opportunity to participate in hackathons, regional game festivals, and expos. In Game Art & Design, you’ll collaborate, connect, create, and play with your peers and those in the game industry.

Our graduates will be prepared with the skills needed to succeed across a growing industry. The Game Art & Design curriculum intends to prepare students for many possible career outcomes including independent production artists, interactive media artists, colorists, concept artists, 2D or 3D asset creators, production virtual and augmented reality artists, game designers, and play testers.

Indiana University Bloomington

Whether your goal is to create games to entertain, to teach or to help society understand the world’s problems, Indiana University’s game design degree gives a well-rounded base on which to build a future career. Emphasizing both technical and creative aspects of game design, our program teaches how to transform ideas into a compelling reality as part of the next generation of video game creators. The game design program is part of the Media School, which is where you want to be if your passion is making, telling, researching, or analyzing stories.


Sleepy Siren Studios LLC

Erin and the Otherworld

Druor LLC


Unherd Of, LLC

The Little Witch Shop: New in Town

Paper Koi Studios

Michigan Technological University

Computing touches everything.

Michigan Technological University is a flagship public research university founded in 1885. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Join the inventors, engineers, coders, and innovators of tomorrow here at Michigan Tech. Because tomorrow needs AI experts, cybersecurity specialists, and visionaries who champion big data and grand challenges. The future needs you. Look ahead to the College of Computing.

Santa Monica College

At Santa Monica College, our students are the change agents who will bring the next wave of design technology to fruition. Courses across entertainment technology, interaction design, architecture, graphic design and interior architectural design draw insight from experienced faculty including industry professionals, who use current technology to solve real world problems.

Located in the heart of Silicon Beach, the new Center for Media & Design unites all SMC programs focused on preparing students for careers in the rapidly evolving media, design, and technology fields.

Instructors focus on job-specific skills that employers value including:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Decision making
  • Fluency in industry software and technology applications

We offer a range of education options including Associate in Science degrees and certificate programs across many concentrations.

Sheridan College, Honours Bachelor of Game Design

Game Design program focus on providing applied, real-world skill development. Assignments and class work focus on case studies, simulations and lab projects. Students will also complete a Co-op Work Term within the industry. The final semesters in the program are project-based, in which students work in teams to develop a game.

Chipp: A Sub-Par Adventure

Scrum Zero

Circuit Breakout: Dual Polarity




Essentia Omnia

Plate of Meal


Clover Tea Games


Cat Stone


The Hellstew Collective

Dead Line Terminal

Cat Stone


Six Guys

The Last Forest Guardian

Aces & Jokers

Slap The Dead

VR Corner

Spellcasting for Dummies

Pocketsand Studios

Wizard In The Weeds

Team Weed

Department of Computer Science, Western University

Established in 1964, the Department of Computer Science at Western has developed strong academic and research programs to become one of the leading establishments in its field. Our faculty are the recipients of many teaching and research awards. Undergraduates can specialize in computer science and pick up a minor in gaming, software engineering, theoretical computer science and applications in computer science. Undergraduates in other disciplines can major or minor in computer science. There are many industrial and research opportunities for our undergraduate students.

Our department is active in both the traditional research areas of computer science and emerging areas. The quality and diversity of the Department’s research activities is internationally recognized. The Department is supported with research grants from a number of sources including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ontario Research Fund (ORF) and MITACS. Our researchers are involved in several collaborative initiatives both within the university and with external university and industrial partners.

The Department has strong international and industrial links, with connections to other universities and companies in London, across North America and Europe. This provides opportunities for students to involve themselves in exchange programs, or engage in work with researchers in other countries.

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