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Lost & Found by Owen Gottlieb, Game launch

RIT professor launches table-top games to enhance people’s understanding of religion, ‘Lost and Found’ games aim to change the legal discourse about religious legal systems, increase collaboration and cooperation

The games, available at lostandfoundthegame.com, are distributed through RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios. Lost & Found is geared toward high school and college-aged students due to its level of strategic complexity. The second, Order in the Court – the Party Game,  is accessible for junior high students as well as older teens and adults.

 

MAGIC at Buffalo Museum of Science, After Hours Dance Party

Get back to your roots with the 8-, 16- and 64-bit sounds of youth. Step ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA and back to start. Link up with creative minds of Buffalo’s own chiptune performers and bounce to musical manipulations of Gameboys, and Nintendo ES. Special guests: SBthree, HangOnGetReady, Danimal Cannon, with visuals by CLD.
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Robert Mostyn Preforms Live at RIT STARfest

Rob Mostyn, MAGIC’s Digital Game Hub Coordinator, will be exhibiting his game, A Small Robot Story at RIT STARfest.  He will also be performing live music at the event in the evening.

Saturday, March 3rd – 12pm

https://starfest.ritstar.com/

MAGIC Hosts; Webelows from Cub Scout Pack 65 Boy Scouts of America

We had a great time hosting the Webelows from Cub Scout Pack 65 Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council last night! We facilitated a workshop to help them achieve an elective badge in game design. We had a blast and were super impressed with these future Rochester Institute of Technology students!

Coming Oct 18; Collaborative World Building For Writers and Gamers by Trent Hergenrader

So excited for one of our affiliates Trent Hergenrader! Congratulations, we’re looking forward to this release!

Celebrating 5 years of making MAGIC at RIT!

In honor of our 5th Birthday, the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity is hosting an “open house” with cake, punch and giveaways from Noon-2:00PM on Thursday, February 15 in our current Student Innovation Hall location. Talk with our staff, some of our students and see what we have made together over the last 5 years!

From 2:00-3:00PM, our Director Andy Phelps will give a talk on the future of MAGIC Spell Studios as we get ready to move into our new facility this fall.

We are excited for the opportunity to reflect on our first five years and invite you to join us as we look forward to the next five and beyond!
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NYS Game Dev Challenge

The NYS Game Dev Challenge is a statewide competition for both students and indie developers with the goal of bringing your game ideas to production. Entrants can register as either a student or indie developer (solo or team), with the latter category being open to any interested developer in NYS.
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The ESA Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship program.

The ESA Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship program. The program provides financial assistance to women and minority students pursuing computer science or video game arts-related degrees at accredited four-year colleges and universities across the United States.
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RIT’s MAGIC breaks down learning barriers

At Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC Spell Studios LLC,
students gain richer learning experiences in real-world production
environments using the most advanced tech tools

RIT to host statewide Game Dev Challenge kickoff January 19th Contest is open to college students and indie game developers; $25,000 in prize money up for grabs

The NYS Game Dev Challenge is a statewide competition for both students and indie developers

with the goal of bringing your game ideas to production. Entrants can register as either a student or indie developer (solo or team), with the latter category being open to any interested developer in NYS.

The challenge will run from January 1 until March 1 when submissions close. We are opening the challenge “early” in advance of our formal kickoff event to give student developers in particular the opportunity to work over their break).  You will be able to submit your project beginning February 12.  Challenge winners will be announced at a ceremony at Rochester’s The Strong National Museum of Play on April 12 at 11:00AM.
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Released on Steam: A Small Robot Story by Rob Mostyn

A Small Robot Story is an adventure-platformer where you play as Rae, a small robot who activates and has no idea why. So you need to set out and find out what’s up!

With a heavy emphasis on story, A Small Robot Story will take you through forests, factories, caves, laboratories, and more as you track down and find the source of your sudden activation.
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RIT professor launches table-top games to enhance people’s understanding of religion

‘Lost and Found’ games aim to change the legal discourse about religious legal systems, increase collaboration and cooperation

A team of interdisciplinary researchers, designers and developers led by Owen Gottlieb, an assistant professor of interactive games and media at Rochester Institute of Technology, has produced two first-of-their-kind table-top games that aim to promote and enhance the public understanding of religion and law.
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