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. (more…)
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.
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! (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) conference 2018
The 2018 Rochester Game Festival will be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gene Polisseni Center on Saturday, September 15, from Noon to 5:00 PM.
We’ll have more details to announce soon, but our second major event is going to be even bigger than last Fall’s Made In Rochester Game Festival. This time, we’re throwing open the doors to developers from Buffalo, Syracuse, and beyond.
RGD Workshop – Using Spine Assets in Unity:Wednesday, July 25th @ MAGIC, 7-9PM. Following last month’s Spine design workshop, this session will be focused on how to rapidly implement spine assets inside of a Unity 2D game. We will cover the basics of importing from Spine to to Unity, setting up Spine skeleton objects, running animations through code, and then look at a couple deeper subjects.
RGD Co-Working Meetup:Saturday, July 21st @ Glen Edith, 11-2 PM. Show up with a laptop and co-work with other members of ROC Game Dev. Free and open to the public. Note: We will be meeting at the Elton St. Glen Edith location.
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) College Game Competition: submission by April 27, 2018
The RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC), in conjunction with the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) is excited to announce the “Electronic Entertainment Expo” (E3) College Game Competition” during E3 2018, June 12-14.
Highlighting college and university programs on the video game industry’s biggest stage, the E3 College Game Competition has been a popular addition to E3 since its launch in 2013. This unique competition challenges teams from more than 400 colleges and universities to create and submit their own original video games. Five finalists will receive the opportunity to showcase their games on E3’s prestigious show floor, alongside leading video game publishers such as Capcom, Activision Blizzard, and Ubisoft. (more…)
Buffalo Game Expo is THE annual showcase of locally made games, hosted at Buffalo Game Space. Come play video games and board games created by the incredibly talented artists, designers, musicians, and programmers residing in and around Western New York, and even get to meet and chat with the creators!
BGX is a 16+ (or accompanied by an adult) event. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door.
For this and future Co-work and Coffee, we’re getting back to basics and emphasizing the “Co-Work” part of this meetup. We will be running a mini-work…
For this and future Co-work and Coffee, we’re getting back to basics and emphasizing the “Co-Work” part of this meetup. We will be running a mini-workshop for those who didn’t bring a project to work on. Bring your laptop and an open mind! No pre-configuration required but please arrive on time if you plan to participate. It will be beginner-friendly, and we can always use more seasoned developers to help out. See you there!
The organizers of the Rochester Game Festival are taking over the Irondequoit Public Library for a special Spring Showcase.
Dozens of professional developers, hobbyists, and students from the Rochester area will demo their video games and tabletop games for the public at this free event. And be on the lookout for a big announcement about the second annual Rochester Game Festival, which is happening this Fall.