Four RIT faculty and staff alumni will receive Golden Brick Award
RIT will recognize four faculty and staff alumni with the Golden Brick Award at this year’s Faculty and Staff Alumni Breakfast and Golden Brick Awards Ceremony.The event starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Gene Polisseni Center Lobby. The award ceremony will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. following a complimentary breakfast. For more information and to register for the event, go to https://alumni.rit.edu/s/1624/index.aspx?gid=1&pgid=3612&crid=0.
This award recognizes faculty and staff alumni who have gone above and beyond their duties to volunteer on campus or serve in volunteer leadership roles for RIT. (more…)
Super Daryl Deluxe Announced for PS4
Our friends at Dan & Gary Games shared some exciting news this morning regarding Super Daryl Deluxe! Check out the official PS4 announcement trailer! We can’t wait to get our hands on the finished game this spring! Congratulations! Proud to have been a part of your journey!
Super Daryl Deluxe is a 2D comedy action-RPG that follows an orange headband- and bellbottom- wearing adolescent who is forced to spend the height of his awkward teenage years in a new school that has been taken…
RIT’s MAGIC Center held their first annual “ArTech Cre8-a-th0n”
RIT’s MAGIC Center held their first annual “ArTech Cre8-a-th0n” Sept. 16 and 17, putting the collaborative might of artists, programmers, engineers and makers of all kinds of on display.
This hackathon brought students from all the aforementioned backgrounds together. The groups they formed imagined and created an extensive variety of projects. Held in the Student Innovation Hall of the Center for Student Innovation (CSI), 14 teams sought to show what is possible when technology is cleverly combined with both art and design. (more…)
Made in Rochester Game Festival (ROC Game Fest) on Good Day Rochester
Locally made video games available to public this weekend
Henrietta, N.Y. — RIT is working to turn the Rochester area into a hub for video game design and development.
More than two-dozen video games designed by local gamers will be available for the public to play this weekend. (more…)
RIT helps create virtual reality ‘MAGIC’ for Buffalo Bills
As the 2017-2018 NFL season kicks off, fans of the Buffalo Bills will be treated to a new virtual-reality experience at New Era Field, designed by RIT alumni, to help fans “see” the stadium from a unique perspective.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC Spell Studios has, at the request of the Buffalo Bills, created an interactive app that will allow fans to experience the stadium at One Bills Drive in a 360-degree immersive environment, including walking onto the field through the tunnel and seeing inside the locker room. (more…)
Professor awarded an NSF Grant: Looking for Better Ways to Teach Introductory Computing
Adrienne Decker, associate professor, School of Interactive Games and Media and MAGIC affiliate has recently been awarded an NSF IUSE grant collaboratively with Briana Morrison, assistant professor, Computer Science, University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and Lauren Margulieux, assistant professor, College of Education & Human Development’s Learning Technologies Division, Georgia State University (GSU). Also participating as senior personnel is Liz Johnson, chair, Computer Science, Xavier University.
Dr. Adrienne Decker, Associate Professor of Interactive Games & Media and a member of MAGIC becomes the next Fram Faculty fellow
Dr. Jennifer Schneider, Eugene H. Fram Chair of Applied Critical Thinking is pleased to announce that Dr. Adrienne Decker, Associate Professor, will become the Fram Faculty Fellow, beginning with the next academic year. Dr. Decker will lead the identification and sharing of best critical thinking pedagogical practices, and facilitate scholarship that informs instruction and student success across the disciplines. She will also contribute to the development of our assessment tools, processes, and data for continuous improvement. Her expertise will bring a focus to our ACT pedagogical practices and further integrate applied critical thinking across RIT.
Make-A-Wish, RIT MAGIC Center to grant teen’s wish
We were delighted to meet Riley and his family today, and to work with a team of friends to help make his wish come true!
Make-A-Wish®, RIT to grant teen’s wish Saturday
Who: Wish Kid Riley, Make-A-Wish, and Rochester Institute of Technology
Riley has a brain tumor and was given the opportunity for a wish through Make-A-Wish® Central New York. When asked, Riley knew exactly what he wanted: a high-end gaming computer with all the bells and whistles! Riley loves video games, especially games that allow him to design and build. He doesn’t know it yet, but Make-A-Wish has teamed up with the MAGIC Center at Rochester Institute of Technology to make his wish come true! (more…)
Staff Spotlight: Robert Mostyn
Robert Mostyn thinks of himself as a conduit, connecting game developers, programmers, designers, artists and musicians to others within the community. Through his work as the Digital Games Hub Coordinator at RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios, he’s helping to keep talented professionals in the area and grow New York state into a focal point for game development on the East Coast. (more…)
Kingdom of the Tao – 1st place in the student category
Kingdom of The Tao is the first and only Traditional Eastern Arts Educational game in Virtual Reality. Set in an ancient Taoist temple, players not only learn effective martial arts movements, but also traditional healing practices such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and the Elemental Theory of Chinese Medicine.
Monsterologist – 2nd place in the student category
Monsterologist is a 3D simulation game where the player is a scholar researching cute monsters in a tranquil village called Bakayville. Players can make friends with the monsters, raise them, or even employ them. The player’s research into monsters will change the game’s story and how Bakayville develops over the course of the game.
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.
Saturday, June 16th @ Lovin’ Cup, 6-10 PM. After the Arc Surfer Premier Party, walk next door to Lovin’ Cup to socialize! Our social meetup is meant for anyone to come and hang out, socialize, and chat with other game devs. No schedule or order of events. Just come and chill!
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.
MAGIC to Help, Teach the Teacher Day at McQuaid Jesuit High School
McQuaid Jesuit High School will be hosting a “Teach the Teacher” day focused on educating teachers about the industry of digital game development. Professional development day for Diocese of Rochester teachers featuring:
Andrew (Andy) Phelps, Director of the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC), Professor in the School of Interactive Games & Media and President, Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA)
We are excited to host a launch party to celebrate the April 10 release Super Daryl Deluxe on PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam by Dan & Gary Games. MAGIC has been partnering with Dan Plate and Gary Porter since 2015, when they were students at RIT and we are thrilled to see them release their first, highly-anticipated and award winning game to the masses!
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.
Join Digital Rochester and local video game industry leaders fresh off their visit to the Game Developers Conference at this event to learn about what’s new and how our community is partnering to develop and keep expertise and talent here in Rochester. Come early or stay late to enjoy some developing games first hand! (more…)