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Tier-1 Grant Award: Mad Science: A Game-Based Learning Experience on Research Methods

A Tier-1 Grant has been awarded to Dr. Casper Harteveld, Dr. Gillian Smith, and Dr. Joseph Schwartz for Advancing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning at Northeastern. The faculty will explore the development of the emerging technology of gaming to enhance learning across two existing undergraduate courses in Communication … Continue reading

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Three Game Design Faculty Will Receive Tier-1 Grants

Game Design professors Alessandro Canossa, Casper Harteveld, and Gillian Smith will receive  Tier-1 Grants from Northeastern University starting July 1, 2014. The grants will be awarded for the following research:  GameGaze: Eye tracking to assess cognitive processes during gameplay Alessandro Canossa (Game Design) Adam … Continue reading

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Our Students Win a RISE Award

              MacLeod, Chris Germano, and Justin Yang, all computer science and game design combined majors in the College of Computer and Information Science, developed the game “Minutes to Midnight: Promoting Creation, Culpability, and Critical Thinking.” … Continue reading

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Another Successful Boston Global Game Jam (2014)

Northeastern University hosted the Boston Global Game Jam from January 24th through the 26th.  This year’s theme was the quote, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” by Anais Nin, an American author.  The … Continue reading

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Team Bonanza Wins Runner-Up in GitHub’s Game-Off

Chromacore, a 2D musical platform game designed by students Jeff Robbins, Deniz Ozkaynak, Korbin Shuffleton, and Jennifer Tella, won Runner-Up in GitHub’s Game-Off 2013 on October 30 2013. The students, operating as “Team Bonanza,” put an exceptional amount of work … Continue reading

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Our Students Win Sole Prize at BFIG

The Boston Festival of Indie Games (BFIG), which took place on September 14 2013, has presented Game Design students Adam Gressen, Eric Peterson, and Nikita Filatov with the sole “Shield Student Innovation Award.” The students developed Squadhero: Revolver, a game … Continue reading

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GGJ games hosted @Snell Library

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) games are hosted at the Snell Library at Northeastern University. For more information, see this piece by Julie Ryu, or simply go into the library and play them! Click here for an overview of the … Continue reading

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Game Analytics Book out 2013

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Call for Graduate Students

The PLAIT (Playable Innovative Technologies) research group at Northeastern University is seeking both PhD and Master’s students. This interdisciplinary group is comprised of several faculty members and resides within the Colleges of Computer and Information Science and Arts, Media and … Continue reading

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Wordle of PLAIT

As a group we created a Wordle based on the biographies of our faculty. This is the final  result:

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