Two of the most unique—and potentially revolutionary—games of all-time were released this summer, in “Pokémon Go” and “No Man’s Sky.” The seemingly very different games share a striking similarity that says a lot about the future of the gaming industry. Here, Casper Harteveld, assistant professor of game design, explains why.
Boston middle school students visited campus last week to try out some new virtual reality games being designed for physical therapy patients. Their game-playing will help researchers refine patient treatment and advance interdisciplinary research.
There’s no stopping President Aoun when it comes to public art ideas — murals or digital video games. Starting tonight, Krentzman Quad will be transformed into a larger-than-life outdoor arcade, with three different video games available to play on oversized LED screens. OhHeckYeah @ Northeastern begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Celia Pearce, a newly appointed associate professor of game design, has spent the past three decades working in the interactive media field. But she may not have become one of the world’s leading experts on virtual worlds and multiplayer gaming if not for a prescient phone call in 1983.
One of the overarching lessons I’ve learned since coming to Northeastern is that video games can be the foundation for some real learning — both in the playing and the […]
New associate professor Shaw Bronner studies the biomechanics of dance movement—research with applications ranging from preventing dancers’ injuries to understanding the neural relationship between movement and memory.
Eight Northeastern undergraduates took on a challenge posed by professors Matthias Felleisen and David Van Horn: Three years later they’re holding the some 300-page product of their efforts.
The rapid growth of mobile devices and big data is changing how interactive games are developed, sold, and played. Now, a new book from Northeastern faculty lays the foundation for one of the world’s most rapidly innovating fields.
On Wednesday I met a man named Bob Cassels, a software developer at Google, who told me his children’s school recently announced that all its students would learn to code […]
Perhaps you’re like me and the only thing that even comes close to getting you to exercise is the threat of paying a boatload of cash each day you forgo […]
Northeastern’s graduate campus in Seattle kicks off a new initiative that uses video games to promote STEM education for girls.
I’ve said it here before: I’m not much of a gamer. My 9-year-old nephew gets exasperated every time he sets me up in front of the Wii and ultimately just […]