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Sanitarium is a game that might help treat tuberculosis in the real world

Made by third year Scottish students
Sep 03
// Joe Parlock
Here's another thing to add to the already long list of good deeds gamer have done: they're now helping treat tuberculosis. Sanitarium is a game developed by Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland. The game challenges player...
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Students create a self-aware Mario who contemplates death

But does he feel remorse?
Jan 19
// Jonathan Holmes
In the film Grizzly Man, director Werner Herzog layers his own thoughts on life, death, and everything in between over footage of ill-fated bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. I kept getting Grizzly Man flashbacks while watch...
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Japanese indie games!

Ninjustice is like Viewtiful Joe and Alien Hominid's strange love child

A student project developed in association with prominent Japanese indies
Jun 05
// Kyle MacGregor
Ninjustice has a lot of style. It looks like something you might get if you tossed Alien Hominid and Viewtiful Joe in a blender, then topped off the strange concoction with a dash of Tomena Sanner for good measure. It's just...
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STEM Video Game Challenge

STEM Video Game Challenge at the White House Science Fair

Leaders acknowledge the good that videogame development can do
Apr 22
// Darren Nakamura
For the second year now, the White House Science Fair has invited National STEM Video Game Challenge participants in its effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among American youth....


E3 to hold a college game competition

Winners to be featured at show
Feb 05
// Dale North
A new program launched by the ESA for E3 will have the best student games showcased at this year's show. The E3 College Game Competition lets an institution with a game program submit one game representing their college,...

Our first glimpse at Portal 3 or just a DigiPen game?

Perspective continues DigiPen's legacy of creative first-person games
Dec 17
// Allistair Pinsof
Who knows if Portal 3 will ever come about, but if it does, I have a feeling that Valve may snatch up the students behind DigiPen project Perspective: A 2D platformer played on the walls and objects of a 3D space. In a bad s...

ESA Foundation awards $90,000 in scholarships

Giving money to deserving youth
Oct 17
// Victoria Medina
30 lucky students were awarded $3,000 each for the 2012-2013 academic year by the Entertainment Software Association Foundation to help them become amazing innovators in the entertainment software industry. The winning studen...

Grasshopper Manufacture helping students make Vita games

Nov 17
// Kyle MacGregor
While they've yet to reveal any PlayStation Vita games of their own, the Shadows of the Damned developer will be helping students develop games for Sony's new portable. Rather than join other Japanese developers in prophesyin...

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