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6 Reasons Why a Game Design Certificate Matters
There are many aspiring game designers seeking a specialized master's degree as part of their career journey, but what about professionals who only recently have considered changing course? For these people,…
Interactivity in Healthcare Turns Games into Treatment
The impact of gaming on health and education is far beyond theoretical for American University Professor Robert Hone. As the former creative director for Red Hill Studios, a boutique interactive design…
Game Lab student Joyce Rice draws with colored markers on glass
The Anatomy of a Game Design Student
What makes up a game design student here at American University? Well, for starters, students pursuing an MA in Game Design here at the university come from all sorts of academic backgrounds: psychology,…
People play the game Spark at the Newseum
Journalism, Games and Play Collide at SXSW
Some casual onlookers of South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals may think of this yearly showcase for the interactive, film and music industries as a haven for bands with odd names and people…
Participants gather around computers at the Smithsonian Indie Arcade exhibit.
4 Ways to Build Your Gaming Network in Washington DC
Not only is Washington DC home to American University's game design program, it has a ton of meet-ups and events for gamers outside of the classroom. If you are looking for a way to show off your creation…
People listen as AU Professor and Game Designer in Residence, Christopher Totten speaks.
Games+ Summit 2017
More than 120 professionals, educators and students gathered for the inaugural Games+ Summit hosted by American University Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The attendees represented a variety of industries,…
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6 of the Best Indie Games in 2016
Indie video games are the heartbeat of the industry. Because of this, the anticipation level for a well-publicized indie game sometimes outpaces the quality of that game by miles and miles. Still, don’t…
AU Game Lab Students in a workshop
Games by the Numbers
The Game Lab at American University leverages proximity to public and private sector leaders to bring games to traditionally non-game contexts for new levels of engagement. Interested in joining our…
Q&A with Game Design Student Rae Heitkamp
Rae Heitkamp is one of American University’s innovative Game Design students. In our interview, she shares what drew her to the program and imparts her wisdom to future applicants. Her student perspective…
Q&A with Game Design Student Kelli Dunlap
As a Game Design student and a JoLT fellow, Kelli Dunlap embodies the program's commitment to socially conscious gaming. We spoke with her about what brought her to AU, her expertise in video game psychology…
Game Lab at Indie Arcade
6 Game Conferences You Should Know About
If you are serious about games, you need to check out the best game conferences. To make the most of your opportunity, it’s crucial that you find the one which is right for you. Luckily, American University’s…
Get Your MA in Game Design at American University
5 Reasons to Get Your MA in Game Design
The Game Lab at American University is developing a new generation of leaders in the evolving industry of social impact gaming. Interested in joining our community? Learn more about the MA in Game…