School of Interactive Games and Media
May 9, 2022
Welcome to Minecraft Campus
Brick by brick—that’s how members of RIT’s Electronic Gaming Society have built a digital version of the RIT campus in the video game Minecraft.
May 9, 2022
Game design and development students win at RPI GameFest 2022
Three games created by RIT students were honored at the RPI GameFest 2022 April 30.
May 4, 2022
RIT Esports wins FACEIT’s North American ‘CS:GO’ Collegiate Championship
RIT Esports dominated the FACEIT Grand Finals tournament to become the best collegiate CS:GO team in North America this spring. The Tigers bested 68 teams to win the 2022 FACEIT championship, which is one of the main tournaments for collegiate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) esports.
April 26, 2022
Graduating students find their place on campus
RIT students have more than 300 clubs and organizations to choose from today. There are also 24 varsity athletics teams and numerous intramural sports, among other groups. For many students, these extracurricular activities are a great way to try something new, find a niche, and build lasting relationships.
April 7, 2022
RIT Esports wins 2022 ‘Hearthstone’ Collegiate Masters Tournament
RIT Esports is a national champion again, after a team of students came out victorious in the 2022 Hearthstone Collegiate Masters Tournament. The Tigers bested more than 200 teams to win the tournament, which is the main event for collegiate Hearthstone and is run by the game’s maker, Blizzard Entertainment.
April 7, 2022
The emergence of esports
The Rochester Beacon talks to Chad Weeden, director of Esports and CyberSecurity Range, about esports at RIT.
March 28, 2022
Sappi to work with RIT researchers to advance digital innovation
Computing researchers at RIT are teaming up with Sappi, the leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and bio-based solutions, to improve innovation processes. Sappi is funding research to establish the Sappi–RIT Digital Innovation Lab in RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
March 27, 2022
Video Games Offered My Son a Haven From Bullying
Essay co-written by Luke Whited, third-year game design and development student, published in Wired.
March 25, 2022
Creative Industry Days a virtual success for RIT students, alumni, and talent seekers
Organizers of RIT’s Creative Industry Days saw an increased number of companies, students, and industry participants over last year, as the 17th annual event went virtual for the second consecutive year.
March 24, 2022
New data-sharing requirements from the National Institutes of Health are a big step toward more open science – and potentially higher-quality research
Essay by Stephen Jacobs, professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media and director of Open@RIT, published by The Conversation.
March 22, 2022
RIT game design programs ranked among best in the world
RIT is one of the best places in the world to study game design and develop a career, according to new rankings from The Princeton Review.
March 18, 2022
RIT’s game design programs ranked No. 5 nationally
Animation Career Review has again named RIT one of the top game design universities in the country. RIT ranked No. 5 on the list of Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. and No. 2 in New York state.