School of Interactive Games and Media – News
March 3, 2020
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 launch a career, according to new international rankings from The Princeton Review.
February 12, 2020
RIT named one of the best colleges to study video game design
Animation Career Review has again named RIT one of the top game design schools in the country. RIT ranked seventh on the list of Top 50 Game Design Schools in the U.S. and second in New York state.
February 10, 2020
Rochester area's first esports venue opens soon
WHEC-TV talks to game design and development students Herman McElveen and Durrell Bedassie about esports.
January 27, 2020
RIT hosts all female, femme and nonbinary hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1
College students who want to break into the computing industry can start at the upcoming WiCHacks hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1 at RIT. For the two-day hackathon, teams work together to create apps, websites, games and other software that provide unique solutions to problems.
January 15, 2020
RIT students create pinball machines for History and Design of Pinball course
As part of an interactive games and media course, 12 RIT students made cardboard and digital pinball machines designed around themes of their own choosing. For the final exam, students brought their creations to The Strong National Museum of Play and had visitors give their physical and virtual pinball machines a test drive.
January 6, 2020
Why your favorite celebs are ditching Twitter for an app you’ve never heard of
Fast Company features Matthew Peltier '13 (new media interactive development), founder and CEO of Community.com.
November 22, 2019
Podcast: Video Game Production
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 27: What does a video game producer do? John Blau, a fourth-year game design and development major, talks with John Veneron, digital games hub associate at RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios, about their experiences in video game production and how RIT’s MAGIC Center is helping student developers publish their work.
October 7, 2019
Seniors reliving memories, experiencing new adventures through virtual reality
Arizona Daily Star features Grayson Barnes, a game design and development student, and his “EngageVR” project.
October 4, 2019
Why a D&C window will be an art exhibit for a month for the 'Current Seen' exhibition
The Democrat and Chronicle features artist W. Michelle Harris, associate professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media.
October 3, 2019
RIT tabletop game nominated for award at IndieCade Festival in California
Lost & Found: Order in the Court – the Party Game, which aims to promote and enhance the public understanding of religion and law, was nominated for a Spotlight Award in the Tabletop category of IndieCade, the premier event for independent games and is known as the Sundance Film Festival for video games.
September 27, 2019
RIT student video game wins Best in Show at Boston Festival of Indie Games
The Gristmill, a digital card game created by RIT students, won Best in Show and Best Student Game at the Boston Festival of Indie Games, held Sept. 14. To win the top prize, the RIT game beat out more than 40 selected digital games, including indie projects created by professionals.
August 20, 2019
RIT student using virtual reality to enrich lives of seniors
WROC-TV features Grayson Barnes, a game design and development student, and his “EngageVR” project.