School of Interactive Games and Media – News
June 2, 2020
Pandemic inspires student to create interactive narrative game about isolation
In a new game created by a RIT student, players must navigate paranoia and loneliness in order to make it off an isolated ship alive. Sean Arnold ’20 (game design and development) was inspired by his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic to create an interactive narrative game called The Peresmeshnik.
May 14, 2020
RIT students organize bonus graduation ceremony via Minecraft
RIT’s Class of 2020 is getting a bonus opportunity after last week’s virtual conferral of degrees — a ceremony in the video game Minecraft that will allow them to virtually walk across the graduation stage, receive a diploma from “Minecraft Munson” and take a photo with the Tiger statue.
May 1, 2020
VR and noir-style video games top the 2020 RIT student games showcase
Four of the best games created at RIT this year were recently honored in the IGM Games Showcase. More than 20 analog, digital, augmented reality and virtual reality games were submitted to the judging panel. Prizes were awarded to games in four categories.
April 21, 2020
RIT students turn to Minecraft to recreate a digital version of campus
WROC-TV talks to Alexa Amoriello, second-year game design and development major, about the digital RIT campus that students are building in the video game Minecraft.
April 21, 2020
RIT Rallies: Professor builds interactive coronavirus mapping tools to contextualize the pandemic
Associate Professor Brian Tomaszewski is working to create interactive coronavirus maps that provide deeper insight into the spread of COVID-19 in the hope that the public can use these mapping tools to help fight the pandemic.
April 20, 2020
Students use ‘Minecraft’ to recreate a digital RIT campus
One brick at a time — that’s how members of RIT’s Electronic Gaming Society are building a digital version of the RIT campus in the video game Minecraft. As universities across the country closed their campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students went to Minecraft as a way to stay connected with their schools. The game allows multiple players to collaborate on building structures and designing landscapes, including recreating physical places.
April 8, 2020
RIT/NTID wins coveted prize to create accessible books as part of global reading initiative
NTID is one of four international innovators selected to create cost-effective packages of high-quality accessible children’s books in languages children use and understand to serve regions of the world where children have few or no books for preschool or kindergarten.
April 6, 2020
RIT researchers create serious games to teach disaster management and resilience skills
Situations such as the coronavirus pandemic have heightened interest in the importance of disaster management and mitigation. At RIT, researchers have created two new serious games that could be used as important learning tools for solving these world problems.
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.