Game Design and Development MS
October 11, 2023
Lecturer takes interactive media to new levels with holographic comics
Jake Adams, a lecturer in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, mixes his backgrounds in fine arts and interactive media to create digital holographic comics, or holocomics. Using a specialized Lightfield holographic display from the company Looking Glass, the comic books become 3D holograms with sound, animation, and interactivity.
September 29, 2023
New Center for Worldbuilding and Storytelling Creates Community and Resource Network for the Imaginative
“Developing strengths in [worldbuilding] can help many types of professionals become better at what they do. Clearly, game designers, animators, and creative storytellers can benefit, but engineers, technologists, scientists, sociologists, and health care innovators, for example, can also because the process of envisioning and creating a world and all of its interactions can help test out ideas and inform solutions,” said Associate Professor (English) Trent Hergenrader, Ph.D., who will lead the new Center for Worldbuilding and Storytelling.
August 1, 2023
Creating Digital Holographic Comics with Unity, Autodesk, and Adobe Tools
Jake Adams, lecturer of interactive games and media, is interviewed by 80 Level about the production process of his digital holographic comics. Adams is an interactive visual artist and founder of Valholo, a VR and digital holographic studio.
May 17, 2023
Professor Brian Tomaszewski uses spatial data science to help Ukrainian refugee crisis in Poland
RIT Professor Brian Tomaszewski received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to conduct spatial data science research related to the forced displacement of Ukrainian refugees in and out of Poland.
April 29, 2023
Imagine RIT festival proves the future is bright
Thousands of visitors at the 2023 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival got to see what’s on the horizon in the areas of technology, the arts, and design. Festivalgoers traversed RIT’s campus on Saturday, exploring more than 350 exhibits.
March 24, 2023
RIT game design and development programs jump in rankings
RIT is one of the top universities in the world for students who want to study and create games, according to new international rankings from The Princeton Review.
February 28, 2023
RIT researchers to create serious video game for infrastructure resilience to cyberattacks
Researchers at RIT are building a serious video game to help cities prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyberattacks. RIT received a more than $600,000 grant and was selected by the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point to develop the cyber exercise game and a framework for future development.
February 14, 2023
RIT named among top 5 game design schools in the country
RIT has again been ranked as one of the top game design universities in the nation. RIT was named No. 5 on the Animation Career Review list of Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. and No. 2 in New York state.
January 9, 2023
Building an esports community
Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are engaging in electronic sports, called esports. It’s a billion dollar industry, where fans watch as their favorite professional and amateur players take each other on in some of the most popular video games. Since starting an esports club in 2016, RIT has become one of the nation’s largest and best collegiate esports programs.
November 14, 2022
Vote now for RIT’s tiger courier for 'Dota 2' game
RIT is vying to be the first university to develop and have a game character accepted into the wildly popular online game Dota 2. The character, or courier, in the form of a tiger, was developed in MAGIC Spell Studios by a team of former RIT students and a faculty adviser.
October 25, 2022
RIT ranked among top augmented and virtual reality colleges in the U.S.
Animation Career Review has named RIT one of the top augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) colleges in the country. RIT ranked No. 8 on the 2022 list of Top 50 AR/VR Colleges in the U.S.
October 20, 2022
Top 50 Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Colleges in the U.S. – 2022 Rankings
Animation Career Review ranks RIT No. 8 among the top 50 AR/VR colleges in the United States.