News by Topic: Games, Film, And Digital Media
September 18, 2020
RIT offers Unreal Engine Foundations Professional Certificate program on edX
Professionals interested in learning how to use Unreal Engine to create interactive 3D can now do it online with RIT’s Unreal Engine Foundations Professional Certificate program on edX.
September 18, 2020
RIT’s MAGIC Speaker Series begins Sept. 24 with virtual lecture by Vicarious Visions
Shea McCombs and Jeff Stewart will present a behind-the-scenes look at the recent release of Activision’s Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2, as part of the kickoff lecture at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. The remastered game has been garnering outstanding reviews from critics and players alike.
September 16, 2020
Open research at RIT aims to accelerate the spread of science and technology
WROC-TV talks to Stephen Jacobs, professor and director of Open@RIT, a new initiative dedicated to supporting all kinds of “open work.”
September 16, 2020
Tales from the Tavern: Eggowaffle
Blizzard Entertainment features Jake Christoforo, a third-year computing and information technologies student.
September 10, 2020
RIT creates Open@RIT, a university-wide initiative for all things open
RIT is establishing Open@RIT, an initiative dedicated to supporting all kinds of “open work,” including — but not limited to — open source software, open data, open hardware, open educational resources, Creative Commons licensed work, and open research.
September 4, 2020
Color printing process and standards are focus of new book by RIT expert
Achieving accurate and precise color reproduction for traditional offset and modern digital print production is in the standards. In Printing-Process Control and Standardization, Robert Chung offers strategies to improve print quality, consistency, and cost savings in the print and communication industries.
September 2, 2020
Niantic donates $400,000 to create Niantic x RIT Geo Games and Media Research Lab
Niantic has donated $400,000 to create a new research lab at RIT that’s focused on location-based games. In the Niantic x RIT Geo Games and Media Research Lab, researchers will work to better understand how people interact with location-based games and how they can be used for good.
August 31, 2020
Serious Game Play
ArcWatch features two projects at RIT that teach disaster management and resilience skills.
August 14, 2020
RIT joins University of Rochester in NSF-funded study about the future of creativity
RIT is joining University of Rochester and others in a National Science Foundation-funded project to learn about the different creative skills that tomorrow’s workforce needs. The study is centered on the idea that intelligent machines are replacing the routine tasks that people do and creative skills will become even more valuable for future workers.
July 22, 2020
RIT’s MAGIC Center and Vicarious Visions sign agreement to expand collaborations
RIT’s MAGIC Center and Vicarious Visions (VV), a game studio well-known for some of the industry’s most iconic franchises, have signed a partnership agreement that will include new collaborations and scholarship opportunities for students in RIT's Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences and College of Art and Design.
June 11, 2020
RIT Rallies: Finding a financial heartbeat during COVID-19
As businesses look to reopen and jumpstart the COVID-19 stalled economy, RIT alumnus Jim Swift finds himself a much sought-after adviser. Swift ’88 is president and chief executive officer of Cortera, a national business intelligence company that is providing analytics on an estimated $1.5 trillion annual business-to-business transactions — data that businesses need to determine their future.
June 2, 2020
Pandemic inspires student to create interactive narrative game about isolation
In a new game created by an 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.