We’ve got an busy and exciting week at the NYU Game Center! Hear from one of the co-founders of Giant Bomb, play Rayman Legends, hear from a senior gameplay programmer at Double Fine, and experience a conference on diversity and inclusivity in games!


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Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gerstmann
Wednesday, April 9, 7PM
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

Giant Bomb co-founder and veteran games journalist Jeff Gerstmann comes to NYU Game Center to share his experience in nearly two decades of game journalism. Come talk about how the industry has changed, where it might be headed, and why Windjammers is the future of e-sports with the co-founder of one of Time magazine’s Top 50 websites of 2011 and a leader in personality-based games journalism.

This event is sold out. There will be a stand-by line at the event.


Indie Tech Talk #18
Anna Kipnis
Thursday, April 10, 7PM
5 Metrotech Center, Game Innovation Lab

You might have toyed with the idea of having recorded dialog in your game and wondered what, exactly, that would entail. In this session, Senior Gameplay Programmer at Double Fine, Anna Kipnis, will give a broad overview of how dialog gets into a Double Fine game, from the moment a line is written, to hearing and seeing the line in the engine, even in a foreign tongue, and what tech is required to make it all happen.

Babycastles & The Game Innovation Lab at NYU present a lecture series spotlighting developers and game designers with insights on games and technology. The series is hosted by Andy Nealen.


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ARTEMIS in the Open Library!
Thursday, April 10
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

Join us after the Indie Tech Talk for ARTEMIS: A Night on the Bridge!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the bridge of the Enterprise? Or maybe the Planet Express ship is more your speed? Well, Artemis enables you to experience just that. Come and join the crew of one of our ships as we take on invading forces and protect humanity’s outposts among the stars.

RSVP here.


Different Games
April 11-12
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

Different Games is a conference aimed at examining the intersections between gaming, diversity, and inclusion, and bridging gaps between designers, players, journalists, and researchers. Panels, discussions, and workshops will be held on a huge range in topics including ability in gaming, mental health and games, all the way to sex in games and punk games. There’s something for everyone!

The incredible line-up of speakers includes NYU professors Clara Fernandez-Vara, Eric Zimmerman, Katherine Isbister, Kaho Abe, Robert Yang, and Naomi Clark, as well as Game Center students, Toni Pizza, Shoshanna Kessock, and Nina Freeman.

Different Games is an annual student and volunteer-lead conference on diversity and inclusivity in games presented by NYU School of Engineering’s Integrated Digital Media Program in partnership with the NYU Game Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Digital Media Program.

To see the full schedule, speakers, and register for the conference, visit differentgames.org.


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Let’s All Play: Rayman Legends!
Monday-Friday, April 7-11, 1-8PM Daily
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

Come by the MAGNET Open Library this week to help us collectively beat Rayman Legends! The follow up to 2011’s excellent Rayman Origins, Legends is even more platforming goodness. Don’t miss the chance to grab some friends, meet some new ones, and take on the challenge of co-operatively beating Rayman Legends in one week!