Independent Game Festival 2022 nominees and NYU Game Center at GDC 2022!

Tons of NYU Game Center faculty, deputies, alumni, and students speak and showcase games at Game Developers Conference 2022! Game designers from around the world gather for GDC every year to chat, play and learn about the future of the gaming industry. This year GDC is returning to an in-person event and you can find members of the NYU Game Center community throughout the conference.

On Wednesday night, be sure to tune in to the annual IGF Awards to cheer on the NYU Game Center‘s nominated games! This year, two of the five nominees for Best Student Game are made by NYU Game Center students and alumni, as well as an honorable mention. Throughout GDC Expo, stop by the IGF booth to play the nominated games and say hello to Ethan, Mai and Fan!

All times listed below are peaceful.

TALKS

GAME NARRATIVE SUMMIT: THE NARRATIVE INNOVATION SHOWCASE 2022 with Clara Fernandez Vara (Faculty) – Monday, March 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

EDUCATOR SUMMIT: TEACHING GAMES WITH GAMES 7: CHANGING THE GAME with Shawn Pierre (Faculty) – Tuesday, March 22, 10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

INDEPENDENT GAMES SUMMIT: INDIE GAMES AND OUR QUEER, SEX-POSITIVE REVOLUTION with Sharang Biswas (Adjunct Faculty) – Tuesday, March 22, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

LEVEL DESIGN SUMMIT: TORCHBEARERS: NEXT-GENERATION IMMERSIVE SIM DEVELOPERS with Paris Stacy (BFA 23) – Tuesday, March 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

THE FUTURE OF GAME WRITING AND NARRATIVE DESIGN ROUNDTABLE (PRESENTED BY IGDA with Alex Bevier (MFA ’16) – Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

EXPERIMENTAL GAMING WORKSHOP: 20TH ANNIVERSARY with Carol Mertz (MFA ’19) – Friday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

IGF

A big congratulations to all the NYU Game Center students and alumni nominees and honorable mentions for this year’s IGF Awards! Watch the ceremony on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST on twitch.tv/gdc.

Letter Lattice by Ethan Zarov (BFA ’22)
Best Student Game, Finalist

Nainai Recipe by Fan Fang (MFA ’21) & Mai Hou (MFA ’21)
Best Student Game, Finalist

dumpling.love by parks staff (MFA ’22)
Best Student Game, Honorable Mention

Last Call by Nina Freeman (NYU ’14) & Jake Jefferies
Excellence in Storytelling
Nuovo Award, Honorable Mention

EXPO

Check out the Exploding Kittens booth on the Expo floor featuring new work from the Exploding Kittens team, including two former designers: Carol Mertz (MFA ’19) and Mary Gorgescu (MFA ’20)!