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IAM Game Capstone senior students game project WATR concept art

Water Aloft the Ridge (WAtR) is an evocative adventure game from the Interactive Arts and Media capstone class at Columbia College Chicago. Three damaged souls climb the mysterious Ridge seeking solace, comfort and forgiveness from one they have lost forever. A disturbingly elegant 3D puzzle/adventure game, the player ascends the… Continue Reading Water Aloft the RidgeRead More →

IAM Alumni Becca Hallstedt talk 'Getting a Job' for programming club Hackerjacks

GETTING A JOB 101 Presented by Becca Hallstedt (Class of 2017) Freelance Concept and Texture Artist In partnership with </hackerjacks>, Becca Hallstedt, formerly of World of Warcraft at Blizzard as well as Injustice 2 at Netherrealm, led a presentation and discussion about techniques around job applications and interviews in the games… Continue Reading Getting A Job 101 (with Alumni Becca Hallstedt)Read More →

logo for the student game "Aiku"

  CAN YOU SAVE THE CREW? “There has been a fuel-related emergency aboard the R.V. Minerva. The crew is in cryosleep, bound for a distant asteroid. As the ship’s ‘caretaker bot’, you are responsible for the allocation of the now-precious energy reserves. Solve puzzles by powering different objects around the… Continue Reading AikuRead More →

photograph of IAM's welcome table at Open House

Our amazing students took the lead, showing off their talent and explaining their creative process at our Fall Open House. Talented students demonstrated their leadership skills; as teams of creative developers they build interactive experiences, and inspire others to do the same. Interactive work (games, web sites, and other applications) were… Continue Reading Fall Open House 2018Read More →

IAM Team Project Donosaur character

Interactive Arts and Media senior students in the IAM Team class created a website, a game, and other materials to support the Coaster Challenge (for Special Olympics Illinois). Meet Donorsaur! Donorsaur is a character to help guide folks through the Coaster Challenge’s website. He’s fantastic at persuading people to donate… Continue Reading Coaster ChallengeRead More →

Graphic for an Alpha Lab (student organization) game jam

On Saturday, October 13th, AlphaLab hosted the first Game Jam of the 2018-2019 school year! Game Jams hosted by AlphaLab are intended to give participants the opportunity of understanding team dynamics, as well as learning how to fit multiple roles in the game development process. Each of the 60 participants were… Continue Reading Alpha Lab Game Jam (Fall 2018)Read More →

Decorative graphic: pattern from a github repo

Alum Jeremy Kahn @ </hackerjacks> Jeremy Kahn Friday, October 26th, 4:00PM Senior Engineer, Jellyvision “I’m a JavaScript Engineer that focuses on getting things shipped and making people’s lives better. I love making awesome user experiences and fun animations on the web. I am passionate about open source and love to… Continue Reading Meet Alum Jeremy KahnRead More →