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Logo for the student-developed game Metacosmic Earth Race

The Metacosmic Earth-Race is a first-person racing platformer for 2-4 players, developed by students during their senior capstone project. Taking place in Generic, New Mexico after the crash of the spaceship Metacosmic, the game is centered around discovering the mystery behind the ship crash by discovering wondrous artifacts that allow… Continue Reading The Metacosmic Earth Race: IAM Large Team Capstone 2015Read More →

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 →

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 →

Graphic for the IAM event Hack and Snack

Hack-n-Snack The fall 2018 Hack n Snack event brought developers and creatives together for a few hours of music, hacking, and healthy snacking. The next Hack-n-Snack will be in Spring 2019! Missed the event? Check out the new programming club </hackerjacks>  Read More →