student work

Student Parker Hamilton playing the game M.M.O. VR (senior capstone project 2019)

M.M.O. VR IAM Senior Capstone Game 2018-2019 (Course: Indie Team) Players must rise through the ranks in this gritty sci-fi combat game to earn their place as a top arena combatant. The game’s setting and mechanics convey a world of hardship and futuristic turmoil, and the varying types of enemies require… Continue Reading M.M.O. VR: Indie Team Capstone 2019Read More →

IAM (Interactive Arts and Media) graphic treatment

Congratulations to Animation majors Del Sego and Sung Min Byun for winning 1st and 3rd place, respectively, in the 2019 Paula F. Pfeffer & Cheryl Johnson-Odim Political Cartoon Contest! Animation majors have participated in the contest for over 10 years, but this is the first time two animation students have placed… Continue Reading Award-Winning Students: Political Cartoon ContestRead More →

2018 Manifest Game Jam Winner - student game "Together Alone" screenshot

Each year the IAM department hosts a game jam that culminates on Manifest. Students form small teams (max 5 people) to build a game collaboratively. This year students will have an expanded timeline so that they can participate in Industry Night without losing time to work on their Game Jam… Continue Reading 2019 IAM Manifest Game Jam ChallengeRead More →

Student work from the 32nd Animation Screening

ONE WEEK UNTIL SHOW TIME! Columbia College’s Interactive Arts and Media Department is presenting: THE 32ND ANIMATION PROGRAM SCREENING Thursday December 13th, 2018  1104 S. Wabash 8th Floor  The screening showcases Animated shorts from conceptualization through presentation of the final films. Eight (count ‘em!) films will be screened: BFA Solo and… Continue Reading Join us for the 32nd Animation Screening!Read More →

KISSY GHOST IAM Indie Team Capstone Kissy Ghost is a game about a bunch of humans trying to exorcise a ghost residing within their house by taking it on a really sweet date! Developed by IAM Students under the team DogDadGames, Kiss Ghost is a 2D pixel arena game for… Continue Reading Kissy Ghost: IAM Indie Team Capstone 2016Read More →

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 →