|GameFestan annual tradition at Rensselaer that showcases student-designed games and celebrates the power of video gameswill be held Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event, which will be bigger than ever before with more students from more regional universities bringing more games for exhibition and competition. The theme for this year’s GameFest is “Next 10.”
Video game design students from universities across the region including Rochester Institute of Technology, New York University, and Champlain College will head to GameFest to showcase dozens of video games. On Saturday afternoon, expert judges from local video game development firm Vicarious Visions, co-founded by Karthik Bala ’97, will consider about 30 student games in the official competition. They’ll award first-, second-, and third-place prizes as well as a number of other honors.
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