GSG Episode 4 – Artists!

Concept 3D ModelIf you love drawing, 3d modeling or just creating art and playing games, make sure to give this week’s show a listen!

Ben talks with two artist from the EAE grad program, Kat Marsh and William Hunter. If you’re not sure what you want to do to work in video games, art can be an extremely fun and fulfilling option. In the games industry there are needs for all kinds of artists; 2D, 3D, tech artists and more! From concept to actual game assets, art is vital to the game development process. Without it, game would be rather boring don’t ya think?

If you’d like to see both Kat’s and Will’s stuff I’ve included some links.Will

HERE you can find Will Hunters URL.

And HERE you can find Kat’s work!

Go ahead and take a look at the rest of their stuff!

And the these post its are of my own artistic skill. 🙂 Not quite as good but sometimes I like to try.My Post Its


GSG Episode 3! – Miyamoto or Lasers!

We’re back! Sorry it’s been a little while, Christmas Break happened followed by unknown outages to the wordpress blog servers.

Lasers Miyamoto

This week we learn which came first Shigeru Miyamoto or Lasers! in a fun quiz put together by Ben.

We also talk about the daily life of a grad student in gaming and how it may be a little different than your typical grad school experience.

Also, being a podcast about grad school and gaming we’ll be reaching out to other Universities that offer gaming degrees and talking to them on their experiences in grad school. Stick with us and we’ll get you what you want to know!

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Grad School Games Ep. 2 – Corrinne Lewis!

Corrinne Lewis

Joining us this week is Corrinne Lewis, program director of the EAE!

(Sorry for the less than the ideal quality audio, we’re still working out the hiccups)

We get to know her and her passion for narrative in games as well as the history of both the undergraduate and graduate programs and what each has to offer and where our current alumni are working in the industry. 🙂

Found out what is our favorite thing and our least favorite thing about the EAE, what makes Corrinne most proud of the program and some pro-tips for you engineer types out there.

Grad School Games Episode 1!

GSG-vitesseHere it is! Our fist episode of our brand new podcast Grad School Games! In this our initial episode you get to know us your hosts; Ben Driggs, Erik Willis and Tina Kalinger.

We discuss how we got into the EAE program here at the University of Utah as producers and programmers. It’s a short episode to set the stage for what is to come. The show is family friendly and meant to be informative with a goal to help all those who want to get into the program or into the industry.

Join us next time! We interview Corrinne Lewis (Program Director) to discuss both the undergrad and grad the program in great detail.