Students pitch and test video games at inaugural Arcade Day

Students showcase original video games at Arcade Day 2018

Teams of engineering and art students put their original video games to the test in front of a panel of local interactive media industry experts as part of the department’s first annual Arcade Day in the newly renovated Kevin Kranzusch Gaming, Simulation and Visualization Lab.

The event served as the culmination and final presentation for students in EECS 390: Advanced Game Development. This is a joint class open to both Case Western Reserve students and students from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), which is co-taught with CIA Game Design professors Robert Brown and Anthony Calabro.

Michael Fu, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, introduced this new take on a final exam as a way to better showcase his students’ work by involving local community and industry.

Expert panelists included:

  • John D. Luteran, marketing consultant for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission
  • Chris Totten, executive organizer of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Arcade and founder of Pie for Breakfast Studios
  • Phil Peron, head of digital product development for American Greetings

Check out the final games.