Recent Blog Posts


Thursday, December 17th, 2015
UCSC Graduate student Sarah Harmon is researching the capabilities of generative poems. Check out her success with her latest program, FIGURE8!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz has hired acclaimed independent game developer Erin Robinson Swink to be the creative director of the master's degree program in games and playable media offered at UCSC's Silicon Valley Center.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Freshman Briana Sidney is intent on beating the odds on her way to becoming a game designer

Friday, December 4th, 2015

I’m happy to announce that UC Santa Cruz is currently searching for three jobs in areas of computational media (and we expect to announce two more soon). One of the currently-advertised positions are in Engineering and two are in Arts.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
We are pleased to announce that 2015 Games and Playable Media program graduate Akira Thompson had his game &maybetheywontkillyou selected as an award nominee game for IndieCade! Congratulations!"

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Check out this article written by Stacy Mason, our Digital Art and New Media student.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

As of recently, universities have been implementing game design programs into their curriculum and leaders of the industry have been taking positions as professors. Then the question arises, can great game design be taught? Professors such as UCSC's Brenda Romero, Denius-Sams gaming academy's Warren Spector, and USC's Richard Lemarchand attempt to answer this question. Ultimately they collectively conclude that taking the game design program at a university reinforces one's fundemental ability to create games and help improves the toolbox students need for making games.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
On behalf of the Center for Games and Playable Media - CONGRATULATIONS to ALL who graduated on August 29, 2015, at the Engineering Lecture Hall at on the Santa Cruz campus of UCSC with a Master's of Science in Games and Playable Media! We are very proud of you!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Sedimental Storm has officially been greenlit! Support from everyone has been amazing. Thank you! The design team will have a lot of work ahead, but we look forward to see the game released on Steam

Saturday, August 8th, 2015
This year's Sammy Awards Grand Prize winning game, Sedimental Storm, has just gone up on Steam Greenlight. Fingers crossed for speedy approval!