MAGD EXPO 2020

MAY 19-JUNE 20

ABOUT

The Expo is an annual juried event, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater’s Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program, which features interactive entertainment, 3D, 2D, aural, virtual, and animated creative work.

Our annual event is typically held on campus of UW-Whitewater, but because of the global pandemic, this year’s event is taking place in a virtual environment online.

We hope you’ll spend some time experiencing, playing, and viewing our students’ projects from this year and also participate in choosing our people’s choice award. 

SCHEDULE

MAY 19

OPENING

All projects will be viewable, visitors may begin voting on people’s choice award, and our guest judges will begin examining students’ work. 

May 19, 7 PM (CDT)

ALUMNI PANEL LIVESTREAM

Brandon Korth, class of 2015
Nia’mah Muhammed, class of 2016
Meghan Pfeiffer, class 2017
Lucas Seidel, class of 2017
Sam Franzen, class 2018
Brandon Hanabarger, class of 2018

Our alumni chatted with us about life and careers after graduation. They also shared advice for current students. View the recording here. 

MAY 29

JUDGES PRIZES ANNOUNCED

Please see the individual submission pages to see which exhibits were awarded prizes by our judges.

June 9, 7 PM (CDT)

GAME PLAY LIVESTREAM

Aaron San Filippo, Flippfly
with
Best In Show winners
Dice Knight and Split

Game Developer and owner of Flippfly Studios, Aaron San Filippo, played through Best in Show-winning games and gave feedback and suggestions to the game makers. View the recording here. 

JUNE 20, 7 PM (CDT)

CLOSING NIGHT LIVESTREAM, and PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD ANNOUNCED

The MAGD Expo 2020 officially closed. We announced the winner of the People’s Choice Award. There was be a closing night livestream with an audio-visual improvisation and technology demonstration by faculty. View the recording here. 

EXPERIENCE

Students submit projects in the following categories. Some projects are created as part of course work, while others are side projects or created with colleagues in the GAMED student organization. Please take a moment to enjoy their hard work!

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Voting for 2020 has concluded. Thanks to everyone who voted for their favorite projects this past year!

MAGD EXPO 2020 SPONSORS

BECOME A SPONSOR FOR 2021

Our event helps students gain experience by sharing their work with the public in a professional setting and receiving feedback from industry experts.

Sponsorship money goes directly to student awards.

We hold multiple game jams a year where students across the program collaborate in 48 hour sessions to complete mini projects.

Students earn credit with our Game Jams course held multiple times a semester.

Students design their own senior projects. Kalei shows her UI/UX design to Dean Hayes.

Our students can gain experience making games in virtual reality. 

Our students also gain experience creating games for alternative controls. Luke and Nicole are showing off their mid-air haptic feedback rhythm game.

Motion capture can bring your VR, AR, Motion Graphic to life. We have a new suit- and marker-based system.

Our annual summer camp brings in future students from 8th grade to seniors in high school to campus for a week of game development.

Nathan creates sound and audio for games. Courses in electronic music help make that happen.

Students can bring their own drawing tablets or check out equipment for their use.

About the MAGD Program

The Media Arts and Game Development Program’s mission is to deliver effective and relevant interdisciplinary curriculum responsive to the growing needs of the rapidly changing, evolving, and emerging time-based and interactive media disciplines and professions.