Welcome to the Game Innovation Lab at NYU’s School of Engineering, where we’ve been encouraging creativity and teamwork, and building innovative and playful experiences for our students, faculty, and visitors since 2011.

Quick Facts

We are:

Funded by the NSF, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bell Labs, and more

Designed to allow for both fluid, collaborative thinking and easy, fluid movement of surfaces and workstations

Home to interdisciplinary research and teaching

Events

Keep up with the events happening in the Game Innovation Lab

NYC Indie Dev/Unity Group April Meetup

April 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Topic: Post GDC – The News and Updates from Unity at GDC Description: Carl Callewaert, Unity's Lead Evangelist, will be back in NY bringing the latest Unity news and updates from GDC, and you definitely… Read More…

Indie Tech Talk #19: Johnnemann Nordhagen

May 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Programmers: Who Needs ‘Em? Read More…

Press

GIL in the News

Check it out! Artist in Residence at the Game Innovation Lab at NYU-Poly, Kaho researches and builds games that utilize technology to bring people together face to face. An important part of her practice is… Read More…

  Night Games brings people together within an interactive musical game environment to collaborate in an act of co-creation through rhythm and dance. This interactive musical environment inspires players to interact with a rich fantasy… Read More…

This was the second year the Game Innovation Lab opened it's doors for the World Science Fair's Innovation Square.  Hundreds of guests visited our research space and got to play with the software we've been… Read More…

What is this
place?

GIL is an interdisciplinary graduate research lab. Our funded projects take games and turn them into an innovation challenge.  We work with industry partners, research facilities internationally, the NYC Board of Education and other groups,… Read More…

How can I
Participate?

If you have a project that could be a good fit the for Lab's research mission, drop us a line at games@poly.edu, and we'll get back to you with next steps. If you are a… Read More…

Information for
Visitors

We periodically host tours and research demos, as well as present a popular series of Indie Tech Talks and other game-related workshops. Stay tuned for information about our upcoming events Read More…