Welcome to the Game Innovation Lab at the NYU 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

Press

GIL in the News

Visiting Researcher Anna Ly is creating an app that uses breath and storytelling to teach empathy and mindfulness to young kids. Today, educators are using mindfulness meditation techniques in schools to get kids to slow… Read More…

Link: http://www.fastcompany.com/3038466/video-games-for-grown-ups The Fast Company wrote a nice piece on the future of games.  Check it out! "A perfect storm of distribution channels, game literacy, and appetite for content has led to an explosion of… Read More…

The Game Innovation Lab piece will be featured in this week’s episode of SciTech Now, the weekly multiplatform magazine program that explores the nexus of fresh ideas, new technologies and scientific discoveries. The segment will… 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…

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