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

New Widgets Let You Snap, Crackle … and Think… Help NYU game researchers make fidgeting more productive Do you doodle, fidget, or fiddle with things on your desk while you work?  A surprisingly large number… Read More…

A class project has evolved into a startup for Human Computer Interaction researcher and computer science Ph.D. candidate Mike Karlesky. “It's much easier to understand when you try it than to describe it in words,”… Read More…

Our artist in residence is featured on Cool Hunting!   In anticipation of NYU's Brooklyn Polytechnic artist-in-residence Kaho Abe's presentation at Kill Screen's upcoming Two5six conference, we visited the one-time fashion designer, then wearable technology… 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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