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.

News

Julian Togelius honored with IEEE Early Career Award

From NYU Tandon School of Engineering Julian Togelius, associate professor of computer science and engineering and Director of the Game Innovation Lab at NYU Tandon, has been selected to receive the 2020  IEEE Computational Intelligence… Read More…

Two-Step Constructive Approaches for Dungeon Generation

This paper presents a two-step generative approach for creating dungeons in the rogue-like puzzle game MiniDungeons 2. Generation is split into two steps, initially producing the architectural layout of the level as its walls and… Read More…

Intentional Computational Level Design

The procedural generation of levels and content in video games is a challenging AI problem. Often such generation relies on an intelligent way of evaluating the content being generated so that constraints are satisfied and/or… Read More…

Events

Keep up with the events happening in the Game Innovation Lab

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

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 GameInnovationLab@nyu.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…