Frequently Asked Question
What is Game Lab?
Game Production Lab is a team-based class where students will create compelling experiences using increasingly complex, open-ended technology. Students will learn to work within a simulated, professional environment using relevant, quality tools and game engines. By the end of the course, each team will have created an original, playable game experience of professional-level quality.
Who can enroll in Game Lab?
Anyone enrolled at any school at the University of Texas at Dallas! If you are interested in joining, you simple need a portfolio and to fill out the application by the due date listed above.
What projects have come out of Game Lab?
Descriptions and trailers for some of the previously completed games will be linked here, in the future. Please check back for updates.
How do I pitch and lead a game?
In order for an idea to be accepted into Game Production Lab (and assigned a team), it must first be pitched to a group of faculty and peers. If selected and approved, you will be expected to lead a team of students to create the approved project pitch.
If you would like to pitch a project for Game Production Lab, you will need to apply as a Creative Director by filling out the provided form by the due date. If you would like to be prepared for your application, a PDF detailing the information required is located here. Please note, the official application link will activate on the specified date in the calendar above.
How do I join?
Students can apply to take Game Production Lab as a team member, where they will work in a group to create the approved projects. After applying (and if approved), you will be assigned to teams based on your skillsets and at the Instructor’s discretion. Please note that team spots are limited and not every applicant will be approved. Approval is based on quality of submitted work and required team composition for the approved projects that semester.
Team Member Applications will open shortly after Game Pitches. If you would like to be prepared for your application, a PDF detailing the information required is located here. Please note, the official application link will activate on the specified date in the calendar above.
How can I play the games?
You can officially play each of the current Game Production Lab games during three designated times of the year. Please check the calendar above for the dates and times of Alpha, Beta, and Release Candidates.