Saturday, May 9th 2020

Fully Remote Digital Showcase!

Free and open to the public!


GameFest is a student game development showcase, symposium and competition, with prizes awarded by a panel of industry experts. The show must go on, we’ll be featuring innovative student work in our first ever remote showcase.

GameFest is hosted by the Digital Gaming Hub and Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Program in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Our Submissions for 2020 have closed. Please check out this year’s nominees here and vote for your Favorite.

Digital Venue


Our program features a digital showcase, video presentations and virtual after party.

Play the Games from our website

Tune into Twitch starting at 2pm to view our video

Check out the games in the virtual exhibition in Sansar.

Gamefest Kickoff and Keynote 2PM EST

Anton Hand: Making Games In Our Cyberpunk Dystopia


About Anton: Anton Hand is an digital media artist and game designer currently located in Los Angeles CA. His work with RUST LTD. involves the design and production of videogames, language-learning environments, and immersive virtual experiences. Anton’s past work includes virtual environments produced for Duke University, Time Warner, Sun Microsystems, and I.B.M. He has a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from SUNY Buffalo, and an MFA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Electronic Arts Program, class of 2013.


Featuring more than 20 original games to play by up and coming game designers. Try out breakout indie hits, gameplay innovations and new technologies, from Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to mobile games, competitive multiplayer games, educational games and experimental artgames.  The Expo features games created by students at schools including Champlain College, Qunnipiac University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology and more!

GameFest is presented by the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Program and the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is made possible in part by a grant from the State of New York’s Empire State Development agency.

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