GameFest 2020

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences to Hold Gamefest May 9th, 2PM-6PM


This annual games festival, organized by the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, showcases student creativity and innovation in game design. It features a a student design competition judged by industry professionals, keynote and digital mixer.

Participating students come from colleges all across the Northeast, normally hosted in Upstate NY this year our event will be 100% remote.

Participating local developers include Vicarious Visions, Velan Studios, PUBG:MadGlory, 1st Playable Productions and Tech Valley Game Space.

GameFest is made possible in part through the support of the NYSTAR/Empire State Development Digital Gaming Hubs Program.


Check out the event May 9th!



About GSAS

GSAS is part of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Since its inception in 2007, GSAS is frequently listed amongst the top ranking games programs in the country, offering students concentrations in computer science, electronic arts, writing, cognitive science, and management.


About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and over 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration. To learn more, please visit



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