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So what was it like to appear on ‘Project Runway’ episode focused on female video game characters?

By Scott Rappaport UC Santa Cruz April 25, 2019 — Santa Cruz and Hollywood (?), CA (Photo above: UC Santa Cruz arts professor Robin Hunicke, far left, on..

April 25, 2019

Find your next must-play game by flying through a virtual galaxy

By Douglas Heaven New Scientist August 3, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA Experimental online tool designed to help you find the next video game to play...

August 3, 2017

30 years in the making, creators of Maniac Mansion release Thimbleweed Park

by Logan Booth The Satellite Centers April 6, 2017 — Felton, CA [Editor’s note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat published Thimbleweed Park: Gaming Like It’s..

April 6, 2017

UCSC Scores Renowned Game Developer to Run Program

By Ryan Masters Santa Cruz Sentinel December 29, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Renowned game designer and developer Erin Robinson Swink was..

December 29, 2015

Q&A: Jason Kaehler: Asylum Labs Accepted into Prestigious London Accelerator

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat October 8, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA I had a recent opportunity to catch up with..

October 7, 2015

Game Design Innovator Jane McGonigal to Visit Bookshop Santa Cruz

By Julia Sinn Bookshop Santa Cruz Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 9, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA Can gaming make a better world? What if we could..

September 9, 2015

How a Santa Cruz Designer Created One of the Most Unlikely Hits in Video Game History

By Sam Working Good Times July 23, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA [Editor’s note: Readers might recall our article “Garden of Gaming in Santa Cruz is..

July 23, 2015

Game designer Brenda Romero honored with Game Developers Choice Award

By Tim Stephen UC Santa Cruz (Photo above: Brenda Romero. Credit: C. Lagattuta) Romero, director of the UC Santa Cruz Games and Playable Media master’s..

January 30, 2015

Rising stars garner national attention in gaming

By Jonathan Partridge Contributor, Santa Cruz Tech Beat January 20, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA UC Santa Cruz graduate students have been recognized this month..

January 15, 2015

Asylum Labs: Going after ‘Social Casino’

by Jason Kaehler CEO, Asylum Labs Back in 2012 when we were tossing around ideas for a new game studio, we knew we wanted to focus on a particular genre. There..

August 14, 2014

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