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Ivan’s Parallel Reality

Ivan’s Parallel Reality

Ivan’s Parallel Reality is a demo of a narrative game exploring an art making factory in a hypothetical future.

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Ex Nihilo

Ex Nihilo

Using the HTC Vive players can freely run and climb to explore the peculiar chain of floating islands that fill this detailed, living and breathing world.

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Vespers

Vespers

Vespers as a game explores the Catholic view of Purgatory through the lense of an Elizabethan-era Everyman play.

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Anima

Anima

Viewers can walk around at their own pace and listen to the environment. The overall mood is meditative, encouraging the participant to take their time and relax.

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Empty Dreams

Empty Dreams

Empty Dreams is a a narrative experience about finding oneself in which the player explores a world of consciousness and memories.

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Town 404

Town 404

Just like the 404 web page, you can’t find town 404, whether on a map, a license plate, or a list of cities to which express can be delivered.

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GateWay

GateWay

Gateway is an exploration platformer game/walking simulator taking place across multiple worlds.

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Laika

Laika

Laika is a game about the Soviet space dog Laika. It explores the ethics of sending animals into space without their consent.

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Arcade Cocktail Cabinets

Arcade Cocktail Cabinets

Featuring glass tops over screens and custom controllers, the Arcade Cocktail Cabinets have become some of the most shown objects created by the Game Lab.

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Best Burger

Best Burger

Attempt to predict burger trends and barter with your fellow farmers to create the trendiest burger possible.

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There’s Horse Meat In The Meatball Soup!!!

There’s Horse Meat In The Meatball Soup!!!

A grave mistake has happened at the racetrack - the expected-to-win horse somehow ended up in the meat grinder!

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南京!南京!

南京!南京!

南京!is a game in which the players attempt to deduce one another’s identities against the backdrop of Nanking in 1937.

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Plastic Vortex

Plastic Vortex

Plastic Vortex is based on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of human-made debris caught in the swirling gyres of the North Pacific Ocean. The first animal to cross the vortex without choking on plastic wins.

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Tubes

Tubes

Tubes simulates the unbalanced nature of the Internet by modeling its physical infrastructure.

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Gecko Ridemption

Gecko Ridemption

Gecko Ridemption is a browser-based, online-multiplayer area-control, rock-climbing, laser-blasting, stuff-barfing, sport-ish game.

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Holla Pain Yo

Holla Pain Yo

Holla' Pain Yo is a competitive game in which two teams lighten a seesaw by drinking jalapeño water through a tube.

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Letting them Sleep

Letting them Sleep

Letting them Sleep is a game about unnoticed representation in which players use a character creation system to make an avatar that immediately goes to sleep. The most undisturbed sleeper wins.

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Artifacts

Artifacts

Artifacts is an exploratory artgame about digital archeology, archives, and the language of the internet.

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Phantasm Atlas

Phantasm Atlas

Phantasm Atlas is an interactive video installation re-imagining our bodily anatomy.

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Mess.life

Mess.life

Messlife is a virtual DIY artspace in the tradition of warehouse art spaces and alternative venues.

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Rotato Chipz

Rotato Chipz

A little game inspired by Clu Clu Land and Power Stone Wars. The graphics are photographs of found objects and wadded up paper sculptures.

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Junk

Junk

"Junk" is game based on William S. Burrough's essay "Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness" that compares drug use to capitalism.

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One Day, Independence Day

One Day, Independence Day

One Day, Independence Day! is a four-player game that chronicles events and figures from Korea, just after the country's division into North and South.

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Real Shadows Shine

Real Shadows Shine

Real Shadows Shine is a minimum involvement experience about growing, slowing, shade, and blindly moving onward

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Whisk’ry Business

Whisk’ry Business

Whiskr'y Business is a game in which you must change the sweater patterns of three hapless humans to match the cats which they occasionally pet.

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Pug Fitness

Pug Fitness

Guide your poor obese pug to fitness by regulating his meals and maximizing his exercise time.

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Software Etc.

Software Etc.

Software Etc. is a virtual shopping mall and chatbot ecosystem.

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Ddook Ddak Kimbap!

Ddook Ddak Kimbap!

Two teams attempt to build a spring roll by stealing ingredients out from underneath the Dokkaebi's tentacles.

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Make America Great Again

Make America Great Again

Make America Great Again is an asymmetrical polemical board game based on Donald Trump’s views on immigration

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Ring By Spring

Ring By Spring

It's senior year of college and graduation is quickly approaching, leaving young women with two options: get hired or get engaged.

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Pursuit

Pursuit

Shit happens, so we might as well help each other. Meet you at the summit. This is the pursuit.

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I’m So Glad You Came

I’m So Glad You Came

Players use a lifecasted, penis-shaped, sperm-shooting joystick in order to move a matching penis on screen and fertilize objects.

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F You, I’m Happy With Me: A Game About Selfies and Self-Love

F You, I’m Happy With Me: A Game About Selfies and Self-Love

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Cupertino

Cupertino

As Cupertino rapidly becomes known as “the city where Apple is”, longtime residents must work together to stay in the city they call home.

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Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Put your culinary skills to the test and battle sandwiches in a tournament-style miniature monster truck rally

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Sandswitch

Sandswitch

Sandswitch is a game about food culture, sandwich building, and theft.

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One cup of juice

One cup of juice

One cup of juice is a game that converts a two person human relationship into an orange juicing machine.

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Wizard Takes All

Wizard Takes All

Wizard Takes All is a live computer game performance that pits a mob of farmers against a wizard in possession of boundless audiovisual powers.

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Juggle

Juggle

Juggle is a minimal arcade game inspired by early video games that maps digital space to physical space.

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Pope Burn

Pope Burn

Pope Burn is a game about the representation and interpretation of politics through print media in 17th Century England.

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Alexander Doggus

Alexander Doggus

Alexander Doggus is a wheelchair-using dog who used to be the world’s greatest show dog.

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Cos-Mo Cap Astrodrome America

Cos-Mo Cap Astrodrome America

An Omnidimensional Countergravitational Live System for Hyperterrestrial Synthesized Telecomputational Motion Capture.

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Le Petit Architecte

Le Petit Architecte

Le Petit Architecte is an open-ended architectural competition.

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TL;DR [the shape of the internet (Orgy)]

TL;DR [the shape of the internet (Orgy)]

TL;DR [the shape of the internet (Orgy)] is an immersive interactive installation that explores the concept of free play.

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Unity Wireframe Shader

Unity Wireframe Shader

Transform your game into the 80′s cyber-punk extravaganza.

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Bananoculus

Bananoculus

This work explores the relationship between acquired synesthesia, simulation sickness and life as a banana.

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Pin Pon

Pin Pon

Pin Pon is a game about online dating. Using a leap motion controller, players try to bounce stuff off their part of the table and into the opponents. Its always a match!

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Arrangement

Arrangement

“Arrangement” simulates matchmaking by asking potential partners to draw identical drawings through verbal guidance alone.

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Sumorals

Sumorals

“Sumorals” is a four-player board game about sumo wrestling and placing bets, where the rich get richer and the fat get fatter.

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Will I get measles at Disneyland?

Will I get measles at Disneyland?

In “Will I Get Measles At Disneyland?”, you play as a determined mom guiding her children through a measles-infested theme park.

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Locals Only!

Locals Only!

Locals Only! is a game about surf localism and catching sweet waves.

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Hex

Hex

A complex strategy game that tests your ability to build bridges (and tear them down).

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Big Pond Small Pond

Big Pond Small Pond

Players learn what it feels like to be a big fish in a small pond - and vice versa.

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Guattari Hero

Guattari Hero

Guattari Hero is an experimental economic rhythm simulation of consumer experience through Amazon.com's related item feature.

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Apoptosis

Apoptosis

Apoptosis is a video game about a lot of things, but mostly about mental illness.

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Outcast

Outcast

Outcast is a game that addresses the issue of dehumanization of homeless people.

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Do you see what I see ?

Do you see what I see ?

A game of phone calls, privacy and surveillance.

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Primal nest

Primal nest

Primal Nest is an experimental 3D video game where the viewer can navigate the virtual landscape through an inter-vaginal perspective.

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Orthogonal/Diagonal

Orthogonal/Diagonal

Installation of regional redesigned chess variants, with new game pieces developed that sculpturally convey their rules of movement and relative power on the board.

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Word Shift

Word Shift

Shift letters around the board to form words that cascade off and reveal new letters.

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The Iron Range

The Iron Range

A game of labor, globalization, and mining set in the Iron Range of northern Minnesota.

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Space “Invader”

Space “Invader”

Space "Invader" is a polemical video that parodies the classical Space Invaders game but with a colonial narrative.

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Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag was created an experimental project in the area of gaming.

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Mom Actually

Mom Actually

Balance love and weight as you try to raise your children in the modern world.

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Public Restroom Simulator 3000

Public Restroom Simulator 3000

A polemical game about the often ignored normalized dichotomous space of public restrooms.

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Space

Space

Control full or halftime operators for a directional and diplomatic twist on checkers.

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Joe Wurzelbacher: Defender of the American Dream

Joe Wurzelbacher: Defender of the American Dream

Shred Sochi powder and defend America's athletes from terror.

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Classroom Aquatic

Classroom Aquatic

Classroom Aquatic is the world's first stealth/trivia game for the Oculus Rift.

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Ephemeroptera

Ephemeroptera

You are Cu, the captain of the newest model of mobile aerial combat weaponry EXO. With the help of Fin, you are to defeat the System.

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Black Friday

Black Friday

Battle for gifts and yuletide glory in a gruesome Christmas-shopping spectacle.

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Mind Asylum

Mind Asylum

Use a Wiimote to control one of three personalities of a schizophrenic man with multiple personality disorder.

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Decibel

Decibel

A trading card game about the inherent shallow nature of popular dance music.

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Puff

Puff

Puff follows the journey of different kinds of smokers as they trade the items and tools necessary to feed their cigarette habits.

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Masako

Masako

A virtual reality environment highlighting the atrocities of nuclear weaponry.

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Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity

Play as a low-income individual balancing money, health, and dependence while trying to meet your daily caloric requirements.

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(M)eat

(M)eat

This is a game about meat and the ever-conflicting information regarding whether or not humans should be eating animals.

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UCLA Game Lab Cocktail Cabinets

UCLA Game Lab Cocktail Cabinets

Our latest retro-gaming incarnation

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RUNRUNRUN: RACE TO THE BOTTOM

RUNRUNRUN: RACE TO THE BOTTOM

How long can you keep running in circles?

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Unity Mesh Creator

Unity Mesh Creator

A tool made to create simple meshes from image textures based on transparency.

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Escape From Spiderhead

Escape From Spiderhead

ESCAPE FROM SPIDERHEAD is a card game based on a short story of the same name by George Saunders.

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Typical LIFE of Typical IRANIANS

Typical LIFE of Typical IRANIANS

TLTI is a board game designed to describe and address some socio-political problems of post revolution Iran.

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THREE KINGDOMS

THREE KINGDOMS

The oldest player takes the weapons bag and gently scatters the contents over the board.

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Settlers of the Darke Trail

Settlers of the Darke Trail

Create safe passage for the settlers as their world is consumed by darkness.

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DONKEY KONG TOWER BOMB

DONKEY KONG TOWER BOMB

The tower was built in such a way that it is extremely dangerous for more than three intruders to ascend the tower.

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Los Angeles Loves You

Los Angeles Loves You

You are a sad, sad commuter in the city of LA, trying to get to work on a Monday (or Tuesday, or Wednesday...whatever.)

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Rodeo Rodeo Rodeo

Rodeo Rodeo Rodeo

Players steer their horse by tilting the board while holding onto the horns

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Super Power Hour

Super Power Hour

Students create their own superhero characters with wildly different abilities

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Video Games: The State of the Field

Video Games: The State of the Field

A discussion with Steve Mamber, Peter Lunenfeld, and Eddo Stern.

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Burn and Turn

Burn and Turn

Capture the princesses and defend your tower - available on several mobile platforms!

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Subsidized

Subsidized

Stay healthy and wealthy in the subsidized agricultural market longer than your opponents.

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CommComm

CommComm

This 2-vs-1 game takes players through various storylines, culminating in a battle between two ghosts and their murderer.

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Escape from Spiderhead

Escape from Spiderhead

Players must use various experimental drugs to build up the willpower necessary to sacrifice themselves and save their peers.

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Escape from Sea Oak

Escape from Sea Oak

Strategize your job, risks, and alliances in order to escape your humble surroundings and make it to the good life.

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Darkgame

Darkgame

A sensory deprivation game in which players must manage their senses and abilities to destroy or evade their opponents.

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