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Race to the Red Planet

Race to the Red Planet is an space adventure board game, in which players race their ships to Mars.


GRAViTY is an abstract puzzle game that uses graviational forces to move game objects around.

TiER1 Guest Lecture

TiER1 visited Miami University to reveal the secret ingredients in their gamification strategies.

Diet Heroes

Diet Heroes is an educational game that uses role-playing battle conventions to teach healthy eating habits.

Audio Abduction

Audio Abduction is a game that explores the impact of a soundtrack on gameplay. It was developed by Jacob Zawodny in GameMaker Studio. The game can be downloaded here (windows only).

Cellular Warfare

Cellular Warfare is a single player board game in which a bacteria colony attempts to thrive in a hostile host system.


QuestLess is a bare-bones role-playing game without quests but lots of silly characters.

Araneae and Julia Hiltscher Guest Lecture

Julia Hiltscher (Vice Director of ESL) and world-famous Alvar Martin “Araneae” Aleñar (coach of Fnatic) join IMS212 for a guest lecture of e-Sports.

College Life

College Life is a game about finding a healthy balance between a social life, an academic life, and your health.

Humans vs Zombies

Join our fight against the zombie apocalypse that is scheduled from April 2 to April 11.

The World the Children Made

A nar­ra­tive adap­ta­tion of Ray Bradbury’s The Veldt.


The Gradequest project uses innovative course design that applies game design techniques to motivate and evaluate students.

Don’t Kill The Cow

A side-scrolling critical game that questions game goals and what it means to win or lose in a digital game.

UDLR: Swipe

UDLR: Swipe is a simple, but elegant, swipe-based mobile game for iOS and Android.

Featured Student Blogs

An overview of student posts that were featured on industry sites.


Denounce is an adventure game that teaches about Russian and Soviet history from the 1930s.


The use of embodied game technology to provide hands-on decontamination training.

From Earth to Mars

From Earth to Mars is a science fiction space adventure board game, crawling with treachery and deceit.

Dale Yu Guest Lecture

Board game designer Dale Yu visited Miami University to discuss his work on board games such as Dominion.


Supertrip is a location-based mobile adventure game  for Android and iOS.

Atari 2600 Studio

A course during which students get to develop Atari 2006 games in assembly.

Barely Afloat

A game about a little girl and her cuddle toy, who are looking for her parents on a sinking cruise ship.

Radical Writing Center

Radical Writing Center is a serious game about consulting a student writer.

John Comes Guest Lecture

John Comes, the creative director for Uber Entertainment gave a guest lecture to the students of IMS445.


RainboDisko is a tabletop game to be played on an operating record player.


A 2-player cooperative game about a god named Henry and his minion Fred, who combine forces to fight off non-believers.

Gerontoludic Design

Gerontoludic Design is a research project about game design for older adults.


VerilogTown is a game that can be used to learn Verilog, a language used to design and test circuits that can be implemented on various technologies.

Bottle Rockets

Bot­tle Rock­ets is a “music video” game about a mother and her daugh­ter that features a song by Aphex Twin.

Fairies? Why did it have to be Fairies?!?

A Project Tango game in which the player tries to defeat the vengeful flower fairies.

NICU Evacuation

A research project about the use of gaming technology for hospital evacuation training.

The Essence of Evil

The Essence of Evil is a text-based adventure game that explores the line between justice, empathy, morality, and righteousness

Candy Knights

Candy Knights is a board game to help teach 4th grade students math and history

Blocked In

A Piecepack game in which 4 wizards use force fields to surround their opponents.

Horse Owner

A mobile simulation game modeled after the Derby Owners Club.

Filament Games Guest Lecture

Filament Games joined the IMS225 Games and Learning class to discuss their work with the students.