Digital Gaming

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DIGITAL GAME STUDIES

The cross-disciplinary Digital Game Studies program offers a series of courses on digital game design, analysis, and application. Students are introduced to the foundations of game design and implementation, the design of art assets for digital games, developing critical and cultural understandings of digital games, and the relationship of digital games to important trends in learning and literacy.

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REDHAWK ESPORTS

Launched in fall 2016, the AIMS varsity esports program is believed to be the first of its kind at a top tier university. Miami esports supports teams for three games: Hearthstone, Overwatch and League of Legends. Each team has access to a state-of-the-art esports arena on King Library’s first floor to practice and fine-tune their skills for competitive matches.

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AIMS GAMES CENTER

The AIMS Games Center combines liberal education with cutting-edge research and design of playful technology. We offer a nationally recognized program for game design and development that bridges computer science, engineering, education, communication and art. Learn more about events and view faculty and student work.


The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event It takes place simultaneously in myriad locations all over the planet. Miami has hosted a GGJ site for more than five years, and once again we're looking to kick out high quality games, high octane fun, and enjoy teamwork and networking. Learn more about Miami's site.

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco is a high-energy event filled with design and development workshops and fantastic opportunities to network with people in all the facets of gaming—from developers to journalists, artists to academics. Each year, Miami students participate in the GDC mini course to receive credit hours to prepare for and then attend the conference.

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ESPORTS SUMMER CAMP

Our first annual Esports Summer Camp was held on the Miami University campus, July 8-15, 2018, featuring the history, culture and business of Esports, a LAN event every night, daily physical training just like our varsity players, and guest appearances by team members and industry partners. All skill levels welcome.