Interactive Media & Game Development
Adaptive Enemy-Based Gameplay
Interactive media and gaming provide a wildly popular source of entertainment.
WPI is home to one of the earliest and top-ranked academic programs in this field. Our Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) majors receive a base education in both the artistic and technical aspects of interactive media, underscoring the importance of blending art with technology, and the close working relationships required between artists and programmers.
Merging Art with Technology
Our goal at WPI is to create leading-edge technical artists and creative programmers. To that end, students jump right in and spend their time focusing on hands-on projects and collaborations—creating games, interactive fiction, virtual environments, art installations, and collaborative performances, or inventing entirely new forms of media.
- Best MQP Winners 2013
- Showfest on April 26th, 2013
- MQP Project Presentation Day 2013
- WPI Ranks No. 12 on The Princeton Review’s 2013 List of Top Undergraduate Schools to Study Video Game Design The graduate program earns an honorable mention. >
- "Sprouting Phones" by IMGD Professor Joshua Rosenstock Featured in the Art on the Marquee Exhibit
- MQP Lifespan Wins Student Showcase at "Made in MA"
- WPI Named #12 on the Princeton Review's List "Top Undergraduate Schools To Study Video Game Design For 2013"
- IMGD Students and Faculty Highlighted in Telegram & Gazette Article on Serious Games
- Pandora MQP Takes 3rd Place for College Category at the Mass Digi Game Challenge
- Animation Career Review Named WPI #43 for the "2013 Top 100 US Schools for Animation and Game Design"
- WPI professor Jennifer deWinter and Carly Kocurek Publish Editorial about Women in the Gaming Industry
- Graduate Students to Present at the Southwest Popular Association
- Professor deWinter to Present Paper at the Southwest Popular Culture Association
- George Phillies Releases New Wargame Tactics Book
- WPI to Host Digital Humanities Symposium The Nov. 2-3 event will bring together digital humanities and arts scholars, students, librarians, and other professionals for shared dialogue around research, pedagogy, and creative practice. >
- Owlchemy Labs’ Newest Game, Jack Lumber, Takes Audio Design Award at the Boston FIG
- WPI’s Interactive Media and Game Development Program Wins Approval in Recent Rankings PC Gamer, OnlineColleges.com, and The Princeton Review laud WPI's innovative programs >
- PC Gamer Magazine Features WPI in Notable Game Schools
- WPI Student, Chris Hanna, Wins Game Design Award at The Boston FIG
- George Phillies releases 2nd editions of his game design textbooks
- OnlineColleges.com Ranks WPI in Top Ten Colleges for Video Gamers
- TouchTomorrow Robots, Rockets, Astronauts and more at WPI TouchTomorrow Event held on Saturday, June 16th, from 10AM to 5PM. Learn more about this exciting event. >