May 23, 2015

  • Sketchcross

    UAT Alumnus Releases “Sketchcross” Game on PlayStation

    By: Lauren Fach Do you love video games? UAT Alumnus Kendal Cormany, 24, definitely loves to play video games, but he also loves to create them, as well! Kendal earned a Bachelor of Science in Game Programming from the University of Advancing Technology in 2012. After graduation, Kendal was contracted to design mobile games, but he desired the creativity and freedom of starting his own business, which today is known as Spiky Fish Games. Kendal heard of an opportunity through friends at UAT about Game CoLab, an incubator who supports video game companies. In May 2014, he applied for the Community…

  • daredevil

    Daredevil Arrives in the Nick of Time for UAT Crime Lit Class

    Students in the HUM388 Crime Literature course are gearing up to read the Frank Miller-Frank Mazzucchelli Daredevil “Born Again” storyline, and it coincides perfectly with Netflix’s April 10 rollout of the Daredevil live action series from Marvel Television. If you’re unfamiliar with this groundbreaking storyline from the 1980s, it features Daredevil facing his darkest days as he battles to the finish against a seemingly unbeatable crime lord and his own personal demons. The gritty storyline was a return to the title for Miller that coincided with publication of yet another classic run on Batman, The Dark Knight. Both stories cemented Miller’s place in comic…

  • Mars One

    Mars One Finalists Announced

    The planners behind the Mars One mission have chosen the final 100 candidates to become the first people to colonize the Red Planet. From a starter pool of more than 200,000 applicants, the field has been narrowed to 50 men and 50 women, including 33 Americans. According to Mars One, this first set of astronauts will establish a permanent colony in 2025. From the top 100 finalists, a selection committee will determine who will move on to the next round, which will result in several groups of four astronauts chosen sometime in 2015. It is expected that the selection and…

  • Phoenix Film Festival

    2 UAT Films Selected for 2015 Phoenix Film Festival!

    The Phoenix Film Festival schedule has been released! UAT Digital Video is proud to have 2 films playing this year: “Liv” Directed by Gwyneth Christoffel Synopsis: A video blogger inadvertently reveals too much of his life to his audience. College Shorts Friday March 27, 11:05 am Saturday March 28, 12:45 pm “Ouroboros” Directed by Alexander Broderick Synopsis: A quantum physicist creates an artificial wormhole, a breakthrough in teleportation. But the wormhole brings an unexpected visitor – Faye’s future self – warning that the device threatens the fabric of spacetime and the very existence of the universe. Arizona Shorts Saturday March…

  • World Usability Day

    World Usability Day at PayPal, Scottsdale

    For the last several years, PayPal with their headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ, has been celebrating World Usability Day, with a series of events, networking opportunities and prizes. This past November some of the local companies, such as PayPal people themselves, Pearson and 29th Drive Design Studio have shared some of their out of the box strategies to increase customers engagement. PayPal design team gave a presentation showcased how customer engagement is at the core of every change they made in their online environment. Pearson publishing company gave an inspiring presentation about the incorporation of their weekly co-design sessions with children ages 7-12 into the…

Code For Good- Intel Game Camp

Intel Game Camp

May 20, 2015

Intel Game Camp is currently going on now! If you are interested in video game design or making mobile games, stop by Room 208 on the UAT campus to learn from three Intel gaming professionals. Game Jam runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Friday, May 22. Intel engineers Brad Hill and Rakshith Krishnappa, along with Chris Moody and other mentors, are excited to show you great techniques for video game design, Javascript, prototyping, web games, and mobile with XDK. Game Jams or Game Camps are the perfect place for students to brainstorm ideas for creating a new game…

Sketchcross

UAT Alumnus Releases “Sketchcross” Game on PlayStation

May 18, 2015

By: Lauren Fach Do you love video games? UAT Alumnus Kendal Cormany, 24, definitely loves to play video games, but he also loves to create them, as well! Kendal earned a Bachelor of Science in Game Programming from the University of Advancing Technology in 2012. After graduation, Kendal was contracted to design mobile games, but he desired the creativity and freedom of starting his own business, which today is known as Spiky Fish Games. Kendal heard of an opportunity through friends at UAT about Game CoLab, an incubator who supports video game companies. In May 2014, he applied for the Community…

UAT students at TedxPhoenix 2015

Digital Video Students Attend TedxPhoenix 2015

Apr 30, 2015

A group of nine UAT students had the wonderful opportunity to attend “TedxPhoenix 2015: Press Play” at the Mesa Arts Center on April 26. Under the instruction of Digital Video Professor Sharon Bolman and with IT guidance from Professor Paul Denigris via Skype, students used a camera set up with a Tricaster broadcast system and Live Streamed the entire show, which totaled over 4-1/2 hours of footage. The Digital Video (DV) program at UAT will take the video captured from the TedxPhoenix talk and convert the footage into three half broadcast segments for KAET Ch. 8, Arizona’s local PBS station….