Computer game creates better understanding of Alzheimer's

Computer game creates better understanding of Alzheimer's

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June 26, 2019

Five students from the IT University's MSc in Games have created ‘Forgotten’ – a game that provides insight into what living with Alzheimer's is like. The students hope that the game can help give especially young people a better understanding of the disease.

ITU graduates behind new Virtual Reality startup

ITU graduates behind new Virtual Reality startup

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January 28, 2019

With a new Virtual Reality tool, two entrepreneurs from the IT University of Copenhagen have created a faster and easier way to create 3D animations. Their company, Sidetracked, has just landed a DKK one million investment which will enable them to launch their product this summer.

ITU graduates created one of Italy’s biggest game successes

ITU graduates created one of Italy’s biggest game successes

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September 20, 2018

Three graduates from ITU’s Games programme went on to found what would become one of Italy’s most successful indie game studios, 34BigThings. We talked to the founders about their company and their time at ITU.

ITU hosts triple conference on games

ITU hosts triple conference on games

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August 10, 2018

From August 13-17, more than 80 computer game researchers from around the world will gather at the IT University of Copenhagen for three consecutive conferences on games analysis, history and philosophy.

AI generates new challenges for Mario

AI generates new challenges for Mario

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June 13, 2018

A group of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that automatically generates new levels for computer games. The technology opens up for new possibilities for adapting the difficulty of game levels to individual players.

Young ITU researcher receives EliteForsk travel grant for teaching computers to think strategically

Young ITU researcher receives EliteForsk travel grant for teaching computers to think strategically

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March 1, 2018

Niels Justesen is awarded a travel grant of DKK 200,000, and plans to travel to both New York and France, to work with some of the leading researchers in computer games and robots.

Thesis project turned into an award-winning puzzle game

Thesis project turned into an award-winning puzzle game

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December 6, 2017

Four students from ITU’s Games programme dedicated their thesis to making the Virtual Reality (VR) experience more social. The resulting game ‘Tell Me What You See’ won the award for ‘Most Innovative Newcomer’ at the game festival Play17 and took the prize as best ITU student project in 2017.

Creating more realistic hand movements in VR

Creating more realistic hand movements in VR

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October 26, 2017

How can you create a more realistic Virtual Reality experience? Well, it might help if your hand couldn’t move straight through solid objects like tables and walls. Phillip Phoelich and Óscar Losada set out to create a software solution to this problem in their thesis project from the Games programme at the IT University of Copenhagen.

CAST IT: Game Studies From The Hobbit To Minecraft

CAST IT: Game Studies From The Hobbit To Minecraft

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October 13, 2017

Learn more about computer games and the field of Game Studies in this podcast featuring Espen Aarseth, professor at ITU.

Researchers are training a deep learning algorithm to beat humans at StarCraft

Researchers are training a deep learning algorithm to beat humans at StarCraft

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October 4, 2017

Computers have already crushed humans at chess, Go and poker. Now, researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen are training an algorithm to beat the best human players in the sci-fi computer game StarCraft. If the project succeeds, it will be another quantum leap forward for artificial intelligence (AI).

ITU appoints Denmark’s first professor in computer games

ITU appoints Denmark’s first professor in computer games

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March 29, 2017

The IT University of Copenhagen has appointed Espen Aarseth Professor of Game Studies, a field he has played a significant role in establishing. On Tuesday, April 4, he will share his take on the state of computer games research and the still unanswered questions about the impact of games on our lives.

New startup wants to create social gaming experiences

New startup wants to create social gaming experiences

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February 24, 2017

Tanja Lind Tankred and Mira Dorthé have founded the new independent game studio Other Tales Interactive specializing in narrative games for mobile platforms. Their first game Tick Tock started as a thesis project at the IT University of Copenhagen.

New research will help us understand computer games

New research will help us understand computer games

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May 2, 2016

Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, has received one of Europe's most prestigious research grants, an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of two million Euro. He will spend the next five years laying the groundwork for the first comprehensive theory of computer games.

300 gamers are taking over ITU on April 1-3

300 gamers are taking over ITU on April 1-3

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March 9, 2016

The student organization ITU LAN is organizing a weekend full of non-stop gaming, intense tournaments and friendly banter in front of the screen.

Concerns about video games: Conference at ITU on January 20-22

Concerns about video games: Conference at ITU on January 20-22

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January 18, 2016

An upcoming conference at the IT University of Copenhagen sheds light on the latest research on computer games and asks why the relationship between violence and computer games continues to be the subject of heated debate.

ITU alumni among nominees at Independent Games Festival

ITU alumni among nominees at Independent Games Festival

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January 13, 2016

Game companies emerging from the IT University of Copenhagen are in the international top league – three companies founded by former students are among the nominees at the 2016 Independent Games Festival Awards.

Students exhibited digital artworks

Students exhibited digital artworks

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December 2, 2015

A sensitive robot and a womb simulation were among the creative installations on display when students from Digital Media and Design exhibited their final projects at ITU on December 1.