University of Arizona iSchool iShowcase

When: May 03, 2023 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Photos of students doing talks and playing games

The University of Arizona iShowcase brings together students from several of the iSchool courses, to showcase their group projects in video games, tabletop games and research.
This semester we are expecting almost 40 group projects to be at the iShowcase!

The video and tabletop games will be a hands-on experience with 24 games to play! Senior Capstones will provide 15 projects to explore!

Most student projects are from the following courses:

  • ISTA 251: Introduction to Game Design - introduces game design and teaches students the fundamental concepts for creating games. The course will survey many different games, exploring the issues game designers face when designing games in different genres. Students will participate in a series of game design challenges and will be responsible for designing and prototyping simple games using a game building tool.
  • ISTA 451: Game Development - introduces video game development. This course will explore game design (not just computer games, but all games) and continue with an examination of game prototyping. Once students have a working prototype, they will continue with the development of a complete 2D computer game. Students will work in small teams to develop a working game as a term project.
  • ISTA 498: Senior Capstone - a culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. 

Audience: All
Audience size: Large (101-500)


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Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel Ballroom


880 E. 2nd St
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

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Jana Phillips School of Information

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Jana Phillips