2020 DMAE News



  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

DSAG Looking for Artist

The Down Syndrome Awareness Group of Baton Rouge (DSAGBR) is looking to breathe new life into their organization and need to revamp their logos, website, social media presence and printed materials. Future projects may include everything from informational brochures and sponsorship packets to event…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Epic MegaJam 2020

For those who didn't participate in the Microsoft Game Jam or are itching for another one — Epic is holding their 6th Epic MegaJam next month. Sign Up for MegaJam2020 and earn a chance at gear from Intel, a HoloLens 2, a feature on Unreal BLog & Livestream and many game related subscription services…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU DMAE Alumni Works on Fortnite

Seth Perlstein graduated from LSU in Spring 2019 with a masters in Digital Media Arts & Engineering. He joined High Voltage Software in New Orleans upon graduation and is working as a 3D artist. Seth joined us in DMAE with little prior experience in 3-D and was initially considering a career in UX…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

GGJ & Core Game Jam

Global Game Jam and Core Games are featuring a three week GGJ + Core Game Jam are holdiong a three week long game jam. They will unveil the theme on September 16th and creators from aroudn the world will make games using the power of Core!

WHAT IS CORE?
Core is an endless universe of games to play…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Polter Pals Looking for Artists

Nicholas from Split Hare Games is working on a game called Polter Pals which a demo is available on Steam. Split Hare has partnered with Epic Games to create their game in Unreal. They are looking for help for both creatures and environments. If you would like to help out send your resume and…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Game Jam+

If you missed or didn't want to participate in the Microsoft GameCamp there is another game jam opportunity on the horizon and this one is competitive.

Game Jam+ is a 4 stage tournament where cities, continents and the globe competes to reveal the eventual winner. You can join with an existing team…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Enovate Looking for UX Designer

Enovate Upstream

24624 Interstate 45N, Suite 200, Spring TX, 77386

Enovate Upstream is the only business hybrid of a technology company that is operated by experienced executives and research leaders from the oil and gas (O&G) industry. The company was founded to transform the industry through…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Kid's Orchestra needs Graphic Designer

Kids' Orchestra would like to invite graphic designers to submit a proposal in response to our RFP for graphic design work. They need an artist to:

  • Update/adapt our current logo to a new iteration that will commemorate our 10th anniversary and that can be used on web and print materials from 2020-2022.
  • Create a compelling annual report design for digital and print distribution that incorporates written and photo content to be provided by KO’s Communications…
  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Top 15 Game Design Colleges in the South

LSU is ranked as 13th out of 192 colleges for game design. This ranking is done by Animation Career Review and highlights the broad range of programs, large student body, DMAE minor and master degrees and finally a large computer science department with many relevant classes. This is the first time…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Microsoft Game Camp

A reminder to everyone about the upcoming Microsoft Game Camp that is taking place online and open to the entire state. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in game development. If you have already signed up or are looking for a taste of what it is like, you can take a free…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

New Orleans Game Camp

The Microsoft Gamecamp is back and is now online. This is a five-month journey from conception to completion. The kick-off is on September, 28th 2020 and all teams will be assigned an industry mentor for guidance. Video conferencing and all game development tools will be provided to participants…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar Change

The fall semester is still planned to start on-campus, in person on Monday, August 24th. The fall holiday on October 8th and 9th is cancelled and classes will be held during this time. Classes after Thanksgiving on November 25th to 27th will take place online.

By eliminating fall break and not returning to campus after Thanksgiving, we hope to reduce the chances of an outbreak of the virus that could be caused by exposure through travel.

Final exams will still be held on December 7th through 12th. More information can be found in the

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Lumen Art Prize

You all have an opportunity to enter for The Lumen Prize, the world's pre-eminent prize for art and technology in multiple categories. 

If you create art digitally, You should consider entering the Lumen Prize's main competition with a prize fund of $11,500 and global opportunities to show your work…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

The Rookie Awards are Open

The Rookie Awards is the world’s biggest contest for aspiring creatives in games, animation, visual effects, immersive media, motion graphics and product visualisation. This is the 10th annual contest so its one you don’t want to miss. Take a chance and share your work to industry heavyweights and…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Unity 2020 Beta is Out

If you have some time while you are stuck at home, there is a new public Beta release of Unity 2020.1 publicly available. It includes support for ray tracing in the Skinned Mesh Renderer component, Alembic caches and Camera Stacking to name a few. Check it out and have fun!

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Microsoft Game Studios Game Camp Postponed

The organizers of the Microsoft Game Camp would like to thank our staff, contributors, speakers, mentors and partners in and outside of New Orleans for their hard work and support of Xbox Game Camp New Orleans powered by Unity.

The Game Camp partners strive to ensure you aspiring game developers…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick 2020 FutureFest

LSU, CCT & DMAE are hosting the 2020 edition of Redstick FutureFest. We are having our annual Digital Media Showcase featuring projects from faculty, students, industry professionals, DIY-ers and more. It takes place at the Digital Media Center at LSU on Friday, April 17th from 10am to 2pm.

If you are a student at any Louisiana institution and interested in showing off your work sign up for a booth sign up on our Redstick FutureFest Student Form

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick 2020 FutureFest Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and LSU;s restrictions on large meetings we have made the hard decision to delay RedStick for Spring 2020. As soon as we have more information about when we can reschedule the event we will let everyone know. In the meantime continue working on your digital media…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Tigers VR Training Tool

The DMAE 7115 Production & Project Management class is working with the department of Kinesiology and LSU Football for a VR athletic training simulation. The team is using Unity to recreate a photo realistic Tiger Stadium with a quarterback throwing to a human controlled receiver.

This is a…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Microsoft Game Studios Game Camp

Louisiana is fortunate to have an opportunity to work with professional game developers on XBox 360 Game Development kits. This is an event open to all adults throughout the region. This includes students and working professionals.

Dev kits will be made available in New Orleans but teams can…

  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU Global Game Jam 2020

Congratulations to all participants to LSU's 6th Global Game Jam. This event is global in scale and there were over 48,700 jammers participating in 934 jam sites across the world in 118 countries, all coming together to make the event the biggest jam ever!! All of last year's records and become the…