Sammy Showcase 2018

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The 2018 Sammy Showcase was a huge success! Thanks to all who exhibited, presented, and everyone who attended to support these fantastic designers and researchers.

Check out the award winners, watch recorded research or game talks, and send us feedback about the event!


Everything games at UC Santa Cruz 

Game-Making | Game Design | Game Studies | Play Theory | Game Criticism | Games Research | Computational Media | Procedural Content Generation | Programming | Art | Illustration | Sound | Music | VR | Wearables | LARP | Interactive Narrative 

Saturday, June 9, 2018
UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
Facebook Event link (all info on the FB page is repeated here)
Free and open to the public

Research Presentations streamed on 1:20-6pm PST
Senior Capstone Game Presentations streamed on 1-4:30pm PST 

Spend a fun-filled Saturday playing new and innovative games and learning about cutting edge games research. Be the first to play over 50 brand new games from graduate and undergraduate student designers, all developed during the past school year at UCSC!

Try new computer games and virtual reality experiences in the Expo, or relax in the Board Game Lounge. Sit in on design team game demonstrations, and a new track of research presentations from UCSC faculty and graduate students. At the end of the day a panel of faculty, industry professionals, and alumni judges will award the coveted “Sammys,” including categories for technical and artistic achievement.

Doors are open to the public at 12:00pm, research presentations are 1:20-6pm, game presentations are 1-4:30pm, and the Sammy Awards ceremony will begin at 6:00pm. Parking is free in the lot around the building. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Bennett Williamson at: bennett.williamson [at]