term: spring | date: 10th May, 2021

USC Games, North America’s No. 1 game design program for eleven years according to the Princeton Review, is collaborating with long-term partner, Jam City—to feature the game designers and developers of tomorrow at their annual USC Games Expo. Building on last year’s highly successfully livestreamed event, the show will premiere on May 15th, 2021 at 12PM PST, with a “Jr. High/High School Student Sneak Peek” the day prior on May 14th, 2021 at 10AM PST. The show will feature over 60 games made entirely via distributed development by students and teams spread around the globe.

Virtually all of the games shown will be downloadable and all streaming content can be viewed at www.uscgamesexpo.com.

USC Games was proud to announce the Gerald A Lawson Fund for Black and Indigenous Students last Thursday, with seed partner, Take Two Interactive.  We’re looking for more companies to join the cause and build the endowment to be as large as it can be to help as many students as possible!  Go to the USC Games Lawson Fund support website for more info and share the link to encourage more support!

Wednesday, May 12th, 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Wednesday from 2pm – 6pm, stop into Collin’s Office for end of semester check ins, questions answered and general low pressure chats. You don’t need a reason to come say “hello!” – but if you’d like to, his office door is open.

*Students & Faculty, look out for more information in our USC Games Weekly Access Guide.

Thursday, May 13th, 10:00AM – 11:45AM

The 2021-2022 IMGD MFA Thesis projects are looking for producers, engineers, musicians, voice actors, writers, 2D/3D artists, and more for the upcoming school year. Undergraduate and graduate students from all USC Schools (SCA, Viterbi, Marshall, Thorton, etc) are invited! Can’t make it? This meeting will be recorded. Learn more about the upcoming MFA Thesis projects HERE.

Zoom URL: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94857325655
Zoom Meeting ID: 948 5732 5655
Passcode: 514640

Want to be featured and play Minecraft? Sign up HERE.

The fun kicks off on Saturday, May 8 at 12 PM PDT. The event will be streamed at USC Trojan Esports’ Twitch.

Friday, May 14th, 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Let the next generation know about your projects and the USC Games program, and check out Microsoft’s Women of Xbox Panel! Tune in to the USC Games 2021 Expo Sneak Peek, May 14th at 10AM PST streaming LIVE on the USC Games Expo website!

Saturday, May 14th, 12:00PM – 8:00PM

Tell your friends, family, strangers (from 6 feet away!):  Tune in to the USC Games 2021 Expo, May 15th at 12PM PST streaming LIVE on the USC Games Expo website!

Wednesday, May 12th, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Game Tasting is a weekly event featuring curated tabletop games (in Tabletop Simulator) with USC Games students and faculty. Come, have fun, and learn a new tabletop game every week!

This week, in the last Game Tasting event of the semester, we’ll be playing Imhotep, and drafting game about careful timing and competing strategies to build wonderous monuments in ancient Egypt. Join us on Wednesday at 7:00 PM PDT to oversee the building of statues with 2016’s Imhotep.

*Students & Faculty, look out for more information in our USC Games Weekly Access Guide.

Thursday, May 13th, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

CALLING ALL GAMING TROJANS! ALL USC students from ALL SCHOOLS are invited to the AGP & MFA Thesis 2022 Projects to CREW UP! Hear what’s going to be the focus of our yearlong development in USC Games!

Zoom URL: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95477662130
Zoom Meeting ID: 954 7766 2130
Passcode: 485155

Friday, May 14th, 5:00PM – 10:00PM

Cheer on your own USC Trojans Varsity Esports teams as they play teams from across the country in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Hearthstone & Smash Bros, including—for the time as a Trojan Esports Title, Valorant!  All streaming LIVE at 5PM PST at on Friday 5/14, on the USC Games Expo website!

Zoom URL: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95477662130
Zoom Meeting ID: 954 7766 2130
Passcode: 485155