Monthly Archives: August 2012

Game Tournament Success!

I would like to start off by giving a huge thanks to everyone that made our first ever charity game tournament a huge success! You all deserve to give yourself a pat on the back because we raised $287.25 for Child’s Play to donate toys and games to the The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

For those of you who missed out, we featured N64 Super Smash Bros. and League of Legends for the tournament and tons of free pizza and beverage this past weekend. The top two Super Smash Bros. players and winning League of Legends team all received gift cards to Best Buy. Way to go, guys! I know everyone put up a good fight and all the participants can feel good about supporting such a great organization.

Because of this awesome community, you can all look forward to more tournaments and other sorts of events from EPX Studio. All of our events will be posted here on our blog and our Facebook page. Here’s to many, many more years of tournaments!

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(From left to right) 2nd place: Ben Nadler ; 1st place: Alex Nuccio ; 3rd place: Bret Alexander

ImageSuper Smash Bros!

ImageTeam K5: Brian Ko ; Hayden Lee ; Junmi Jung ; Jiho Park ; Young Tak Ryu

ImageThanks to all the League of Legends players for your cooperation and your patience while tech issues were being handled.

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Xbox Kinect dance off!

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ImageOur own exhibition booth displaying our past projects

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I cannot thank everyone enough for making this possible. I hope everyone had a blast!

-Rani Kumar

Charity Game Tournament

8/24 – EPX Studio Charity Game Tournament

Details:

Smash Bros and League of Legends

Penn State Room IMU

8p-1a

$5 to play, free to attend

Free pizza and refreshments

Seperate fun play with Xbox Kinect!

Bring your computer, bring your friends, and just hang out!

Fun times while supporting Child’s Play Charity and UIHC Children’s Hospital!

Early registration:

http://www.123contactform.com/form-364232/Tournament

EPX Studio (formally AIUI) is a student organization that develops different media like video games, animations, websites, product design, robotics, and whatever else our members are interested in. We do this by providing an interdisciplinary, educational environment for talented, self-driven individuals. We utilize our N.E.R.D.S. (networking, education, resources, development, and support) core to design interactive digital media. Through networking, we provide education and resources for our yearly projects and each member’s is promoted development, while creating a supportive environment.

We are always looking for students interested in the fields of interactive media (games, animations, websites, robotics, product design) to come work with us no matter what their background, business, journalism and writing, the arts, computer science, engineering, etc. If you are interested please visit our f acebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aiorg/

Child’s Play Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game community and the power of play. Since 2003, they’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars. http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

U of I Childrens Hospital’s Amazon Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1PKKC7IYINC72/?ie=UTF8&tag=childsplaycha-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325

This event was brought to you by UISG, Coca Cola, and Late Night Funding.

Name Change

AIUI has  changed their name! Due to our exponential expansion and growing field of interest, we felt a more fitting name for our group was in order. So after a couple months of brainstorming and going back and forth, we are now called EPX Studio. The EPX (pronounced Epics) stands for Electronic Productions Etc to encompass our groups overall interests!

Our new email is epxstudio.iowa@gmail.com.

So stay tuned for all the same AIUI-ness, but more EPX!
- andrea j

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