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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!


(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.


Xbox Kinect dance off!




ImageOur own exhibition booth displaying our past projects


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

-Rani Kumar



Hey all, 

Below are the details for the AIUI sponsored Game Jam coming up March 23rd to March 25th. 


Location: Studio Arts Building, Iowa City, IA (old Menards building), room 1610. 

Date/Time: March 23-25, 5:00pm start on Friday, ending with the Show-N-Tell at 6:00pm on Sunday

Theme: Smuggling

Parking: Free, large lot in front of Studio Arts building. 

Food: Snacks and beverages will be provided. We are open to suggestions 

Sleeping: Sleeping bags can be rolled out on the floor, although it is uncarpeted. We plan to bring a few cushioned benches into the area. Aside form that a hotel is always an option, couchsurfing, or trusting a local (we don’t bite). 

Computers/Software: 8 PCs have been given local account access for non-students to use. They have the latest Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk 3DS Max, Mudbox, and AutoCAD. Small Wacom tablets are also attached to each computer. If you wish to bring your own tablet, we can’t guarantee it will work without administrative privileges. Programmers, you may want to bring your own PC, we are limited as far as development tools go. Please bring extension cords, we will have a few on hand. Internet can be taken from one of the cords plugged into PCs on site that isn’t being used. 

Schedule: Chris Renaud will be kicking off the event at 5:00pm with a talk. Following that will be idea pitching and team formation at 6:00pm. There will be a Google Hangout for those who can’t make it here physically. After the team formation, it’s game-making time! Show-N-Tell is 6:00pm on Sunday. 


If you have any questions please forward inquiries to Nick Silhacek,

It’s going to be awesome! See you there. 

AIUI Student Exhibition and Professional Game Dev Talks

Join us today at 4:00 PM at Art Building West room 240. We will be hosting several indie game develop talks followed by a Q&A and reception. The 3rd floor atrium gallery at Art Building West has all of our work from last semester’s project Bumpf!

Hope to see you there!

Spring 2012 Schedule of Events

Greetings! If you’re wondering about upcoming AIUI events, you’ve come to the right place. More detailed info about special events will be forthcoming as they get nearer.

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Speaker Ideas

We’re looking into getting a speaker to come to the University of Iowa. If it were up to you, who would you like to see here?

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