The Experimental Game Lab is a platform, resource and community hub for faculty and students of Georgia Tech’s Digital Media Graduate and Computational Media Undergraduate Programs to explore the expressive potential of games through culturally, historically and theoretically informed experimentation, collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
As a resource, the EGL houses a collection of current and legacy video game consoles, as well as an extensive library of console and computer, as well as board and analog games, in addition to books and magazines. The EGL also has a number of game development workstations including Unity, Maya and other software and hardware tools for game creation.
The EGL hosts and incubates special interest groups and projects based on faculty and student interest. Current and past interest groups have included: Aperio (Games and Space), Gendered Games, Games and Poetry, Paragaming, and Art Games, to name a few. The EGL also hosts guest speakers and workshops.
The EGL also currently houses the GT Game Studio, directed by Dr. Ian Bogost and Dr. Blair MacIntyre.
The EGL is located in Georgia Tech’s Technology Square Research Building (TSRB) and is affiliated with the School of Literature, Media and Communication.