Welcome to the Game Innovation Lab at the NYU School of Engineering, where we’ve been encouraging creativity and teamwork, and building innovative and playful experiences for our students, faculty, and visitors since 2011.


Why AI researchers like video games – Economist

We were mentioned in The Economist: Like displaying curiosity and delaying rewards, transferring learning from one task to another is something humans do effortlessly but machines struggle to manage. Here again, games are playing an… Read More…

Story on Vox

GIL Co-Directors weigh in on the future of A. I. I’m somewhat concerned about what I think of as “intermediate stages,” in which, say, self-driving cars share the road with human drivers. … But once… Read More…

Virtual Reality in Education Study

Do it for science! …and the $10 Amazon gift card. Ever wanted to try VR? You are invited to participate in a study investigating the viability of virtual reality environments in education.You will be asked… Read More…


Keep up with the events happening in the Game Innovation Lab

Quick Facts

We are:

Funded by the NSF, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bell Labs, and more

Designed to allow for both fluid, collaborative thinking and easy, fluid movement of surfaces and workstations

Home to interdisciplinary research and teaching

What is this

GIL is an interdisciplinary graduate research lab. Our funded projects take games and turn them into an innovation challenge.  We work with industry partners, research facilities internationally, the NYC Board of Education and other groups,… Read More…

How can I

If you have a project that could be a good fit the for Lab's research mission, drop us a line at games@poly.edu, and we'll get back to you with next steps. If you are a… Read More…

Information for

We periodically host tours and research demos, as well as present a popular series of Indie Tech Talks and other game-related workshops. Stay tuned for information about our upcoming events Read More…

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