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.


Generative Design in Minecraft

Do you like Minecraft and procedural content generation? Did you look at the villages in Minecraft and thought, I could write a better algorithm to produce settlements? Now is your chance to prove it. We… Read More…

MIT Technology Review: AI Is Dreaming Up New Kinds of Video Games

Game-making algorithms are almost as old as video games, but their use has typically been limited to generating terrain and other simple digital art. The next frontier is using increasingly sophisticated machine-learning techniques to design… Read More…

Christoph Salge: How to Build a Robot That Wants to Change the World

Quanta Magazine featured our lab’s very own Christoph Salge in an article about AI and programming robots.   Read all about it here: https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-to-build-a-robot-that-wants-to-change-the-world-20171101/ 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 GameInnovationLab@nyu.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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