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.


GIL Researchers Win Best Paper Awards at FDG2015

Researchers from the Game Innovation Lab won not one, but TWO best paper awards at this years Foundations of Digital Games conference. Edward Melcer, along  with Truong-Huy Nguyen, Zhengxing Chen, Alessandro Canossa, Magy Seif El-Nasr… Read More…

Postdoctoral Research Position at New York University’s Game Innovation Lab

Postdoctoral research position at New York University's Game Innovation Lab The Game Innovation Lab at New York University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on game generation (the procedural generation of complete games)… Read More…

Bots and (Main)frames at the NYU Science Expo

Technically Brooklyn choose Eddie Melcer's games-for-leaning project as one of the 6 Super Science Projects from NYU's School of Engineering's Science Expo last week. Eddie Melcer has played a lot of games aimed at teaching… Read More…


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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…