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Game Innovation Lab, Indie Fund, and IndieCade

Honkimus_Maximus Feb 8th, 2016 (edited) 50 Never
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  1. Tracy Fullerton is a professor and the director of the USC Games program, otherwise known as Game Innovation Lab.
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  3. Funding
  4. -Grants and EA
  5. http://archive.is/Z6bgQ
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  7.     Associated faculty include award winning game designers Richard Lemarchand (Uncharted series) and Peter Brinson (Waco, The Cat and the Coup) as well as pioneering games user researcher Dennis Wixon. Research staff include up and coming game designers Elizabeth Swensen and Sean Bouchard, as well as the talented digital media artists Kurosh ValaNejad, Todd Furmanski and Lucas Peterson. Graduate student researchers in the lab have gone on to stellar careers at Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Zynga and more.
  8.     Current projects, such as the FutureBound suite of games Walden, a game, and the ChronoCards History games are supported by Microsoft Research, The Gates Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Gilbert Foundation, and The Department of Education.
  9. https://archive.is/79qam#selection-243.0-255.366
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  11. People involved with USC's Game Innovation Lab
  12. https://archive.is/iG0ej
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  15. Selection process for IndieCade
  16. https://archive.is/20150917003559/http://www.indiecade.com/submissions/Selection_Process
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  19. 2010:
  20.     Committee
  21.     https://archive.is/UGVtD#selection-1023.45-1023.63
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  23.     Awards
  24.     https://archive.is/V7gp7
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  27. 2011:
  28.     Committee
  29.     https://archive.is/20160104051731/http://www.indiecade.com/about
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  31.     Awards
  32.     https://archive.is/SxbTC
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  34. ((On ETC))
  35. Coco & Co's Way received an award.
  36.     http://archive.is/rfI0Q
  37. Drew Davison was on the committee. He is also part of Carnegie Mellon's ETC.
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  39. ((On Game Innovation Lab))
  40. 2011 was the year FEZ won an award from IndieCade.
  41. Kelle Santiago was also on the committee for 2011's IndieCade awards.
  42. Kelle worked as a graduate research assistant for the Game Innovation Lab back in 2006.
  43.     https://archive.is/iG0ej
  44. Richard Lemarchand, & Tracy Fullerton of Games Innovation Lab were also on the committee for 2011's IndieCade awards.
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  48. 2012:
  49.     Committee
  50.     https://archive.is/20160104051731/http://www.indiecade.com/about
  51.  
  52.     Awards
  53.     https://archive.is/QGSfr
  54.  
  55. ((On Game Innovation Lab))
  56. Kellee Santiago is committee for Jury
  57. A Reality Ends Here, USC game, wins an award
  58. A game by Jeff Watson, Simon Wiscombe, & Tracy Fullerton
  59. http://archive.is/QGSfr#selection-1015.0-1015.17
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  61. 2013:
  62.     Committee
  63.     https://archive.is/eGlPM
  64.  
  65.     Awards
  66.     https://archive.is/8I6PY
  67.  
  68. ((On Game Innovation Lab))
  69. Richard Lemarchand, Sean Bouchard, Anna Lotko, Jeremy Gibson, and Elizabeth Swensen are people from the 2013 Indiecade Festival Organizers who were or are people from Game Innovation Lab.
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  71. The Trailblazer award is an honorary prize given by IndieCade every year to a working game creator who has both made great contributions to the field of games and captures the independent spirit. The Trailblazer award is for distinguished accomplishment over a career of game creation, and recognizes those personalities without whom many of us would have never fallen in love with the field. Past recipients include: Tim Schafer (2010), Megan Gaiser (2011), Elan Lee (2012).
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  73. Tracy Fullerton received The Trailblazer award in 2013
  74. Jeremy Gibson was an Assistant Professor teaching game design for the Interactive Media Division of the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He was also the co-chair for the jury.
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  78. 2014:
  79.     Committee
  80.     https://archive.is/CWBUs
  81.  
  82.     Awards
  83.     https://archive.is/20151208031234/http://www.indiecade.com/2014/festival_awards
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  86. 2015:
  87.     Committee
  88.     http://archive.is/X6cy4
  89.    
  90.     Awards
  91.     https://archive.is/atWjU
  92.  
  93. ((On Game Innovation Lab))
  94. Sean Bouchard, Drea Clark, Sam Roberts, Chloe Lister, James Cox, Elizabeth Swensen, Jeremy Gibson Bond, James Taylor, Akira Thompson, Teddy Diefenbach, and Jamie Antonisse are 2015 Indiecade Festival organizers who were or are people from Game Innovation Lab.
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  96. Walden, a game, an IndieCade Festival 2015 Official Award Nominee, will be featured among 110+ of the best indie games of the year at #IndieCade15 this October 23-25.
  97. https://archive.is/TeReA
  98.  
  99. Did not receive an award however.
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  103. More on Sean Bouchard:
  104.     Backer for FF
  105.     http://archive.is/6Iu1B
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  107.     Backer for Gaming in Color
  108.     http://archive.is/zj1mq
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  110. More on Tracy Fullerton:
  111.     Electronic Arts Chair of the Interactive Media & Games Division Fullerton
  112.     https://archive.is/lnwLV
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  115. >During that IndieCade award Ceremony, Reality Ends Here, USC game, wins an award at IndieCade. A game created by Jeff Watson, Simon Wiscombe, & (suprise suprise) Tracy Fullerton.
  116. And just to prove that Santiago and Fullerton knew each other already in USC… Sanitago graduated from the Game innovation lab in 2006: https://archive.is/iG0ej#selection-855.1-877.17
  117. Fullerton started working there in 2004, her linkedin says she still works there: https://archive.is/NgJ27#selection-1597.0-1621.239
  118. Best part? Santiago herself confirmed that she took one of Fullerton's classes:
  119. >The second semester there, we had this class taught by Tracy Fullerton.
  120. Source: https://archive.is/yNXG2#selection-319.641-319.712
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