Friday, November 12, 2021, 1PM-5PM
L. A. Pittinger Student Center, Cardinal Halls A-C
Ball State University

Symposium Information

When: Friday, November 12th, 1:00PM–5:00PM

Where: Ball State University, L. A. Pittinger Student Center, Cardinal Hall A, B, and C

Cost: Free—but space is limited. Register now!

The Symposium on Games is a celebration of games research, design, development, and application. Our event brings together faculty, staff, students, and community members to discuss all manner of work on games and play.


Register here—for free!

If your class or work schedule means you can only come to some sessions, please know that you are welcome to come and stay as long as you like.

Mask Policy

Face coverings are required inside any university building. You can read more about the university's COVID-19 response and policies here.

Symposium Keynote in Cardinal Hall B
1:00 p.m

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Paul Gestwicki, Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Ball State University Games Knowledge Group

Susana Rivera-Mills, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Ball State University

Keynote Presentation: Indie Game Development

Greg Philips, Partner at Plow Digital | Plow Games

Game Demos
Cardinal Hall A


Rusty Lumpkin (Three Nail Games).

  • Sea of Plunder

  • Camouflage

  • Natural Chaos

Dillon Waggonner (Ball State University). Crew Deck.


Travis Faas (IUPUI). Sin-Cycle.

Joe Burns (Saga City Games). Saga City.

Cardinal Hall B


Christoph Thompson (Ball State University). "Introduction to Digital Audio".

Benjamin McPheron (Anderson University). "Using Board Games to Build Community (and alternatives for a global pandemic)".


Huali Fu (Ball State University). "Introduction to 3D Art for Games".

Angela R. Cox (Ball State University). "'If I Remember Correctly': Players Playing Memories".


Dillon Waggoner (Ball State University). "An Introduction to LEGO Serious Play"

Paul Gestwicki (Ball State University). "Introduction to Game Programming with Godot Engine"


Feel free to send questions about the symposium to Paul Gestwicki.