Simulation and Game Application (SAGA) Lab

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The Simulation and Game Applications (SAGA) Lab, formerly the Digital Media Institute, began at UT’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) where we specialized in the creation of educational technology including interactive math and chemistry applications starting in 2006. SAGA Lab spun-off from CTL in 2015 under the leadership of Dr. Paul Toprac in Computer Science, head of UT’s eXtended Reality Alliance, Game Development and Design Program, and Principal Investigator of the lab. Our broadened focus has shifted to research using games, mobile apps, simulations, and VR/AR/XR due to high demand for these kinds of applications at UT Austin and recognition of our strengths and interests. We partner with faculty to perform research projects requiring engaging and interactive digital experiences. Our lab has a long track record for creating high-end multimedia solutions, including games, mobile apps, simulations, and VR/AR/XR.

If you wish to conduct further research within the SAGA Lab, please contact Paul Toprac.

To learn more about other Game Research within the GDAD Program, visit here.