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RPI Hacking Game IO Interloper Gets Rave Reviews In Los Angeles



TimesUnion.com

A video game company led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students was named a finalist in the college game competition at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles last week.

Unfortunately, the game, IO Interloper by the RPI spin-off Dang! did not emerge the winner, losing out to a team from Bringham Young University on Thursday. The RPI team was one of five finalists.

Dang! includes Ben Caulkins, Sam Suite and other developers who graduated from RPI, and they have developed several video games, including IO Interloper, which was designed as a "corporate espionage hacking game."

Dang! was recognized back in March when it was also an awards finalist at the Independent Games Festival in San Francisco.

The Dang! team all came out of RPI's Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program, and they traveled to Los Angeles for the expo and competition with Amanda Kirk, the coordinator of RPI's Digital Game Hub as well as two RPI professors.

"This is very exciting for RPI, it's the first time one of our students games has been selected for the student game competition and this is our first time at E3," Kirk said.

Kirk said that the Dang! team plan to seeking investors and raise money for their video games and their company through crowdfunding as well.

RPI has one of the strongest video game development programs in the country, and Troy has become a hotbed of video game development.

 

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