Critical Play Collections

About

StudioLab invites our community to use play as a tool for creation and reflection. By creating temporary spaces defined by flexible rule sets, we're able to see our designs and ideas from new perspectives. We think play sparks the imagination, welcomes collaboration, and facilitates respectful commentary.

Games are important cultural artifacts for conveying the human experience. We're fortunate to be living in a time when theories of play and games criticism are exploding in both popular and academic domains.
 

Game Library

StudioLab has a game collection of over 500 titles across Epic, Origin, Riot, Blizzard, GOG, itch.io, and Steam stores. When possible we purchase DRM-free titles, so that they can be installed on all of our computers. We're continually adding titles to our collection. If there's a game you think we should have, let one of our technicians know.

Control Surviving Mars Braid
Overcooked Heaven Will Be Mine Stardew Valley
Into the Breach Donut  County FTL
Doom Baba is You Overwatch
Final Fantasy XV Opus Magnum Frog Detective
Dwarf Fortress Besiege Rocket League
RimWorld SUPERHOT Katamari Damacy
80 Days Getting Over It Butterfly Soup
Factorio Firewatch Celeste
League of Legends Return of the Obra Dinn Kerbal Space Program
Frostpunk Minecraft Tilt Brush
NieR: Automata Her Story Stellaris
Kentucky Route Zero Portal Hollow Knight


Read / Watch / Play Series

StudioLab is a beginner-friendly environment for exploring the arts, humanities, and sciences through hands-on experiences. It is because of these values that the StudioLab also celebrates play, and subsequently celebrates games. Read / Watch / Play is our monthly collection of articles, videos, and games centered on a theme.

 

 

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Lab Computers

StudioLab has four high-end PCs that we use for VR, games, motion capture, modeling, scanning, and video editing. Each computer is pre-loaded with a suite of software as well as a few games we think are especially worth your time. 

 Specifications

CPU Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390M 
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 16 GB DDR4
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB
GPU Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB
Case Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply Corsair RMx 550 W Fully Modular ATX
Monitor Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz
Keyboard Logitech G513 Carbon Wired
Mouse Logitech G305 Wireless
Headset Corsair HS60 PRO SURROUND 7.1 Channel