The Deep Games Lab is a cross-disciplinary design, research and development game lab hosted by DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media, School of Design. We make and evaluate games, interactive documentaries and transmedia projects that focus on illuminating salient aspects of the human experience, promoting self-awareness, reflection and mindfulness.

We explore novel approaches to the question of “games with a purpose”, emphasizing authentic artistic expression, storytelling and growth experiences that are not overtly purpose-driven, but rather designed for emotional resonance. Our work builds bridges between students and faculty, academia and industry, producers and users, clinicians and clients, scientists and designers.

We embrace diversity and inclusive design that adopts participatory methods. We leverage the power of play and various media to engage, raise awareness, foster learning and transform people’s lives.




See what's bubbling in the lab
Quilko's Song

Goodbye Act 3!

By Gracie Our meeting yesterday was pretty good! We talked through a lot of ideas on how to change Quilko’s Song to make sure the metaphors makes sense and the scope is possible. Doris and Read more…

Quilko's Song

Week 5

By Jaz Hey what’s up my family? Back at it again, and with more progress! Yay! Honestly, you never think about how hectic development can be, for really anything, until your living and breathing it! Read more…

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243 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604

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