The UCLA Game Lab fosters the production of games and game-related research within an experimental art and design context. The UCLA Game Lab emphasizes conceptual risk-taking and the development of new modes of expression and form through gaming.
The UCLA Game Lab supports exploration of these areas of focus: Game Aesthetics through experimentation in the look, sound, language and tactility of games; Game Context through development of games that involve the body, new interfaces, physical space and performance in new ways; and Game Genres through examination of the socio-historic-political discourse around games and the development of new game genres that challenge the presently accepted boundaries of what games are about.
The UCLA Game Lab unites individuals across various disciplines who are passionate about games. Each Game Lab resident has a unique approach to gaming, bringing their specialized backgrounds and perspectives to the lab.