Adelphi University
Game Development Lab


The Adelphi University Game Development Lab is the center for game design and development and affiliated initiatives at Adelphi University. Under the direction of Dr. Lee Stemkoski, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, this center brings together students, faculty, and staff to collaborate on scholarship and development of games and related technologies.

To schedule an appointment to visit, to learn about or try out some of the technology available in the lab, please contact Chris Benson, Assistant Lab Technician for the Game Development Lab.


Students wanting to learn about the art and science of games have many options available, including the following programs of study:
Students in these programs have access to specialized labs, including the computer science department lab and the video game development lab. Technology students learn about include game engines (Construct, Unity), programming languages (Python, Java, Javascript, C#), and associated software libraries (PyGame, LibGDX, Phaser).

Specific courses related to game design and development include the following:

ART 125: Digital ArtCOM 345: AnimationMUA 136: Music Technology
CSC 137: Introduction to Video Game ProgrammingCSC 237: Video Game Programming (Intermediate)CSC 390: Advanced Video Game Programming
CSC 233: User Interface DesignCSC 338: Mobile App DevelopmentCSC 350: Web Development
CSC 333: Computer GraphicsCSC 302: Artificial IntelligenceCSC 450: Network Programming
CSC 387: Game Development WorkshopCSC 391: Independent StudyCSC 480: Senior Project
CSC 637: GamificationCSC 633: Virtual and Augmented RealityCSC 640: Network Game Programming


June 2019
Playcrafting Game Exhibition
Local Indie Game Dev Studio Glass Robot Games, including Adelphi alumnus Mateusz Piekut, exhibited their upcoming RPG, "Tranquil Garden", at Playcrafting NYC.

May 2019
Bayside High School Visits, Presents Video Game Projects
In their third annual visit, students from Bayside High School spent a day at Adelphi University showing their video game projects to university faculty in the mathematics and computer science department.

May 2019
Video Game Project Reaches Kickstarer Goals
Adelphi alumnus and entrepreneur Mattia Ciurlino creates "MidKnight Story", reaches funding goals on Kickstarter.

April 2019
AU Research Day Video Game Exhibition
At Adelphi University's annual Research Conference, video game design and development students showcased their work in a special day-long exhibition session; see the photo gallery from this year (and previous years).

February 2019
Faculty Awarded Grant for Virtual Reality Projects
Adelphi professors John Drew, Ann Holt, Cindy Maguire, and Lee Stemkoski have been awarded a collaborative faculty development grant for the project "Virtual Reality: Experiences and Education". They will be working a number of interdisciplinary projects involving standalone VR headsets from Oculus, including the Oculus Go and recently released Oculus Quest.

December 2018
Student Co-Authors Video Game Development Book
Adelphi alumnus Evan Leider featured in an article about co-authoring a textbook in video game development. (Evan was also a student in the 2013 pre-college summer course!)

July 2018
Pre-College Summer Course in Video Game Development
Adelphi's pre-college course in video game programming is now in its 6th year. You can play some of the games created in the course online here (desktop/laptop computer required).

May 2018
Student Featured in Graduation Profile Video
Adelphi alumnus Mat Mallory was one of a small number of students selected to be featured in one of Adelphi's graduation profile videos this year.

January 2018
Second Edition of Video Game Development Book Published
Adelphi professor Lee Stemkoski has had a second edition of his book Java Game Development with LibGDX published by Apress. An overview of the book contents is also available.

September 2017
Game Development Lab Area - Ready For Use
A working area for the Game Development Lab, previously described in a university article, is open and ready for use. To see the layout and equipment initially available, see the photo gallery. For access, contact Lee Stemkoski.

January 2017
Global Game Jam at Adelphi University
Once again, Adelphi University will be a host site for the Global Game Jam.