The Woz

263 W. Grandview  Parkway

July 26 - 29,  Noon – 8 PM

July 30, Noon – 3 PM


Opening Party

Wednesday, July 26, 6 - 8 PM



The Game Design and Development Program and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University brings you a showcase of virtual reality, video and mobile games for entertainment and education. Go beyond the traditional film experience to the place where art, science, technology and interactivity fuse together. Don’t just watch the story, be a part of it at The Woz.



Virtual reality creates a fully immersive experience, revolutionizing gaming and film! At the Woz we are bringing you a range of MSU-created VR experiences, including:



Virtual Vineyard

Get up and get moving in this virtual reality exergame! Fight waves of robot enemies while trying to reach your target heart rate using only your wits and a virtual bow and arrow.

Explore a virtual vineyard, interact with winemaking equipment, and learn all about the winemaking process in this virtual reality experience.

Virtual Reality Experiences

A collection of immersive, experimental virtual reality experiences including:




A virtual reality charades-inspired guessing word game. Find objects, pick them up, and place them on a podium to sculpt a virtual creation as onlookers guess your target word.

Demonstrates anything is possible in VR, including an intergalactic fishing trip, so cast your line and fish for planets, nebulas and galaxies in this relaxing, space-aged experience.

Immerses you in an interesting and relaxing wondrous planet.



Video games are the mainstream of interactive entertainment. At the Woz, we are bringing you a range of MSU-created video games, including:



Plunder Panic

Rogues Like Us

No controllers necessary! Stretch your arms, rotate your body, and clap your hands as you help Sparty avoid falling platforms, navigate past laser beams, and leap across giant pits. Up to three players can work together to guide Sparty to victory.

Plunder Panic is a swashbuckling, multiplayer arcade game where two rival crews battle for supremacy on the high seas. Defeat the enemy captain, scuttle their ship, plunder enough booty or end up shark bait in Davy Jones’ Locker!

Rogues Like Us combines hack ‘n slash combat with rogue-lite dungeon crawling into a fast-paced adventure full of monsters, mayhem, and endless loot! Adventure through procedural dungeons, fighting enemy constructs and powerful bosses in an attempt to survive and find the treasures within.



Mobile devices have transformed the gaming experience allowing access to games from anywhere. At the Woz we are bringing you a range of MSU-created mobile games, including:


Dream Racer


Bunny Skate


Spell Swipe


The roar of the engine, the thrill of the chase, you can smell first place but it is just out of reach! If only you weren’t driving such a junker… You’ll need to manage your finances as you hit the racing circuit, gain sponsorships, sell old racers, and pick out parts and upgrades to build your very own “dream racer”. So start your engines and burn some rubber. Dream Racer is go-kart racing at its finest!

How far can you skate? Avoid obstacles and collect carrots in this endless skater that is easy to pick up and play! With over 50 unique hats to collect, including powerful legendary hats, there is always a reason to skate!

The Army of Darkness approaches! Draw runes to cast spells at the incoming skeletons! Hitting multiple enemies at once rewards powerful combos. Blast away enemies with powerful magical spells in this fast paced mobile game!

Chicken Flick’en


Flair Hockey

Chicken Flick’en is a 3D, casual sports game where you launch a team of destructive chickens at a village. Compete against other teams to determine who is the best chicken flicker.


Flair Hockey is a pick-up-and-play, action-packed arcade game in which you must defend your goal while bringing color to the world. Greyscale objects will harm you while colorful ones will bring you strength.



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