CANCELLED: Robin Hunicke


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Due to increasing concerns over the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19), we have decided to close RMCAD’s campus and cancel all RMCAD events through April 26, which includes Robin Hunicke’s artist talk. We want to do what is best for the artist and our guests, and we are working to reschedule Robin Hunicke for our 2020-21 event series.

Please stay tuned and stay safe.

Questions can be directed to Gretchen Marie Schaefer at or 303.753.6046 ext. 22751.


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Learn how one of Fast Company’s 1000 Most Creative People in Business is bringing gaming to the next level. 

Women in games aren’t playing around; they’re driving the “deep game” movement where success relies on becoming more enlightened, empathetic people. Robin Hunicke, a seasoned public speaker and CEO at Funomena, is a luminary in this sphere. By leveraging the patterns in game design and player behavior, she creates experiences that build humanity. It’s shaking the gaming industry to its core, and she’s going to share her secrets with us.


Robin is the CEO and Co-founder of independent San Francisco game studio Funomena, which will be 7 years old this September. A programmer and artist by training, she has spent a career making unique, experimental games including Journey, Boom Blox, MySims, the VR storybook Luna, and the multiplayer sandbox extravaganza Wattam.

Robin is also a tenured Professor in the Arts at UC Santa Cruz, the founding Director of the Games & Playable Media BA, and an advocate for Google’s “Made with Code” initiative, GDC’s Amplifying New Voices program, and the annual Experimental Gameplay Workshop. She is listed as one of PC Gamer’s top 10 Women in Games, Fast Company’s 1000 Most Creative People in Business, and recently appeared on Project Runway to promote Gaming as a career for women & girls.

Next Day Q+A Lunch with Robin Hunicke

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

RMCAD faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the VASD Program and artist Robin Hunicke for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss the ideas presented in the previous night’s artist talk and engage with our special guest. A light lunch will be provided.

Student Event with Robin Hunicke

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Details coming soon.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations for this event, please contact Gretchen Marie Schaefer at or 303.753.6046 ext. 22751. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled event.