Game Lab

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Building: James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Floor: Third Floor

Rooms: 3201

Capacity: 16

The Game Lab will undergo updates this fall with the installation of a new touch-enabled Direct View LED display and flexible furniture to accommodate workshops and interactive exploration of data. To install these updates, the Game Lab will be closed from October 8 through the beginning of 2019. During that time, staff will work to accommodate requests for gaming programs and classes in the Creativity Studio. For more information about changes to the 3rd floor of Hunt Library visit go.ncsu.edu/DataspaceOpens

The Playstation 4 and Xbox One have been moved to Room 3211 for free-play while the Game Lab is under construction.

The Game Lab supports the scholarly study of digital games, and also provides a place for students to take a break from their studies and play games for fun. The room is equipped with multiple gaming systems and a 20.3’ X 5’ Christie MicroTiles® touch-interactive display, which can be used as a single panoramic screen or divided into up to eight sections with varying inputs.  

Free-play is available anytime the Game Lab is not reserved by faculty or graduate students for research or teaching purposes; reservations for free-play are not required.     

Available gaming systems include:

  • Microsoft Xbox One w/ Kinect
  • Nintendo Wii U w/ Nintendo Wii backwards compatibility
  • Sony Playstation 4
  • Sony Playstation 4 Pro
  • Steam (Windows server) 
  • Mac Pro 4K
  • Windows PC 

Visualization services 

Design templates 

Display resolution:
7337 x 1720. Display can be used as a single panoramic screen or divided up into multiple sections with varying inputs.

Custom software allowed?
Determined on a case-by-case basis.  Inquire with your event’s consultant.

User video connections allowed?
Yes, 2 HDMI inputs

Food / beverage / catering allowed? 
No

Public visibility?
Public and private modes are available.  Private mode is not permitted for free-play.  

Special features:

  • Full-screen touch capability with up to 40 simultaneous touches.
  • 5.1 surround sound (5 sound channels + 1 subwoofer)
  • Christie MicroTiles® wall, 20.3’ X 5’, 16 x 5 tiles