Game Lab

  • Students using the full display option in the Hunt Library Game Lab.
  • Students playing video games in the Game Lab at the Hunt Library
  • Library staff demonstrating the touch capabilities in the Game Lab.
  • Session with classroom seating held in the Game Lab.
  • Session with classroom seating held in the Game Lab.

Building: James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Floor: Third Floor

Rooms: 3201

For the Fall 2020 semester, we are not accepting requests to reserve this space for general use.

We will review and consider requests for research and content development on a case-by-case basis. Please email inquiries to library_hightechspaces@ncsu.edu.

The Game Lab supports the scholarly study of digital games, as well as providing flexible space for workshops, teaching, and interactive exploration of data. 

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

  •   What's inside?
  •   Room specs & details

    The room is equipped with multiple gaming systems and a 19.68’ x 4.43’ Leyard LED touch-interactive display, which can be used as a single panoramic screen or divided into up to three sections with varying inputs. 

    See the Game Lab in action

    Available gaming systems include:

    • Microsoft Xbox One
    • Sony Playstation 4
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Windows PC with access to Steam 

    Display resolution:
    4800x1080. Display can be used as a single panoramic screen using the Windows PC 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 + 2 wireless displays

    Food / beverage / catering allowed? 
    Case-by-case basis

    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)
    • Bezel-free direct view LED video wall

    Visualization services

  •   Furniture configurations

    These illustrations demonstrate some possibilities for the space, but we're not limited to these configurations. When you schedule the walk-through appointment, a Libraries staff member will help you plan the best furniture arrangement.

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    Gaming


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    Theater


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    Workshop


  •   Design templates

    To help you design your presentation or experience, we provide these templates fitted to our screens:

  •   How do I get there?

    Using Elevators

    • Go through the library gates past Ask Us
    • Continue straight until you reach the blue or third hallway to your right.
    • Turn right into the hallway for the elevators.
    • Take the elevators to the third floor.
    • After leaving the elevator bay, turn right and continue straight until you pass the stairs on your right.
    • The Game Lab will be on your right opposite the Dataspace.

    Using Stairs

    • Go through the library gates past Ask Us
    • Take the yellow stairs on your right to the third floor.
    • Turn right and Game Lab will be in on your right opposite the Dataspace.
  •   Who do I contact?