The Next Billion Players

In December 2014, the USC GamePipe Laboratory celebrates its tenth year.

1,500 students have graduated from our program and gone on to ship games played by over 880M players.

Please come to the USC GamePipe Showcase event to meet the game developers that will build the games played by the Next Billion Players.

Register here before the seats are all gone!

Michael Zyda, Director
USC GamePipe Laboratory

USC GamePipe Laboratory Showcase!

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering wishes to announce the GamePipe Laboratory’s Fall Showcase on Wednesday the 10th of December 2014, 11am to 2pm

GamePipe Laboratory
746 West Adams Blvd, EGG Building, Los Angeles 90007
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Shown at that event will be games & technologies built in classes held in the GamePipe Laboratory Fall semester, including work from the mobile, networked, immersive, engines & advanced games courses.

This announcement is a “save the date” announcement, with registration information here later!


Networking for Physics Programmers

USC GamePipe Laboratory Seminar 25 Nov 2014, 10am to Noon, EGG-108

Glenn Fiedler, Senior Programmer
Respawn Entertainment


Different game networking models are explored in the context of networking a physics simulation. Attendees will learn pros/cons of different networking approaches and how to apply them to networking their own physics-based games.

Glenn Fiedler is a game networking expert with 15 years industry experience and the author of a popular series of articles on game networking and physics at He's currently working at Respawn Entertainment where he helped push "Titanfall" over the finish line, and post-launch, spends his time *furiously* optimizing bandwidth, load times and anything else that gets in his way. Prior to this, Glenn was lead network programmer at Sony Santa Monica, working on titles such as "God of War: Ascension", "Playstation All-Stars" and "Journey".

Glenn Fiedler's Game Development Articles and Tutorials

Shipped Games
Titanfall, God of War: Ascension, Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale, Journey, L.A. Noire, God of War III, Mercenaries 2, SWAT 4, Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich, Tribes: Vengeance, Freedom Force.