Stout's Gaming Culture

Bringing academics, competition, and student organizations together for great gaming.
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When it comes to gaming, esports is just the beginning.

Stout offers numerous opportunities for gaming. Whether its PC gaming, tabletop gaming, or even making games of your own, we have something for everyone.

Join a Student Organization

People's Organization of Network Gaming

Join one of the largest organizations on campus for massive 48-hour LAN parties during the school year.

Blue Devil Smash

Play the year's top fighting games in weekly competitions and tournaments.

We don't just play games, we make them too. 

UW-Stout IGDA Chapter
UW-Stout IGDA Chapter

UW-Stout offers a BFA degree focused on the visual aspects and a BS degree centered on the functional aspects of the design and
development of video games.

Students also have the option of joining the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), whose mission is to  "advance the
careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community".

Stout Game Expo

Game Design students showcase their work at the semi-annual Stout Game Expo (SGX), where students, friends, and families come to try out dozens of free games on behalf of the Game Design program. Games are created by freshmen, sophomores, juniors and senior students on a variety of platforms.

The Stout Game Expo gives students a chance to showcase games they've developed to fellow students and industry partners. / UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman