Project Ripcord was formerly a publishing portal for games and interactive stories created by Rensselaer students. Today, Ripcord is in the process of reemerging as a joint blog-and-podcast series for popular games-related discourse.

Over the coming months, we'll begin to post articles about some of the many students enrolled in the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and Critical Game Design (CGD) Programs at RPI, as well as written works by the students themselves. 

Frequently Asked Questions

As we continue to migrate older content from the now-sunset Ripcord WordPress, we plan to repackage and republish that material here. Most of this material was created by students from the Rensselaer Class of 2019 and will be credited accordingly. 

Contact Darian Shump at

Please note that in order to qualify, you must be currently enrolled in the GSAS or CGD Program at RPI.

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