We Crave Interaction!

The Digital Future Lab (DFL) is a game studio and more — we’re a design slam, mixing research, social justice, performance, speculative design, commercial game dev, and any other discipline we can include to make objects with meaning, both physical and virtual. DFL is part of the University of Washington Bothell, operating as both an academic research center and independent design studio. Read more about the lab here.


Check out the work!




Ghostlight Manor is a ghoulishly clever puzzle game appropriate for all ages, featuring 56 progressively challenging levels and a cast of creepily beloved classic monsters! You’ll find vampires, Frankenstein’s creations, ancient mummies and more working to prevent you from reaching the manor house and closing the mysterious portal to another dimension that seems to have opened in the attic! Learn more about Ghostlight Manor….



Corrupted emerged from a desire to explore classic PC arcade games like Super Breakout! and evolve the gameplay to be more engaging, more strategic, and more exciting! Corrupted takes place aboard the giant terraforming space vessel KOLOSSUS, helmed by Commander Adrienne Dye… but something has gone terribly wrong aboard the huge ship and the robot crew has gone haywire! Join Cmdr. Dye in her fight to regain control of the ship before the robots fly it into a black hole! Learn more about Corrupted…



Voyage is the story of an alien race of gentle cybernetic beings who live in deep harmony with their planet. Their civilization spans thousands of years, but they remain mostly unaware of their origin story; a story that seems to have been largely erased except for a few scattered cave drawings that evoke unsettling feelings. One day a group of scientists received a devastating signal from a solar probe: the sun is burning too hot and has reached the point of no return — there is no way to save the planet and the entire species must run. Learn more about Voyage…