CSC News

April 25, 2011

NC State Game Development Showcase Planned for April 29th

You are cordially invited to attend NC State’s 2011 Game Development Showcase to be held Friday, April 29 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Engineering Building 2 (EB2) on NC State's Centennial Campus.  

The annual event, open to the public and now in its sixth year, highlights games built by teams of NC State University Computer Science students and Wake Tech students collaborating on the game development process. This year, one large team of students will host a reception where the course's games will be available for play and the students will answer questions about the design and development of their games, from the initial concept phase, through the definition of technical and artistic milestones to the effort involved to create a finished product.
The course instructor will be at the reception to answer questions from students and parents interested in NC State’s courses and programs focusing on game creation.
Important Details:
Date:    April 29, 2011
Time:   3:00PM to 4:00PM
Location:  Engineering Building 2, Room 3211
About the Game:
The game for CSC482 is built using Unity3D's Unity 3 game engine technology, a powerful, quick-to-learn commercial game engine used by commercial developers. Computer Science students work to develop software that drives the dynamics of each game while Wake Tech students build the 2D and 3D art, object and character models and animations that compose the game's content. 
This year, the game produced by the team is:
“Project Ascension” -The EAF Defiance is under attack! Take control of the ship's turrets and gun down the attack planes. Don't forget to keep the turrets and ship repaired and upgraded, too! Survive the heat of battle to get the ship home safely.
Directions and Parking: 
Engineering Building 2 (EB2) is located on NC State’s Centennial Campus (directions). The showcase will be held on the third floor of EB2's west wing, in room 3211. Parking on Centennial Campus requires a visitor's parking pass available from the Centennial Campus Information Booth for $2. We recommend that you park in the Partners Way Parking Deck (map).
Handicapped Access:
From the bus stop on Varsity Drive and Partners Way or from the parking deck on Partners Way, you can enter EB2 right from the point where Varsity Drive ends on Partners Way: this is one level below the main level. Go down a long hall to the first elevator: the lecture hall where the presentations will be (EB2 3211) is located on the third floor to the left after exiting the elevator.
For More Information:
Contact Dr. R. Michael Young, associate professor of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Digital Games Research Center.


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