NC State Game Development Showcase Planned for April 26th
You are cordially invited to attend NC State’s 2013 Game Development Showcase to be held Friday, April 26 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the Hunt Library Auditorium on NC State's Centennial Campus.
The annual event, now in its ninth year, is free and open to the public. The Showcase highlights games built by teams of Computer Science and Industrial Design students in their joint courses on the game development process.
About the Games:
This year, students worked in six distinct teams, each building a game that the team conceived, pitched and built over the course of the 16-week Spring semester. The games range in genres from platformers to first-person puzzle games to real-time strategy games and are built using either Epic Games' Unreal Development Kit (UDK) or Unity 3D's Unity 4.0 game engines. Computer Science students worked to develop software that drives the dynamics of the games, while Design students built the 2D and 3D art, object and character models and animations that compose the game's content. Both disciplines contribute to the design of the gameplay and overall feel of the game. All of the games have content that would be roughly appropriate for an ESRB "E10" or "T" rating.
Date: April 26, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium
Reception to follow in the Hunt Library 4th Floor Teaching and Visualization Laboratory and Creativity Studio
About the Games:
The combined teams of students will give a presentation describing 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 the finished products. After their presentations, students will host audience members at a reception where the games will be available for play and the students will answer questions about their work. Faculty will be also be available at the reception to answer questions from students and parents interested in NC State’s courses and programs focusing on game creation.
About Game Development at NC State:
NC State is a leader in the area of computer games research and education. Ranked in the top 15 game development programs in the U.S and Canada by The Princeton Review in 2013, we offer courses in both the College of Design and Department of Computer Science that prepare our graduates for careers in the games industry. We work closely with leaders from the North Carolina games industry to design our curriculum so that our graduates have depth in their respective fields and are skilled in the techniques and methods needed to make games. Our faculty have over $15 million dollars in active funding supporting research in games technologies for applications that include entertainment, training, education and collaboration. We're very busy here creating the future of games. For more information, click here.
About Our Sponsors:
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.
The ePartners Program provides the framework for the global business community and the NC State Computer Science Department to develop and nurture strong collaborative relationships as they work toward goals of mutual interest. Its primary focus is to foster ongoing communication and interaction between students, faculty and our corporate partners to help shape the department’s future. For more information, click here.
The NC State Engineering Foundation Inc. was chartered in 1944 to secure private financial support critical to the improvement of the College. The Foundation continues to raise funds and engage with alumni to support the important work of the people who define the College. For more information, click here.
Directions and Parking:
The Hunt Library is located on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The showcase will be held on the first floor of the Hunt Library, in the library's auditorium. Parking on Centennial Campus after 5:00 p.m. is free. We recommend that you park in the Partners Way Parking Deck (essentially right across the street from the first floor entrance to the Hunt Library), marked as University Parking (or UP) on the map.
Directions to the Hunt Library: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/directions/hunt
From the bus stop on Varsity Drive and Partners Way or from the parking deck on Partners Way, you can enter the Hunt Library at its first floor entrance. The auditorium will be directly across the entryway from the library doors. Elevators to the 4th floor event reception area are nearby.
For More Information:
Contact R. Michael Young, professor of Computer Science or Tim Buie, associate professor of Industrial Design.
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