CSC News

April 16, 2014

Game Development Showcase Planned for April 25th

You are cordially invited to attend NC State’s 2014 Game Development Showcase to be held Friday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Golden Leaf Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) on NC State's Centennial Campus.  The annual event, now in its tenth year, is free and open to the public.
About the Game:
This year, students worked together on one large team to conceive, pitch, and build their game over the course of the 16-week spring semester. The game is based on a tabletop role-playing game. The game was built using Unity 3D's Unity 4.0 game engine. These Computer Science students worked to develop the software that drives the dynamics of the game, as well as the 2D and 3D art, object and character models, animations, and audio that compose the game's content. The game has content that would be roughly appropriate for an ESRB "E10" or "T" rating due to some fantasy violence.
Important Details:
Date:    April 25, 2013
Time:   6:00 p.m. for brief presentation, demos and a reception to follow
Location:  Golden Leaf Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), Room 135
Reception to follow in BTEC Room 119 and foyer.
The team of students will give a presentation describing the design and development of their game, from the initial concept phase, through the definition of technical and artistic milestones, to the effort involved to create the finished product. After their presentation, students will host audience members at a reception where the game will be available for play and the students will answer questions about their work. Faculty will 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 25 game development programs in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review in 2014, 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:
XLOC, Inc. is a company that offers localization services and proprietary software tools to game developers and publishers. XLOC makes it very easy to integrate localization into the development process alongside the project development team – as opposed to thinking of it as a mere (yet often frantic) after-thought. This is an important step forward for the international gaming industry. Not only does an integrated localization save game publishers an enormous amount of time and money (and headaches), it allows publishers to ship their international SKUs simultaneously with their main SKU and immediately cash in on the full potential of the global marketplace. XLOC’s product facilitates the worldwide simultaneous release of titles on multiple platforms in multiple languages. This distribution scenario reduces the ever–growing grey market that emerges as titles have staggered geographical releases. The real–time nature of updates to the master files also reduce costs in development and translation, as well as possibility of human error – bringing the title to market on a faster timeline and allowing for the full benefit of release.
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 BTEC Building is located at 850 Oval Drive on NC State's Centennial Campus. The showcase will be held on the first floor of the building, in Rooms 135 (presentation), 119 (demonstrations), and the foyer (reception).  Parking on Centennial Campus after 5:00 p.m. is free.  We recommend that you take Varsity Drive (past Main Campus Drive) until the road dead ends, then turn left for parking.
Directions to Centennial Campus and BTEC:
Handicapped Access:
From the bus stop on Varsity Drive and Partners Way you can enter the BTEC Building on the first floor off of Oval Dr. Handicapped parking is available directly outside BTEC on Oval Drive.
For More Information:
Contact David L. Roberts, assistant professor of Computer Science or 919-513-7182.


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