Game Engineering Conference Mixes Expert Input with Tournament Play

April 3, 2009

Game enthusiasts and industry pros will convene for a day of serious fun Saturday, April 4, when The University of Texas at Dallas hosts the 2009 Game Engineering Conference (GEC) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the Engineering and Computer Science South building.

Highlight of the GEC is the keynote presentation by industry professional Eli Luna, formerly with Plano game development studio Gearbox Software. The conference will also include presentations by Pixelux Entertainment’s Chief Technology Officer Eric Parker and UT Dallas faculty members.

The day wraps up with game tournaments on blockbuster titles including Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Halo 3.

The conference is open to the general public. Admission is $5 and includes lunch; the event is free for UT Dallas students with Comet Card. The event is presented by the Student Game Developers Association (SGDA) and the UT Dallas chapter of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and is sponsored by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Microsoft.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit gameconf.org.


Media Contact: Karah Hosek, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4329, karah.hosek@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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