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UTD to Host 2001 Computer Game Conference

RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 20, 2001) - A three-day
conference on computer games - including design and programming - will be held Oct. 5-7 in the Student Union building at The University of Texas at Dallas.

The conference was scheduled to create a forum where game developers and scholars could meet to discuss current trends and issues related to computer game playing.

In addition to presentations and workshops about game design and development, the conference will feature a Game Zone and a Quake III Arena tournament for conference participants. The Game Zone will include demos of various computer games for participants to play during the conference. The Quake III Arena tournament will involve an initial “free-for-all” match on the first night of the conference (Oct. 5, from 4 to 9 p.m.) in which players may challenge each other. The Quake III Arena tournament on the final day (Oct. 7, from 3 to 8 p.m.) is limited to a maximum of 64 players. Registration is required to play in the Quake III tournament.

Speakers at the conference will include: Espen Aarseth, editor of Academic Games Studies Journal, University of Bergen, Norway; Göran Lange of Stockholm University; Tim Redman of UTD; LeveLord, Doug Service and Tom Mustaine, all of Ritual Entertainment; Paul Steed of Wild Tangent Entertainment; and Paul Jaquays of Id Software.

The conference is free and open to the public, and registration is not necessary to attend any of the presentations.

For more information about the conference, including a program and directions to UTD, please visit

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s Web site at

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