The 2006 UTD Computer Game Conference – billed as the largest student-developer gathering of its kind in the United States – will be held Friday through Sunday, April 7 – 9, on the campus of The University of Texas at Dallas. Students interested in computer game design and development will have an opportunity to mingle with professionals from the Dallas game development community, organizers say.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature speakers from local game development companies, including Gearbox, Ritual Entertainment and Barking Lizards Technologies, and area universities, including UTD’s Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering and The University of North Texas’ Lab for Recreational Computing. In addition, student game developers will have their work in areas such as game concept, level design, 3-D art and programming judged and have an opportunity to win prizes.
Additional information about the event, which will be held in the School of Management building, is available at http://www.cgc06.org/. Or, call event coordinator Stephen Baynham of UTD’s Student Game Developers Association at 972-754-2316 or Dr. Tom Linehan, Director of UTD’s Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering, at 972-883-4379.