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March 2008

Release Date: March 11, 2008

ASU to Host Video Game Academy

Angelo State University’s Department of Computer Science will host its first annual ASU Game Development Academy for high school students June 9-12 in the ASU Math-Computer Science (MCS) Building, 2200 Dena Drive.

The four-day summer camp is open to interested high school juniors and seniors with classes scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The program is designed to introduce students to the field of computer game design and development. Students will learn computer game development techniques during lectures and hands-on work using state-of-the-art hardware and software. Topics will include 2-D and 3-D graphics programming, 3-D modeling, character design and animation, and hand-held game development.

Attendees will also learn about potential career paths in the computer gaming industry and be treated to a state of the industry address. The event will also showcase the new Entertainment Computing Laboratory in the MCS Building.

Admission fee for the ASU Game Development Academy is $150 per person and advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call Dr. Tim Roden or Troi Middleton in the ASU Computer Science Department at 942-2101.