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April 2009

Release Date: April 28, 2009ASU Logo

ASU to Host Computer Game Academy

Angelo State University’s Department of Computer Science will host its second annual ASU Game Development Academy for High School Students June 22-24 in the ASU Math-Computer Science (MCS) Building, 2200 Dena Drive.

The three-day academy is open to 20 interested high school juniors and seniors with activities scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Attendees will develop games using C++ programming language and learn the basics of 3D modeling, painting and animation using Lightwave and BodyPaint 3D programs. They will also see presentations on the gaming industry, learn about career paths in the gaming industry and compete in a networked game tournament.

Each attendee will also receive a copy of Game Development Essentials, Second Edition, and a game academy T-shirt. The event will also showcase the new Entertainment Computing Laboratory in the MCS Building.

Admission fee for the academy is $100 per person and advance registration is required. The fee also includes lunch each day and T-shirt sizes should be provided when registering. For more information or to register, call Dr. Tim Roden or Troi Middleton in the ASU Computer Science Department at 942-2101 or e-mail Roden at troden@angelo.edu. More information and a registration form are also available online at www.angelo.edu/dept/computer_science/game_academy.html.