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June 2009

Release Date: June 12, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Computer Game Academy Quickly Approaching

A few spaces still remain open for Angelo State University’s second annual ASU Game Development Academy for High School Students hosted by the Computer Science Department June 22-24 in the ASU Math-Computer Science (MCS) Building, 2200 Dena Drive.

The three-day academy is open to 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 3-D modeling, painting and animation using Lightwave and BodyPaint 3-D 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.