Game Engineering Conference is Serious Business

Game enthusiasts and industry pros will join forces this weekend when UT Dallas hosts the 2010 Game Engineering Conference.

The two afternoons of events will include panel discussions by faculty members from UT Dallas, SMU and Richland College.

Several presentations are planned by Gearbox Software, an independent company based in Plano that has produced Borderlands and other computer games.

The event is presented by the Student Game Developers Association.

The conference is free and open to the general public. The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, April 17
North Engineering and Computer Science Building

  • 1 p.m.    Lecture by Dr. B. Prabhakaran of UT Dallas
  • 2 p.m.    Game Curricula roundtable
  • 3 p.m.    Systemic Development for Borderlands
  • 5 p.m.    Borderlands Development panel

Sunday, April 18
Arts and Technology Building

  • 1 p.m.   Alternate Reality Games
  • 2 p.m.   Level and Game Design Tutorial
  • 3:30 p.m.   Legal Issues in Mods, Machinima and Derivative Works
  • 4:10 p.m.  The iPhone Contract: What You Should Have Read
  • 5 p.m.   ATEC Portfolio reviews