Game On: Stony Brook’s 10th Annual Game Programming Competition on May 17

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Game On: Stony Brook’s 10th Annual Game Programming Competition on May 17Student games compete for bragging rights and connect with potential employers

Alex Turner, the current C# compiler project manager at Microsoft, showcases his game in a past Game Programming Competition at Stony Brook University.

STONY BROOK, NY, May 1, 2013 – On Friday, May 17, at 5 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater, the Stony Brook University Computer Science Department is hosting its 10th Annual Game Programming Competition.
Held each spring, at each event, current Stony Brook students present and play their original games for the audience and competition judges, who select a winning team. The event judges this year are Stony Brook alumni who now work as industry professionals at game development companies such as Activision, Applied Visions, Artizens, Inc., Cryptic Studios, EduWare, Kuma Games, Onslaught Studios, Rockstar, and Zynga. While game entries in the competition are limited to current Stony Brook students, the event itself is open to the public free of charge.
In addition to working in the game industry on projects including The Sims, Skylanders, Geometry Wars, Star Trek Online, and Blue Mars, students from previous Game Programming competitions at Stony Brook have also gone on to work at places like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and the NSA. Others have started their own game companies, like Artizens, Inc. and Onslaught Studios.
Games entered in the competition come from all different game genres and were developed for a number of platforms including Windows, Android, and iOS.
According to Richard McKenna, coordinator of the Game Programming Competition from the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University, each year brings greater participation and better games. “This year looks to be the best event yet,” he said.
For more information contact Richard McKenna (richard@cs.stonybrook.edu) 631-902-1028 (cell).
 Q&A with Richard McKenna, Game Programming Competition DirectorDepartment of Computer …

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