Like games? Wonder how they’re made? Want to know how to make them yourself?
Come to GameDev Day ’07, a free event being hosted at Harvard University on December 1st, sponsored by Microsoft in association with the Harvard Interactive Media Group (HIMG).
What: GameDev Day ’07 Boston
Who: ANYONE – students, professionals, enthusiasts – interested in learning about how games are made and the gaming industry
When: Saturday, December 1st, 10 AM – 4 PM
Where: Harvard University [directions],
Emerson Hall [map], Room 105 (Note that we moved from Sever Hall)
Registration: None, but if you’re on Facebook, add yourself to the event’s page!
Game Development Sessions
- Presentations on game development topics
- Learn about virtual worlds like Second Life (from the company that created it!) and their effect on the real world
- Learn to create games for the XBOX 360 and PCs with (the free) XNA Game Studio Express
Gaming Industry Experts
- Open Q&A Panel
- Advice on getting to game development
- Careers in the Boston area
- Play Halo 3 and Guitar Hero on XBOX Elites
Pizza and Giveaways
- Halo 3
- Project Gotham Racing 4
- Gears of War
- Flight Simulator X Deluxe [PC]
10:15 – Welcome and Announcements (Edwin Guarin and Chris Bowen)
10:25 – Introduction to XNA (Edwin and Chris)
10:50 – Creating Your First XNA Game (Michael Cummings)
12:00 – Pizza & Gaming
12:50 – Creating Games – What *Really* Goes on Under the Covers (Mark Mullin and Dan Scherlis)
2:00 – Blurring the Boundaries: CSI, Second Life and You (Kent Quirk and John Lester, Linden Lab)
3:00 – Gaming Industry Q&A Panel (Dan Scherlis, Mark Mullin, Michael Cummings, Kent Quirk, Darius Kazemi)
We’re going to have a great time! See you there!