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Visit With Industry Legends
WESTWOOD COLLEGE HOSTS GATHERING OF VIDEO GAME LEGENDS
Event Will Raise Funds for Get-Well Gamers Foundation
For more information, visit www.Westwood.edu/Gaming
Westwood College is again bringing together some of the interactive entertainment industry’s most accomplished professionals to share their experience on getting started in gaming, what they’ve learned along the way and to discuss the future of the gaming profession.
In addition to an afternoon of featured speakers, attendees will also have the opportunity to play video games and participate in a game play tournament with finalists competing on a 12’ x 14’ LED wall inside the stadium.
A $5 minimum donation will be asked of all attendees with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Get-Well Gamers Foundation, a nonprofit organization that brings video game systems and games to dozens of children’s hospitals across the country.
All of the details are below - check it out!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Speaker presentations and interaction with the general public
- Attendees can also play video games and participate in a tournament game session with finalists competing on a 12’ x 14’ LED wall
The Diamond Club at Angel Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Brian Fargo is CEO of inXile entertainment and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the software publishing industry. He was behind some of the greatest game franchises of all time including The Bard's Tale, Wasteland, Descent, Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Sacrifice, Icewindale, Star Trek and Battle Chess. He is currently publishing a number of iPhone games like Line Rider and Impossible Quiz and is working with Bethesda on a major release entitled Hunted: The Demon's Forge.
Bill Fisher is president and founder of Quicksilver Software, Inc. His interests range from strategy game development to simulation-based training and artificial intelligence design to usability and user interface design. His works include B-17 Bomber, Castles, Shanghai: Second Dynasty, and Star Trek: Tactical Assault.
Justin Lloyd is a serial entrepreneur, founder and chief evolutionary officer of Infinite Monkey Factory, a video game development studio. His career spans more than 30-years in video game development having worked on more than 50 titles including Shrek, Star Wars Galaxies, Civilization: Call To Power and Pitfall 3D.
David Perry is a 29-year industry veteran who has developed, produced and directed multiple No.1 hit games, selling over $1 billion at retail originating with the classics like Earthworm Jim. Today, he's the CEO and co-founder of Gaikai, Inc. Prior to that he was the founder of Shiny Entertainment, Inc., which was purchased by Atari.
Voldi Way is the founder of WayForward, an independent development studio that has created more than 100 retail games for various platforms including the SNES, Gameboy, DS and Wii. His work includes A Boy and His Blob (Wii), Baseball Blast! (Wii), and the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Wii/DS) among others.
Feargus Urquhart is the CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, a company dedicated to creating role-playing games. Entering the industry in 1991 at Interplay Entertainment as a playtester, Urquhart is best known for his work as the president of Black Isle Studios. His works include Fallout, Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 and, soon to be released, Alpha Protocol.
Ru Weerasuriya is co-founder and VP, Creative Development of Ready At Dawn Studios®. His work includes World of Warcraft, Warcraft 3, Starcraft: Brood War, Daxter and God of War among others.
John Say is the founder of Say Design. Having started as a design studio back in 1990, he began building online games starting in 1999 and aside from countless innovative Flash games for many top entertainment brands, has designed and developed award winning casual games such as PokerPop, MTV Obsessed, and Puzzle Arcade for the XBOX 360. John's team is busy launching virtual worlds and social network games as well as a number of iPhone application games.
Harvard Bonin is a 17-year industry veteran and has been with Electronic Arts and Westwood Studios. He is now a senior producer with Sony Computer Entertainment. He has over 20 game titles to his credit that include Warhawk, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2, Command & Conquer Generals, and The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle-earth.
Rusty Buchert is a senior producer with Sony Computer Entertainment. Rusty is a 20-year veteran that started at Interplay Productions back in 1990 as their QA department of one. At Sony his focus has been on PSN, Indie development and student game development and is now focusing on the Playstation Move. His game titles include: Flow, Flower, Everyday Shooter, Linger in Shadows, Descent 1 and 2, Star Trek: Judgement Rites, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, and many versions of Battle Chess.
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