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SWOSU Game Development Conference Slated for November 16

Uniting students and professionals in the game design industry is the focus of a one-day SWOSU Game Development Conference (GDC) set for Saturday, November 16, on the Weatherford campus.

The event is designed to showcase students that are working on developing their own games and game/concept art. With four competitions and multiple industry professionals speaking at the conference, the SWOSU GDC is a fantastic way to network with others in the industry, according to co-organizer Kamuela Ahuna, a SWOSU student from Bray-Doyle and member of the sponsoring SWOSU Computer Club.

The conference will begin at 9 a.m. in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center.

Guest speakers will be Ellie Kirkner and Skyler Thomas, both of Oklahoma Christian University; Elizabeth Stringer, Southern Methodist University; and Akram Taghavi-Burris, University of Tulsa. All of the speakers have years of experience in the games industry.

Competitions are open to all who register. They are Game Development Showcase, Game Jam, Game Art Showcase and Concept Art Jam. The awards ceremony will take place at 5 p.m.

Additional information is available at the website swosu-gdc.com or emailing Ahuna at ahunak@student.swosu.edu.