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March 13, 2007
We're very pleased to announce that on Thursday 15th March (week 10), Warwick Video Game Design Society will host an interactive panel discussion with three programmers from Rare; creators of Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo: Elements of Power and of course Goldeneye. The discussion will feature Nick Burton, an expert on graphical effects programming, as well as Kieran D'Archambaud and (maybe) Steven Horsburgh - AI programmers responsible for Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo.
There is no particular theme for the discussion but expect it to focus on the technical aspects of graphics and AI in modern game development, as well as some discussion of the games industry in general and the directions it is heading in. We anticipate that the guys will bring along an XBox 360 so they can demonstrate some of the things that are talked about. It should be a really interesting session, so please come along if you're free!
The event takes place at 1-3pm on Thursday 15th March in Meeting room 4/5 in Union North. Don't feel any obligation to stay for the whole thing, but it should be really interesting!
You may also be interested to know that the Rare guys are giving guest lectures earlier in the day: Nick will be presenting "Real Time Graphics for Games: A Primer" for the 3rd year Computer Graphics module at 9am in L3. Kieran and Steven are presenting "Smoke & Mirrors - the True Art of Game AI" for the 3rd year AI module at 10am in H0.52. Everyone is welcome, not just those taking the modules.
Hope to see everyone there on Thursday!