"Want to Make Games for a Living?" - Andrew Busey, Rodney Gibbs and Richard Vogel, ACES 2.302

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Oct 21, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Type of Talk: UTCS Gaming Panel

Speakers: Andrew Busey, R

odney Gibbs and Richard Vogel

Talk Audience: Computer Science, Fine A

rts, and Radio-Television-Film students

Date/Time: Friday, October 2

1, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.302

Talk Title: "Want to Ma

ke Games for a Living?"

Talk Abstract:

Fine Arts, Radio-Televisi

on-Film and Computer Science are creating a new Game Design and Development
program for BA and BS students. Discover how the program will prepare you

for a variety of careers in making console, mobile and computer games. Hea

r from game executives about how they broke into games and what they look f

or in hiring young talent.

Speaker Bios:

Andrew Busey is a longti

me entrepreneur who created companies including iChat, Acuity and Pluck. H

e founded and ran Challenge Games through its acquisition by Zynga, after

which he was VP/GM of Zynga Austin. He currently invests in and mentors sta

rt-ups.

Rodney Gibbs founded two game companies focused on mobile and

handheld titles, including QRANK, Spider-Man, and SpongeBob. Rodney is a
graduate of The University of Texas.

Richard Vogel joined BioWare in

2005 and formed the BioWare Austin Studio with Gordon Walton. He is current

ly VP of Production at BioWare Austin, and Executive Producer of Star Wars
The Old Republic.