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