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April 21, 2009

Campus Event: The Future of Games Programming

The Future of Games Programming
Tim Sweeney, Co-Founder, Epic Games
Wednesday, April 22 at 4:15 pm CT
B02 Coordinated Science Laboratory (with live video streaming)

Epic Games Co-Founder Tim Sweeney will discuss the future of video gaming and the need for greater computational speed and power within the industry.

From programming video games in his parents’ basement to launching the wildly successful Unreal Tournament series and Gears of War, Tim Sweeney has left his mark on the video gaming industry. As the co-founder of Epic Games, Sweeney has helped usher in a new era of cutting-edge games and cross-platform game technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its Unreal series, most recently shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360™. Epic’s breakthrough game, Gears of War, sold 5 million copies and won more than 30 game of the year awards. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder and three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. For more information: www.epicgames.com.

The series is organized by Illinois Professors Wen-mei Hwu and Sanjay Patel and is sponsored by Parallel@Illinois.

If you can't make it check out the live webinar and other archived speakers @ http://www.parallel.illinois.edu/seminars/speed/index.html

Posted by undergrad at April 21, 2009 5:15 PM

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