The University of Texas at Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program, Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS), and International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Austin hosted the second annual Bowling & Billiards Night on April 28th. The non-competitive event brought together the EGaDS student organization and IDGA-Austin members in the Texas Union Underground for a casual, fun night of entertainment and networking.
The relaxed atmosphere of the event allowed the UT students and local industry professionals to network with people interested in game development and exchange information, and have some fun while doing it. While both pros and novices were testing their bowling and billiard skills, others were mingling and discussing life in the industry with free pizza and drinks.
In attendance were more than thirty EGaDS and IGDA-Austin members. “Any event where we can get UT students and industry representatives together is a good event,” said Dr. Paul Toprac, Associate Director of the GAMMA Program. “Our GAMMA Partners, who sponsored the bowling lanes and billiards tables, make these kind of events possible.”
The next Bowling & Billiards Night will be held in the Spring semester of 2016.
The Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program at the University of Texas at Austin is an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program between the College of Fine Arts, Computer Science Department, and Radio-Television-Film Department. The program produces graduates ready to design, develop, and provide leadership for the exploding growth in game, mobile app, and creative media agencies and studios in Texas and around the world. For more information on the GAMMA Program, please visit http://gamedev.utexas.edu or contact Cameron M. Weed.