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Friday, November 02, 2007

Game Events @ UNM / Land of Entrapment @ the Guild (11/4)

A few game events next week at UNM -- please take a look:

The week start's off with the Novint Falcon "Swoop" tour.
Monday 11/5 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
You've probably heard of Novint's Falcon, their haptic 'force feedback' device for gameplay, but if you haven't had a chance to play with it yet (or would like to get a little more comfortable with the terms 'haptic' and 'force feedback') here's your chance.
Novint is a local company with ties to UNM and Sandia Labs (they're also among the NMITSA IT Excellence Awards nominees), and the device and the games they've developed are really cool.  They've recently partnered with Merscom games and put together a nationwide tour to demo their product so... they're one of the small companies helping spread the idea of cool and innovative work here in New Mexico.
For more information visit their website or call 277-5602

On Wednesday, the XBOX GAMES U TOUR visits UNM.
November 7th, SUB Atrium, 10am-2pm, FREE!
Apparently college students enjoy electronic entertainment -- who knew?!
UNM's Student Events group has known this for quite some time, and we're getting more and more visits from these game demo tours.  If you don't have an XBox of your own, and are a little hesitant to visit your nearest Ninja Monkey Gaming Center, this is a good chance to play a few cool games (I'm pretty sure they'll have Guitar Hero III out too).  It's also a good opportunity to get a feel for the people who play games.
Stop by the SUB Atrium to play the newest XBOX games on over 40 flat screen tvs! For more information call 277-5602. View their website by clicking here.

HALO 3 Tournament at ARTS Lab
November 9th, ARTS Lab Garage, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM FREE!
We're also working with UNM's Advanced Graphics Lab to have a little HALO 3 Tournament of our own.  We won't have 40 kiosk systems, but if you want to meet some of the people who will be programming and designing the next generation of games -- or get the inside scoop on how to master HALO 3, this is your chance.
Visit to sign up.

But sooner than all that, this Sunday... another local film opens at Albuquerque's Guild Cinema.
From the folks at 505 Films (another local group that's really producing)


That's right, at long, long last, Land of Entrapment is nearly finished and we've scheduled a showing! The premiere will be at the Guild Cinema on Sunday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m.. Tickets are $7 general, $5 for students. Most of the cast and crew will be there, so bring a few friends, check out the flick, and meet the people who made it!

Here's the blurb I'm sending out to summarize the plot. I simultaneously hate and am terrible at summarizing anything, but I'm pretty happy with this:
Clint is about to graduate from UNM and is looking forward to a dream job teaching English in Japan. But his plans hit a snag when he finds out that Jessica, his longtime girlfriend, won't be going with him. As he struggles to decide whether to follow his dreams or stay with his girlfriend, Clint navigates the perils of life in the student ghetto, from flaky roommates and dead-end jobs to empty one-night stands.
The cast is good, their short "Duke City Nights" has been picked up by the Santa Fe Film Festival... Check it out if you can.  More info at their blog:

Finally... Tromadance is coming, November 16-18th

And then there's a little thing called the Santa Fe Film Festival...

For more information about NM Media-related Events, visit:

Eric Renz-Whitmore, Program Coordinator

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