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Monday, December 14, 2009

IGDA Holiday Event this THURSDAY!

Quick reminder/announcement about the Rio Grande IGDA (that's the International Game Developers Association) annual fundraiser:


Join us at the Downtown Flying Star Restaurant (723 Silver Avenue Southwest) for the Rio Grande IGDA's third annual Childsplay Charity Fundraiser!

For the third year, New Mexico's game development community gets together to meet, talk, play games and raise funds for Childsplay, the "gamers charity". All proceeds from the night go to benefit UNM Children's Hospital.

How does Child's Play work? From the site:

"With the help of hospital staff, we've set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, and movies. You can go to each hospital's list and buy a toy, and that toy will be sent to the hospital. Some of these kids are in pretty bad shape. Imagine being stuck alone in a hospital over the holidays, getting something from a fellow gamer would really raise their spirits. Some of the stuff the hospital will give away for kids to keep, while other gifts (like consoles) will be kept by the hospital for patients to use throughout the year."

For more information about Child's Play, visit:

To contribute directly to UNM Children's Hospital, visit:

For more details about the event... visit

WHERE: Flying Star Restaurant, 723 Silver Ave., SW

WHEN: Thursday, December 17th 7:30 - 10:00 PM

COST: Minimum Suggested Donation: $10

Beverages (Coffee, Soda, Tea, Water) will be provided. Servers will be present to take food & alcohol orders.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

AGL Video Game Showcase Thursday

From Pradeep Sen at UNM School of Engineering's Advanced Graphics Lab (AGL):

It's that time of the year again! On Thursday, Dec 10, students from the ECE/CS 412 "Intro to Graphics" course will be showing off their final project video games for everyone to play. Come check out their XBOX games!

The public playing session will be held from 9am - 5pm in the atrium of the ECE building (Bldg#46 on the campus map). Directions to the ECE building can be found here:

In addition, for the very first time we will also be showcasing three video games from my advanced video game class. You can check out the sample promotional videos for these games on our YouTube channel:

Hope to see you all on Thursday!


Saturday, December 05, 2009

Special End of Semester Event (12/12)


A parade of animated characters! Virtual worlds! Serious games! Interactive stories for the Web! These are some of the featured works that will be presented by students in UNM's IFDM ( program on Saturday, Dec. 12.

We're very proud of what these students have accomplished, and we cordially invite you to see these working demonstrations of their projects. Please join us for the first public showing of their innovative creations!


WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 10 am

WHERE: UNM ARTS Lab, 131 Pine St., NE (One block west of University; half a block north of Central @ the wooden stairs) – plenty of parking behind the building in the CARC lot