CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – FRIDAY April 12


 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE – SATURDAY April 13

9:30 Registration Opens
10:00 OPENING REMARKS
10:30 Exhibition Opens
4:30 Exhibitor Hall Closes
5:00 Awards Ceremony
6:00 End of Day Two

 


Session Descriptions


Keynote Dan Marticello President and CEO at CymSTAR, LLC

Mr. Daniel Marticello is the President and CEO of CymSTAR LLC. CymSTAR LLC is a HUBZone certified and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) established in 2003 to build, upgrade and maintain military training systems including flight simulators and maintenance procedure trainers.

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Make Your Next Game in Unreal Engine 4

How you can use Unreal Engine 4 to make your next game. Covers tips and tricks to get you started. Also UE4’s Blueprint system for visual coding and helping you get your idea made faster.
Follow along with this BYOL (bring your own laptop) workshop.

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Procedural Design with Houdini Engine

Houdini Engine allows for the creation of 3D assets through procedural modeling. This technique of asset creation can aid in the development of small to large content for game worlds, while maintaining quality and consistency in design. The approach to this type of asset creation relies on a strong understanding of the technology and the construction of modeling by breaking down the processes to its fundamentals. This session gives an overview of the design process of using a procedural workflow that combines modeling, materials and shader creation to create a fast, efficient and consistent pipeline. Attendees will have experience a compact demonstration of using Houdini, Houdini Engine, Substance Designer and Unity Shader Graph to create flexible and reusable assets.

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 Multiplayer Games using Unity Network Play

Description coming soon

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 Getting Started with STEAM VR

Ever thought about making your own STEAM VR game? In this step-by-step workshop learn how to import the STEAM VR plugin into Unity, write scripts to handle controller input and begin testing and developing in VR.
Follow along with this BYOL (bring your own laptop) workshop.

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SIGGRAPH Animation Festival

A special screening of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 2018 award winning animations.

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Speech Recognition Software and It’s Effects on Disability Inclusion in Games

A push for a more inclusive gaming community many triple-A game developers have made strides to accommodate everyone, regardless of disability. Many engineers and game-lovers have banded together to create controllers for those who can’t use regular ones, in order to make games more accessible. This talk explores the implementation of
speech recognition software technology in games, to further spread the awareness of disability inclusion in games.

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Making a Game with Friends: A Survivor’s Guide

Game Developers Jacob Eddy and Zach Reyes share the ups and downs of developing a game with friends. The two share their experience and tips for collaborating, staying organized and meeting deadlines.

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Unleash your Creativity with  3D Paint

Whether you’re an artist or just want to try out some doodles–Paint 3D makes it easy to unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life. Experience hands on how Microsoft Paint has been re-imagined, with an updated look and feel and a ton of new brushes and tools.
Presented by the Microsoft Store
Follow along with this hands on demo workshop.

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Tulsa Game Developer Meet-Up

Tulsa Game Developers gives local programmers, artists, musicians and anyone else interested in game design a place to collaborate, share ideas and solve problems. And also just hang around and talk about games!
Group organizers will host a discussion about their group and how they hope to build the indie game industry in Tulsa.

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Fresh Paint, Your Ultimate Canvas for Your Big Ideas 

Fresh Paint, is the ultimate canvas for your big ideas. Fresh Paint is a fun and easy to use painting app with the right tools for artists of all ages.  Create original artwork, turn photos into beautiful paintings, or choose an activity pack to help you get started quickly. From whimsical pictures of your friends to amazing landscapes, Fresh Paint enables you to create anything.
Presented by the Microsoft Store
Follow along with this hands on demo workshop.

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A new way to process particles, using Unity’s Visual Effect Graph technology

Unity’s Visual Effect Graph technology is a new way to process particles. It is used to render fluid bodies such as smoke, water, and dust.
The Visual Effect Graph being relatively new and this talk demonstrates some of the ways this technology could be implemented.

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Organizing a Global Game Jam and Development Strategies

How to organize and promote a Global Game Jam, as well as, team formation and game development strategy during a game jam.

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Designing Asymmetrical Games

Asymmetrical gaming is a concept of play style in which players can have drastically different gameplay experiences or capabilities within the same game. In this talk developers demonstrate examples of asymmetrical games and key considerations for designing them.

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Understanding the Graphics Pipeline

The Graphics Pipeline is a complex process that takes a 3D and creates 2D images to present out of it. This talk will decompose each part of the pipeline, explain what it does in detail, and describe how is implemented in hardware.

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VR/AR Senior Showcase

Virtual reality (VR) , augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (XR) create significant immersive experiences for research and training and could greatly enhance any field of study in the sciences, from medicine to engineering. Experience these technologies in person during our hands-on demos of VR/AR projects developed by seniors in the Tandy school of Computer Science.

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Exploring the ProCore Tools for Unity

Description coming soon

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