Apple participates in UT Dallas computer game conf

The School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas is playing host to a three-day conference next month dedicated to computer gaming. The conference is part of an effort to establish a new program at the university where game studies and game design will be featured prominently, and one of the event's participants is Apple.

Speakers include game developers from MumboJumbo Games, Id Software, and Ritual Entertainment. Scholars from the University of Bergen, Norway, Stockholm University, and the University of Texas at Dallas will also be speaking. Although no one from Apple is scheduled to speak, the three day conference will also feature a "Game Zone" where a Quake III Arena tournament will be held for conference participants, and that's where the company's involvement comes into play.

"... Apple will be hosting the Quake III Arena Tournaments," said Jan Rune Holmevik, the conference chair.

The conference is a free event, and it's open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend the presentations, but you will have to register on-site if you want to play in the Quake III Arena tournament. Maximum registration is 64 people.

The 2001 UTD Computer Games Conference is set to happen October 5-7, 2001 at the Student Union Building. If you still have questions after checking out the conference Web site, you're welcome to drop Holmevik a line by e-mail.

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