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Game Day 2016

Game Day 2016 is a celebration of game development, teaching and research at UC Irvine. The campus is located in a region long known as a hub of the game industry, and many UCI alumni work at or have founded local game companies. UCI is a leader in undergraduate game education with its computer game science (CGS) major, and conducts pioneering game research, spearheaded by the campus's Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games. The Video Game Development Club (VGDC), with more than 200 active members, sponsors game jams, holds workshops where students teach each other, and frequently invites local industry leaders to campus to talk with students.

The Game Day event will start on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 4 p.m., with presentations from the eight teams in the CGS major's capstone game development course. Following these presentations, the teams' games, as well as games developed by the VGDC, will be available for attendees to play. Booths sponsored by game companies, friendly game competitions, hearty hors d'oeuvres, and a light dinner will help make Game Day 2016 a memorable event.

Game Day 2016 will be held on the beautiful UC Irvine campus, at Donald Bren Hall. It is sponsored by the computer game science major of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences; the Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games; the Video Game Development Club; and Blizzard Entertainment.

Game Day 2016 will be held at UCI's Donald Bren Hall ( on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The schedule is tentatively set as follows:

4 - 5 p.m.: Registration, hors d'oeuvres, and mingling.
5 - 6:30 p.m.: Dean's welcome and presentations from the eight capstone teams
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Game playing, buffet dinner