July 8, 2008

Guildhall at SMU to hold summer exhibition and graduation
Terminal RealityĎs Mark Randel to give commencement address

DALLAS (SMU) — The Guildhall at SMU will hold two public events this week surrounding the graduation of its Cohort 8 students. The first event, on Friday, July 11, will be The Guildhall 2008 Summer Exhibition, a public event showcasing recent video games developed by graduate students of the program.

See trailers of The Ghastley Briar Zoo Incident by Battle Squirrel Galactica and The Color of Doom by Overscope. Both are games produced by students at The Guildhall at SMU.

Graduate students in art creation, level design and software development will present their portfolios, directed focus studies and masterís thesis projects from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is also invited to come and play six 2-D games and four 3-D games from 5 to 9 p.m.

The location of the SMU 2008 Summer Exhibition will be at the SMU campus in Plano at 5232 Tennyson Parkway, Building 2, Plano, Texas.

Mark Randel, president and principal technologist of Terminal Reality Inc., will highlight the Cohort 8 graduation on Saturday, July 12, as commencement speaker. Randel co-founded Terminal Reality Inc. in 1994 and his first game, Terminal Velocity, became an instant million-unit seller in 1995. Since then, Randel and Terminal Reality Inc. have been at the forefront of creating state-of-the-art, texture-mapped, 3-D action games and ultra-realistic simulation titles such as Nocturne (1999), 4x4 EVO (2000), BloodRayne II (2004), and Ghostbusters (2008).

The graduation ceremony will be held at Crum Auditorium, James M. Collins Executive Education Center, SMU Main Campus, 3150 Binkley Avenue, Dallas, Texas from 1 to 4 p.m. and is open to the public.

About The Guildhall at SMU

The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University is the premier graduate video game education program in the US. Many of the schoolís founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. In five short years the program has graduated over 200 students, and alums now work at more than 75 video game studios around North America. SMU offers both a masterís degree and a graduate Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in art creation, level design, and software development. For more information, visit

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