LSC-Tomball to Showcase Games

Published on: November 19, 2009

Students in the Game Design and Simulation program at Lone Star College-Tomball will host a showcase of their original game ideas created during the semester. 

The showcase will feature tabletop prototypes, which are board games that serve as the initial step in seeing if the play of the game will work. In addition, there will in-progress electronic prototypes of levels from a murder mystery game, as well as, students’ individual projects.

On the art side, students will be displaying concept art, level maps that are used in the design of a game, models for characters and objects, as well as other wonderful visuals. Students will be available to explain their ideas in more detail.

“Every game presented in the showcase is playable,” said Dep-Wah Davis, Professor of Computer Information and Program Specialist for the Game Design and Simulation Program. “Students, faculty, staff, and the public can come and play the games from beginning to end. The goal of the showcase is to allow students to get feedback on their designs. The students can then revise their ideas, if needed, as they move forward within the program. Some students will be displaying revised designs to see if revisions made since the last showcase enhance the game. In addition, the items displayed in the showcase can serve as valuable examples students can use to find employment after graduation.”

“It’s fun being a part of the showcase because when you spend so much time preparing your game it’s rewarding to deeply experience other people’s reactions and comments!” said student Matthew Wuensche.

The showcase will be from 1 to 6 p.m., Dec. 3, in N 103. Immediately following the showcase will be a guest speaker sponsored by Lone Star Design & Development, LSC-Tomball’s game development club. Tony Fuller will be offering tips on how to create active visuals from scripts and storyboards. Fuller is a veteran of television and film, a former instructor at University of Houston, and currently serves as a professor at LSC-Montgomery. After his talk, there will be a meet and greet with refreshments.

For more information about the showcase, speaker, or the game design program, contact Dep-Wah Davis at dep-wah.davis@lonestar.edu or 281-401-1802.

Lone Star College-Tomball is located at 30555 Tomball Parkway/SH 249. For information on Lone Star College-Tomball and any of its programs, go to LoneStar.edu/tomball.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.  LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.