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Meet Eugene Jarvis and Alex Seropian, win a PS3!

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Game development legends Eugene Jarvis and Alexander Seropian will judge the GDC Design Challenge at DePaul University’s booth during the 2009 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Finalists will have a chance to meet one-on-one with Jarvis and Seropian to make their pitch and win prizes, and the designer of the best, most original game design will win a Playstation 3 game console. The GDC Design Challenge theme will be announced at the beginning of GDC on Wednesday, March 25th. Judging will take place between 1pm and 4pm on Thursday, March 26th at booth #6509 in the North Exhibit Hall, with the grand prize announced at 4:30pm. You can visit, the website of the DePaul Game Development program, for more details and updates.

IGDA Lifetime Achievement award recipient Eugene Jarvis, the designer of arcade classics such as Defender, Robotron, Cruisin’, Smash TV and The Fast & The Furious , was named DePaul’s first Game Designer in Residence in 2008. Since joining DePaul he has lectured, supervised student game projects and consulted on curriculum. Alexander Seropian, who was the founder of Bungie Software and responsible for the Halo, Marathon, Myth and Oni franchises, will be DePaul’s next Game Designer in Residence, and has been an active member of DePaul’s Game Industry Advisory Board since 2006.

DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media in Chicago offers programs of study in Game Programming, Production & Design, and Animation at the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition to Mr. Jarvis and Mr. Seropian, our full-time and adjunct faculty have extensive game industry and teaching experience. Our students work on multi-disciplinary game teams that stress creative problem solving. Visit our website at

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