The Smithsonian Resident Associates Program is hosting a seminar on May 16, 2004 (2-5 pm) entitled Games People Play. If you have the $40 to spare, it looks to be an interesting program. The participants are:

Doug Church, chief technology director, Eidos North America, is the game designer of Ultima Underworld (I & II), System Shock, and Thief: The Dark Project, three games in the top 20 of PC Gamers’ recent list.

Richard Garfield, a mathematician by training, is the designer of the alpha version of Magic: The Gathering card game (Wizards).

Shigeru Miyamoto, senior managing director, Entertainment Analysis and Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan, is the inventor of Donkey Kong.

Moderator Bernard Yee has managed product development of computer games in Asia and the United States, most notably at Sony Online Entertainment, developers and publishers of EverQuest and Star Wars Galaxies. He also served as Director of Product Development at Disney Interactive and Director of Creative Development at Disney Online. Bernard has been a journalist, analyst and consultant for the computer games industry, and is currently teaching a class in Game Design and Development at Columbia University.


2 Responses to Campus on the Mall: Games People Play

  1. Marc says:

    Damn! Miyamoto? I’m in like Tron, er, Flynn.

    You going?

  2. Jason says:

    Yes Yes Yes
    – Bit

    Most likely, yes. Maybe carpool/share a metro ride?

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