SMU Guildhall hosts free-play sessions of student-designed games during 2014 Fall Exhibition Friday, Dec. 19

The Guildhall at SMU will host a free-play day featuring games designed by graduating students at its 2014 Fall Exhibition on Friday, Dec. 19. The Exhibition will take place in Building 2 of the SMU-in-Plano campus, 5232 Tennyson Parkway.

The Exhibition honors Cohort 20, composed of 26 graduate students who specialize in art, level design, production and software development. All of the following events are open to the public:

  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Open play session of 2D and 3D games developed by Guildhall students
  • 4 to 5 p.m. – Cohort 20 Honors presentations and awards
  • 5 to 6 p.m. – Cohort 20 Capstone team games presentations

An invitation-only reception for Cohort 20 and their friends and family will conclude the day’s events.

Steve Nix, CEO and co-founder of Yvolver, will be the honorary keynote speaker at the Cohort 20 graduate reception. Yvolver is a Dallas-based startup that brings the science of loyalty reward programs to mobile games with a platform that focuses on player retention, engagement and monetization.

In addition to co-founding Yvolver, Nix is an adviser for Dallas Venture Partners. Previously, he was GM of Digital Distribution with GameStop, ran Business Development at id Software, served as CEO of Ritual Entertainment, and helped found the SMU Guildhall. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.

For more information about the Fall 2014 Guildhall Exhibition, contact  at Doug Darby, 972-473-3545.