September BaltoMSDN - Game Engines

This month Tronster Hartley will be speaking on Game Engines

“Game Engines” are a type of middleware that game studios and simulations based business leverage to provide an excellent product at a reduced cost. Tronster will break down how there has come to be a proliferation of game engines in the billion dollar game industry, as well as explain how these expensive systems can easily be utilized by programmers familiar with Microsoft technologies.

Bio :
For over a decade, Tronster, a native Baltimore developer & electronic artist, has utilize Microsoft technologies in architecting solutions for Educational, Medical, and consumer based software. In recent years he’s been focused in the game development sector; having worked on EA’s “Command and Conquer” franchise, as well as lead the creation of the UI framework for Firaxis’s anticipated XBOX, PS3, and PC game “X-COM: Enemy Unknown.” When not working on a AAA title, Tronster is either teaching game development concepts at UB & UMBC, or is spending time building the local indie game scene with his own studio “Geek House Games”.

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  • Kirby

    Interesting topic and very well presented by Tronster. Enjoyed the demo. Going to have to download unity and try it myself.

    September 20, 2012

  • Jeff J.

    Great talk from Tronster and an interesting group to talk with before and after!

    September 20, 2012

  • Daniel D.

    It was both fun and informative; Great job by Tronster, very impressed by the presentation and the demo. THANK YOU!

    September 20, 2012

  • Lance W.

    Excellent presentation. Fantastic topic....

    September 20, 2012

  • Samuel B.

    Great talk, a little too much ambiguity and went on for too long. Great information though!

    September 20, 2012

  • Eliezer M.


    September 19, 2012

  • Chris N.

    Knew nothing about games (or game engines) before Tronster's presentation. I learned a lot and am really glad I came. Great presentation!

    September 19, 2012

  • Jim J.

    Hey Ed, Pizza etc. provided or feed thy face first?

    September 18, 2012

    • Ed M.

      It's bring your own beer though...

      September 18, 2012

    • Mark G.

      Guess I need to make a stop before I drive up the street!

      September 19, 2012

  • Ed M.

    If you are on the waiting list. Just come to the meeting anyway. I'm sure there will be some no shows.

    September 18, 2012

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