• MHCC Computer Game Developer Students To Show Work at Wacom Experience Center

    Mt. Hood Community College’s Computer Game Developer students will showcase their work in everything from virtual reality (VR) games to digital art at the Wacom Experience Center on Sunday, June 10. This annual exhibit, held at Wacom’s Downtown Portland-based showroom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10, allows the college’s Computer Game Developer students to display their work from the last year and network with industry professionals.

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    “You’ll see a great diversity of projects at the event, including 3-D and 2-D animations, board games, and digital and printed artwork,” said MHCC computer game design instructor Erika Ruhl.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to try on VR headsets and play student-created games and watch short animations. The showcase encompasses work from first- and second-year students from nearly every computer game development course at MHCC. Attendees can also try out some of Wacom’s newest products at the event and enjoy some food.

    Allison Landaker, a second-year art student at MHCC, works at the Experience Center. The job allows her to pursue her passion in digital and game design.

    “It’s a fun environment – I get to meet a lot of great artists, connect with gaming companies, and run comic-con booths,” said Landaker, who began working for Wacom last September. “Plus, the Experience Center space is really unique. People can try out cutting-edge tablets and design equipment while being surrounded by amazing artwork.”

    Wacom, a 35-year-old tech company, is best known for their drawing tablets, pen displays and digital ink technology. The Wacom Experience Center is located on the ground floor of Wacom’s U.S. headquarters in Portland’s Pearl District.

    When: Sunday, June 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Where: Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland

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    Allison Landaker, a second-year art student, studies digital and gaming design at MHCC.