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Game night: iPad & Android Game design + Sport Racing Competition

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Aug 25 Wed

Game night: iPad & Android Game design + Sport Racing Competition

Mark Juarez, CEO & Founder of The Happy Company and Book Author of "Thinking Cheese"
Samsung Platform Team
James Testa, Founder & iOS4 developer at Aerende

Event: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Where's my Cheese?! Celebration

Date: 8/25/2010 Wed
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Hurricane Electric
Address: 48233 Warm Spring Blvd, Fremont California 94539
Food & Drink: Sponsored by Hurricane Electric

Giveaways sponsored by "Thinking Cheese": First 100 registered attendees will receive one massage product.

Sport Racing Winner Prize sponsored by "Thinking Cheese": A gift bag of retail value closer to US $80 consumer products.

Raffle Prizes: Sponsored by Hurricane Electric

6:00 pm Networking & Food / Drink
7:00 pm Presentation
8:30 pm Raffle Prizes

7:00 pm Founder Chat
7:20 pm Android Cyber Game Competition
8:00 pm iPad Game Design

Samsung is announcing Samsung mobile Challenge WCG2010 World Cyber Games
Come and check out the latest Samsung Galaxy! We'll give you the driver seat to compete

Come and check out the latest Samsung Galaxy! We'll give you the driver seat to compete.
Everything’s been pushed to max speed! Drive over 30 licensed cars and motorbikes from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati and more in 12 locations. Challenge yourself to 6 different racing events from the Drift Contest to Chase mode on various track surfaces, including ice, mud and snow. Play any music stored on your device as you take it on your computer or challenge friends in Bluetooth and Online Multiplayer modes, then show your skills off to the world and climb the online leaderboard!

Mark Juarez, CEO of The Happy Company and Book Author of "Thinking Cheese"
At the age of 11, Mark Juarez started his first business mowing lawns. When his best friend’s grandmother, a woman near and dear to his heart, needed much more than just a mowed lawn, he decided to help by fixing her roof at almost no charge. Soon, he began to notice the obvious disrepair all over his own neighborhood and, in an effort to aid his community, he began offering basic repairs at low to no cost: fixing roofs, cracked windows, broken doors, and patching walls and painting. He refused to take payment until the residents were completely satisfied with his work. At this very young age his business philosophies grew from hard work, compassion and an overwhelming desire to serve. These philosophies would last an entire lifetime, making him a successful business owner and entrepreneur.

In 1992 Mark established The Happy Company with his own personal savings of $22,000. Built on values such as “Integrity Before Profit” and “Work is Love Made Visible,” within three years the company’s sales exceeded $20 million annually with only one product: The Happy Massager. “Happy” became it the world’s best-selling massage tool and an industry-changing phenomena thanks to Mark’s belief that ‘All Is Possible!’

Today, Mark’s energy is focused on his new, fictional friend named Charlie who was created out of the belief that all is possible and a concern for the impact that the current economic conditions of the world are having on everyday life. Mark recognized the correlation between past and present day struggles and endeavored to illuminate those struggles in Charlie’s story. A goal of his first literary work is to instill in others the principle of looking for opportunity in every possible circumstance. It is his greatest hope that Charlie sparks a movement of kindness across the globe because every person touched by Charlie’s story has the opportunity to become part of the change.

Technical Session: 2D Game Design on iPad using Unity
1) iPad development

A) Used Unity3D with SpriteManager2 (SM2)
B) Used Maya for 3D animation and Fireworks for 2D
C) Explain how tools were selected
D) 2D sprites vs 3D characters
E) Javascript was used - show code

2) database design
3) game design

A) Levels and memory issues

4) sound & graphic optimization

A) Sound was uncompressed 8 bit @ 22KHz
B) Graphic optimization -
a) SM2 packed animations into textures
b) used PVRTC compression

5) game engine

A) Unity 3D
B) PhysicX by NVidia used for collisions

6) server architecture

A) Ruby on Rails and MySQL used for server

7) Cross Platform

A) Currently using Unity to port to Android
a) Will support one screen size initially

8) Enhancements

A) Facebook connect
B) OpenFeint, Agon Online, Scoreloop
C) Virtual Weapons

9) Lessons learned

A) Keep it simple
B) Start sooner :-)
C) Think through memory usage before coding or making graphics

10) Next game

James Testa, Founder & iOS4 developer at Aerende
James Testa is with Aerende, Inc. a maker of iPhone apps for the Medical, Financial,
Entertainment and Games markets. Aerende has the following apps in the App Store:
Secret Agent for iPad and iPhone,WaterTaxi, iHomeopath, iHomeopath Lite, LoveOrNot,
KidsAndParents. iHomeopath Lite has been translated into 9 languages.

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Hurricane Electric Building Two "The Matrix"
48233 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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