Media Advisory - George Brown College School of Design to kick off video game conference with launch of action game set in the streets of Toronto



    Gamers, students and industry leaders invited to play Half-Life 2: City 7
    Toronto Conflict, a video game set in the city's downtown core

    TORONTO, March 15 /CNW/ - This Thursday, George Brown College's (GBC)
School of Design, in conjunction with the McLuhan Festival of the Future, will
kick off Vortex 2007 with the launch of Half-Life 2: City 7 Toronto Conflict,
the first thesis project from the Game Design program at GBC.
    Half-Life 2: City 7 Toronto Conflict, based on the popular first-person
game Half-Life, is set in the streets of the city. Media are invited to
compete against the designers and check out the world's first video game that
takes players virtually through Toronto's downtown core.

    
    What:     George Brown College's School of Design to launch Vortex 2007
              with an open invitation to play Half-Life 2: City 7 Toronto
              Conflict, the first thesis project from the Game Design program
              at GBC. Vortex is an annual video game conference and
              competition that focuses on the evolving world of video game
              trends, development and production across a variety of
              platforms.

    When:     Thursday, March 15
              6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Where:    George Brown College
              Institute Without Boundaries
              209 Adelaide St. East (Adelaide and Jarvis)

    For more information on Vortex 2007, visit: www.vortexcompetition.org.
    

    About George Brown College

    Established in 1967, George Brown's (GBC) three campuses are located in
downtown Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world. With more than
14,000 full-time students, including 1,400 international students, GBC is one
of Ontario's fastest growing colleges. GBC offers more than 150 programs
ranging from one-year certificates to four-year bachelor's degrees. In
addition, over 50,000 continuing education students are enrolled in more than
1,300 courses.




For further information:

For further information: Paul Zanettos, George Brown College, (416)
415-5000 ext. 3428, pzanetto@georgebrown.ca


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