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Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD.

  • About.Com’s Profiles of Major Names in the Animation Industry gives a brief overview of the top companies that have been pioneers in the animation industry, including DreamWorks Animation SKG, Eidos Interactive, Pixar Animation Studios, Square Enix and the Walt Disney Co.
  • Animation Industry Database, a resource for the professional animation, visual effects and gaming-related communities, offers information on almost 5,000 companies and schools in more than 100 categories, from animation production to advertising agencies.
  • CG Channel is an online magazine dedicated to computer graphics and the world of visual effects. Updated every weekday, it has news, a forum, a gallery and job listings. 
  • Game Developers Conference is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Presented every spring in San Francisco, it’s a forum for learning, inspiration and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile and online games.
The GDC attracts more than 17,000 attendees and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the Think Services Game Group, a division of United Business Media.
  • Eidos Interactive Ltd. and SCi Entertainment Group, two of the United Kingdom’s largest video game publishers, merged in 2005 to become one of the world’s leading developers of entertainment software. SCi Entertainment Group is the parent company, trading on the London Stock Exchange and visible for all financial and corporate company matters. Eidos Interactive Ltd. is the company brand and consumer identity of the business, with publishing operations across Europe and the United States and several development studios, including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive and Pivotal Games, as well as a valuable stake in other studios.
  • GameSpot offers news, reviews, previews, updates, forums and cheat codes for PC, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation3, PlayStation2, PlayStationPortable and Nintendo DS.
  • International Game Developers Association is dedicated to improving developers’ careers and lives through community, professional development and advocacy, and also sponsors a special interest group for Women in Game Development.
  • Why Gaming? has questions and answers about the gaming industry and the job market for game design professionals, including information about opportunities in Texas. The page is located on the Baylor University website in its section about Baylor’s Computer Science Gaming Track bachelor’s degree program.