Art Institute Opens Game Center in L.A.

The Art Institute of California’Los Angeles is set to cut the ribbon on The Game Center, its new state-of-the-art facility featuring top-of-the-line development tools and software. Game development professionals, game art students and members of the media are invited to attend the grand opening ceremony and exhibition on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the hottest new video games and consoles, books, board games and magazines, the Game Center boasts a motion-capture system from sponsor Motion Analysis Corp. Other sponsors include Alias, AMD, Animation Magazine, Autodesk Inc., Avid Computer Graphics, F. Dice, International Game Developers Assn. (IGDA), Luminetik Animation Studios, Nvidia Corp., PC Unlimited, Peachpit Press, Pioneer (USA), Seagate Technology, SilverStone, Tyan Computer Corp. and ViewSonic.

The Art Institute of California’Los Angeles is located at 2900 31st Street in Santa Monica (cross-street is Ocean Park). The school is one of 31 Art Institutes located throughout North America. Providing instruction in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts, the Art Institutes can be found on the web at www.artinstitutes.edu.