Full Sail University Hosts High Moon Studios for Launch of Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

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On Wednesday, June 4, Full Sail University will welcome High Moon Studios, alongside nine Full Sail graduates to discuss the launch and behind-the-scenes making of the highly anticipated game release, Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy™ from Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games.

Working on this game with fellow Full Sail alumni was truly amazing. I'm so proud to have been part of such a talented group of people

On Wednesday, June 4, Full Sail University will welcome High Moon Studios, alongside nine Full Sail graduates to discuss the launch and behind-the-scenes making of the highly anticipated game release, Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy™ from Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games.

The group will visit the Full Sail campus in a panel setting to address an audience of students, staff and faculty regarding this release and their roles as the leading programmers, sound designers and analysts for this game title. Five of the nine Full Sail team members graduated with a degree in Game Development, along with the remaining four members who graduated with degrees in Recording Arts, Computer Animation and Digital Arts and Design respectively.

Full Sail graduate and Lead Programmer, Troy Humphreys, joined the High Moon Studios team in June 2006. Prior to this position, he was an Associate Course Director for Engine Development at Full Sail. "Working on this game with fellow Full Sail alumni was truly amazing. I'm so proud to have been part of such a talented group of people," said Humphreys.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a third person action game blending hunter-prey game play through a seamless mix of hand-to-hand fighting, gunplay and dramatic escapes, all designed around Jason Bourne's signature combat style.

Developed by Sierra Entertainment's High Moon Studios in collaboration with Ludlum Entertainment, and with story and character development in conjunction with Bourne screenwriter Tony Gilrony, the game is a companion to the blockbuster film and best-selling novels.

"It's always fulfilling to hear of a graduate receiving game credit and it is remarkable to have nine of our alumni working together on a title like The Bourne Conspiracy," said Rob Catto, Program Director for Game Development. "Having these alumni return to speak to our current student body is truly inspiring. These are the events that motivate the faculty and validate the Game Development Program."

In addition to the graduates working at High Moon Studios, Full Sail graduates work in a variety of positions at leading game companies around the world and are credited on projects such as: Bioshock, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, God of War II, Madden NFL 2008, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, Transformers: The Game, and so many more. The Full Sail Game Development Program has been internationally recognized as "one of the top five game degree schools in the world" by Electronic Gaming Monthly, and most recently as the "Harvard of Game Schools" by Tips & Tricks Magazine.

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 180-acre campus proudly welcomes over 6,000 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.

About Sierra Entertainment:

Sierra Entertainment (http://www.sierra.com), a global division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes innovative, high-quality interactive entertainment for video game systems, handheld gaming devices and personal computers. Sierra Entertainment features a portfolio of titles based on original IP and popular licenses from industry-leading content partners, including F.E.A.R®, Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro the Dragon®, Scarface™ and Ice Age™. Sierra Entertainment has four integrated internal studios providing creative talents and development capabilities across multiple gaming genres: High Moon Studios in San Diego, CA; Massive Entertainment in Malmö, Sweden; Radical Entertainment in Vancouver, BC; and Swordfish Studios in Birmingham and Manchester, England.

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