News Release

Britney Gulledge,
Public Relations Associate
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Student’s Work Featured in Popular Gaming Magazine

An article written by Wilmington University student Yanni Hajioannou has been accepted for publication by Gamedevtuts+ (, an online magazine and forum for developers. 

Yanni is a senior studying Game Design and Development, and is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 2013. In his article, Yanni explained the complexity of normal mapping and why it is an important and useful technique for any 3D game developer. He shared examples and a few great tools for generating maps. A commenter on his article called it “well written and easily understandable.”

This is not Yanni’s first opportunity to show off his design skills. In 2011, the College of Technology gave him a COTA Award in Spring 2011 for “Best Animation” for a music video he developed.  

Administrators from Gamedevtuts+ have asked Yanni to continue to write more for their audience. Right now, he says, “I plan to do more with them but right now I have to focus on school.”

Gamedevtuts+ is a site dedicated to game developers from beginning to advanced stages. It is popular for hosting tutorials, tips and articles about level layout, game design, coding and working in the industry.


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Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - New Castle, DE