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Guest speakers.

Hear about the latest game projects
from industry giants.

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Play the games, meet the developers, compete in our tournaments.

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Bring your laptop and learn to build your very own game.

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April 10-12

Cox Business Center | Tulsa, OK

If you love to play video games, Heartland Gaming Expo is for you.  This hands-on experience features speakers, vendor exhibits, a free-play room, a gaming tournament, and over one hundred games produced by up-and-coming game developers.

If you are a developer or want to become one, the expo hosts the largest game development competition in the region.  We have multiple age and competition categories for middle and high school, college/university, and indie game makers.  For those interested in learning to create games, the expo provides tutorials taught by leading experts.  And for the truly courageous game builders there is a 24-hour code jam.

So if you build games, want to learn to build games, or just want to play games, bring your family to the largest spring gaming event in Oklahoma: Heartland Gaming Expo.


If you design, analyze, modify, make artwork or music for games then there is a competition category for you. Check out our competition rules and sign up today. Student registration is free as always, and space is limited so don’t delay.

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If you love games, then you’ll be in good company at HGE 2015. We have numerous attractions to keep you busy during your entire visit. Unlike other events, you are part of the expo. Play the games, support your favorite code jam team, vote for People’s Choice category, and win door prizes. Fun for the entire family.

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If you are an exhibitor, you will have front-and-center access to thousands of potential customers and hundreds of prospective employees. Heartland brings together the best and brightest from all over the region.

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Guest Speakers

Matt Harmon

Matt Harmon

Bonozo Apps

Originally from Hollywood, CA, Matthew Harmon is founder and development director at downtown Tulsa-based Bonozo Apps, a 5-Star entertainment, educational, corporate, computer vision, and utility software studio. Matt has lead software teams for Hewlett Packard, Yahoo, Activision, Electronic Arts, and Atari.


Eric Peterson

Descendent Studios

Eric “Wingman” Peterson is a true legend in the gaming world. He was instrumental in building Star Citizen from the ground up. Along the way he helped to generate nearly $70 million dollars in crowd funding, setting a new world record. Now as CEO of Descendent Studios, Eric is going even bigger.  Checkout and back his Kickstarter for the Descent reboot: Descent Underground. He’s coming to HGE 2015 to tell you all about it, make you excited, and get you involved.

Richard Huenink

Richard Huenink

The Fun Pimps

Richard Huenink is the lead game designer and producer for the extremely popular Steam game “7 Days to Die”. Having previously worked as a senior designer for Gearbox Software, 3D Realms, and the Collective. Richard has over 17 years’ experience in all aspects of game development. So craft a stone ax, dig a hole, and pray the zombies don’t find you because he’s coming to Tulsa.


Chance Thomas

Chance Thomas is an American composer, educator and entrepreneur. He is best known for scoring blockbuster video games like DOTA 2, Lord of the Rings Online, James Cameron’s Avatar, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Dungeons & Dragons Online, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and many others. To date, he has received more than 40 awards and nominations for his music scoring work in games.

Chance Thomas grew up in Oklahoma City, where he attended Northeast High School and Central Oklahoma State University. Now he’s coming to Tulsa to share his “stories from the road” and teach you how music in video games is created.


Jordan Newman

Jordan Newman is a Tulsa-based digital character artist with work in both Planetside 2 and Dota 2. Now reaching a combined player base of over 17 million people, his success story is a direct result of the new and exciting opportunities created through programs like the Daybreak Player Studio and Valve workshop. Jordan will be sharing his insights into what it takes to get your foot in the door, and find success in the game industry as an artist.

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