The Guildhall at SMU is a video game university located at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Plano campus. Students learn how to create a game, from the basics (e.g. 2D games) to a total conversion. Graduates present their work at a semiannual exhibition. Graduation is accompanied by keynotes of established game developers such as Gabe Newell or Richard Garriott.
Some of the student cohorts (teams working on a project) made their work public, for example the Half-Life 2 mods Eclipse and Weekday Warrior. The latter was the Independent Games Festival 2007 winner in the Best Mod category.