Spring 2010 Kickoff (Summary)

Feb 2, 2010

Here's what went down!

Cindy described the plan for GDC. If you'd like to go, she's gonna need your contact info and $75 deposit by March 11, as it now says on the Facebook event page. You should sign up on the event page, even if you're not sure whether you're going! That way you can receive updates about it. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone.

Our meetings will be on Tuesday this semester, due to room availability in the Student Union. Put that in your brain so you don't forget it! The meetings will be on Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 2, Mar 16, April 6, April 27, and May 11. That's almost, but not quite a meeting every two weeks.

The next meeting is a flaunt-your-wares meeting! If you have made pictures or programs or noises or anything that could conceivably be shoehorned into a game, you should print it out or put it on your laptop on into your iPod and bring it. It will give you an opportunity to meet people to team up with to make games! That's great! Don't you think that's great?

We brought up the Glorious Trainwrecks 371-in-1 Pirate Kart II. In a nutshell, it's an attempt to make 371 shoddy rush job of a games over a period of 48 hours. If you're interested, you should sign up for the Facebook event!

Because we're best friends with the SJSU CS Club, we're obeying their order to pimp S2B, a Microsoft thing that purports to connect students who want jobs to businesses who want students.

Last but soitenly not least, we have a new competition woo! This one is a competition in two parts, kinda like Assemblee, if you're familiar with that or you bothered to click. The first phase is one involving design and asset creation. If it's the kind of thing you enjoy, you design a game and provide all the images, models, sound, or whatever needed to make the game a reality. (It's okay to team up with people! That's what our next meeting is for, to let you figure out who to team up with.) In the second phase, games get assembled into moving parts. If you're qualified or motivated, you take as much of someone else's design and assets as you can and code it up. Hopefully by the end, we'll have made some awesome collabogames!

The next meeting is on February 16. You should go! My feelings will be hurt if you don't go.



"we’re obeying their order to pimp S2B"

glad we have a chain of command established.

It is a chain of mutual respect and understanding.