Videos from a variety of guest speakers

May 27, 2010

Brian Urbanek on Matching Theme and Mechanics in Game Design

Thanks to Brian Urbanek (of Cryptic Studios (of Champions Online)) for giving us an idea of the things he thinks about while he's designing! It was super fascinating and super informative.

Mar 17, 2010

Anna Anthropy on the Design of REDDER

Thanks to Anna Anthropy for presenting about the design of one room (and then of other things) in REDDER! There were like 50 attendees and we were all at the edgeof our seats.

Feb 24, 2010

Albert Chen: Episode 3 (1)

Thanks, Albert Chen, Assistant Professor of Game Design and Development at Cogswell, alumnus of LucasArts, Factor5, EA, and 3DO, and generally awesome guy, for presenting at our club for a third time!

(He talked about design docs, you guys! So great!)

Oct 25, 2009

Guest Speaker: HeyZap (Summary)

Many thanks to Jude Gomila of HeyZap for speaking at our last meeting! It was great to learn how social networks can be used to promote games, and hear a success story from a start-up co-founder.

Winners of the Collaborative Game Challenge have been announced! Intergalactic Planetary Super Showdown tied with Nyx for first place, and Cygnus the Cutie was a close runner up.

Our next challenge is the Facebook Game Dev Challenge! The details will be posted in a separate post.

Sep 11, 2009

Fall 2009 Second Meeting (Summary)

Thanks to everyone for coming!

The collaborative game challenge has started! Rules will be posted shortly, in a different post.

Also thanks to Albert Chen for his presentation, "Getting into the Video Game Industry: Episode II - Unemployment Strikes Back." You can view his presentation here.

Before Albert Chen's presentation, we took a few minutes to mention a few development kits that are popular for game development, including Game Maker, which is great for people without programming experience. More info can be found on the presentation slides from this meeting.

Oct 29, 2008

Shannon from Cryptic Studios

Thanks to Shannon Posniewski of Cryptic Studios for coming to share his presentation!

Oct 1, 2008

Mochi Media Presentation

Thanks to Mochi Media for coming!

Sep 3, 2008

Albert Chen Presentation

Thanks to Albert Chen for coming!