Game Development Club

The purpose of this club is to bring together students of different disciplines in order to explore the creation of video games. The club also seeks to expand its members’ knowledge of the tools, techniques, and processes used in contemporary video game development. Members will collaborate on game development projects of their own choosing and explore their creativity in the game development space.

 

Go forth.

 

 

Make games.

 

 

Be awesome.

 

If you are not a member of our club, but would like to learn more about us, you can contact us at isu.gdc.president@gmail.com or isu.gdc.secretary@gmail.com.


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News & Announcements

April 20, 2019

[ISU_GDC] T-shirts and Spring Showcase

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

T-shirts - This Monday

General Meetings - Monday 7PM, Carver 0205


 

T-shirts Are HERE!!!

They will be available to pickup at this Monday meeting!

This week’s Monday meeting will be in Durham 0171.


 

General Meeting - In Durham 0171

This week’s meeting will be holding our Spring Showcase!

The Spring Showcase is where anyone can come and show off the games and game ideas they have worked on.

Anything that you have worked on this semester or haven’t shown to the club yet is fair game to show!

We will be in Durham 0171 this week as opposed to our usual room.

The meeting will start at 7PM this Monday.



 

Have a Great Summer!!!

Nathan Reding

Club Secretary


 

 

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April 11, 2019

[ISU_GDC] Elections

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

General Meetings - Monday 7PM, Carver 0205

Workspace -  Saturday at 1PM, Carver 0205



 

General Meeting:   Elections!!!

Each spring we elect our President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for the next year.

You can sign up to run for whatever positions you want at the meeting.

Come prepared to pitch yourself to the club and share your ideas for the club moving forward.

This is an important meeting so please come and help us choose our executive team for next year!

As usual, we will meet in Carver 0205 at 7PM this Monday for our general meeting.

(This semester we will be meeting in Durham 0171 on 4/22)



 

Workspace

No Workshop this week.

We will be holding another open workspace for anyone looking to work on their games or ask questions.

We will be meeting in Carver 0205 Instead of our usual room.

As usual, workspaces will be held on Saturdays from 1 to 3PM.



 

Have a Great Week!

Nathan Reding

Club Secretary


 


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April 7, 2019

[ISU_GDC] VR Event Poll

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

This past Monday we talked about a VR development event happening on campus.

If you are interested in this event, the organizers would like to hear back from you on when people are available.

Here is a short poll for what days work for you.

https://forms.gle/hK682MGuqyPKuznz9

They would like to get moving on organizing it, so please voice your availability as soon as possible.

 

Have a Great Week!

Nathan Reding

Club Secretary

April 4, 2019

[ISU_GDC] Pitch Jam! [Room change]

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

Pitch Jam - Saturday 4/6 Noon-8pm MARSTON 2200

General Meetings - Monday 7PM, Carver 0205



 

Pitch Jam 4/6

This Saturday we will be holding a Pitch Jam.

A Pitch Jame is like a Game Jam but a lot shorter and doesn’t involve making the game.

At the Pitch Jam you will come up with a game idea as a group and then pitch your game to us.

It will go from noon to 8pm in MARSTON 2200.



 

General Meeting

This week’s meeting will be on some final Industry Tips we’ve come across.

It will be a grab bags of some important pointers that we have found but can’t hold a meeting on the parts exclusively.

As usual, we will meet in Carver 0205 at 7PM this Monday for our general meeting.

(This semester we will be meeting in Durham 0171 on 4/22)



 

NO Workshop or Workspace

This Saturday we will be holding our Pitch Jam from noon to 8 so we won’t be meeting for a Workshop of Workspace this week.


 

Club Elections (4/15)

Each spring we elect our President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for the next year.

You can sign up to run for whatever positions you want at the meeting.

Come prepared to pitch yourself to the club and share your ideas for the club moving forward.

This is an important meeting so please come and help us choose our executive team for next year!



 

Have a Great Week!

Nathan Reding

Club Secretary


 

 

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March 30, 2019

[ISU_GDC] Today’s Workshop is Canceled

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

Workspace - Saturday 1-3PM, Carver 0305

 

Workshop

Sorry for the late notice everyone but we will not be holding our previously scheduled workshop on AI today. Instead, we will be holding a Workspace for anyone interested in working on their own game.



 

Have a Great Week!

Nathan Reding

Club Secretary


 

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March 29, 2019

[ISU_GDC] Upcoming Pitch Jam!

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

Order your T-shirt by this Monday!!!

Pitch Jam - Saturday 4/6 Noon-8pm Elings 0308

General Meetings - Monday 7PM, Carver 0205

Workshop - Saturday 1-3PM, Carver 0305


 

Here is this year’s T-shirt design

Last chance to purchase a T-shirt and guarantee your size is this Monday, April 1 at our meeting.


 

Pitch Jam 4/6

Next Saturday we will be holding a Pitch Jam.

A Pitch Jame is like a Game Jam but a lot shorter and doesn’t involve making the game.

At the Pitch Jam you will come up with a game idea as a group and then pitch your game to us.

If you want to learn more about the Pitch Jam come to this week’s general meeting as we will be talking all about it.

It will go from noon to 8pm in Elings 0308.


 

General Meeting

This week’s meeting will be all about getting you hyped and ready for the Pitch Jam!

We will be talking about Design Docs and how they play a significant role of laying out your game for not only the pitch but for development as a whole.

As usual, we will meet in Carver 0205 at 7PM this Monday for our general meeting.

(This semester we will be meeting in Durham 0171 on 4/22)


 

Workshop

This Saturday we will be talking about making basic enemy behavior for your game.

Come and learn how to make your enemies move and react to your player.

As usual, we will be meeting this Saturday in Carver 0305 at 1PM for our weekly workshop.

Please come with Unity already installed as the download can be lengthy.

(This semester we will be meeting in Carver 0205 on 4/13)


 

The Emails Are Fixed!!!

You should only be getting one version of this email as the WebDev people have finally got our website fixed!!!


 

Have a Great Week!

Nathan Reding

Club Secretary


 


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March 23, 2019

[ISU_GDC] Worldbuilding and Theming

Hey everybody! Hope your spring break was fun! Workshop: There will be no workshop on the 23rd, since Spring Break is still in swing. General Meeting: This week, we will be discussing the development of your game's world and its theme. These concepts make your game feel alive. The meeting will be on the 25th at 7pm in Carver 0205. Don't forget, if you want to get this year's t-shirt, please pay by the meeting on April 1st so we can ensure you get your size. This is where I would put a funny meme, but I am doing this on my phone :P