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 shenkes@iastate.edu


Want to join in on our conversations? Join our Discord server!

 


 

News & Announcements

November 16, 2019

[ISU_GDC] [Weekly Meetings]

[ISU_GDC] [Weekly Meetings]


 

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

 

General Meetings - Mondays 7PM @ Carver 0305

Workshops - Saturdays 1PM to 3PM @ Carver 0305

 

This Week’s Meeting

This next week's meeting will be on Playtesting. It will be the last general meeting before the Fall 2019 showcase, which will take place after Thanksgiving Break.

As usual, our general meetings are on Mondays at 7PM in Carver 0305.

 

Workshop

The workshop today will be on ChoiceScript, which is a simple programming language for making multiple-choice games, like a choose-your-own-adventure story type game. It's simple to use and easy to get started with or without programming experience.

​The workshop will be in Carver 0305 as usual.

 

 

 

Have a Great Week!

Zahydee Machado

Club Secretary


 

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November 8, 2019

[ISU_GDC] [Game Jam Starts Today!!!]

[ISU_GDC] [Game Jam Starts Today!!!]


 

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

Game Jam - Friday 5:30PM @ Carver 0305

General Meetings - Mondays 7PM @ Carver 0305

Workshops - Saturdays 1PM to 3PM @ Carver 0305 (No workshop this weekend)

 

 

Game Jam

Today starts our Fall 2019 Game Jam! Meet us at 5:30 in Elings 0308, and the theme will be announced at 6:00 PM. Come with a group or form one there, and bring your own devices. Game Jam will last until 6:00 PM on Sunday, where we will do presentations to showcase the end products and award prizes.

 

This Week’s Meeting

Because of Game Jam, our Monday meeting this week will be watching Detective Pikachu instead of a regular meeting.

As usual, our general meetings are on Mondays at 7PM in Carver 0305.

 

Workshop

No workshop this weekend because of Game Jam, and next week's theme is still being determined.

That one will be in Carver 0305 like usual.

 

 

 

 

 

Have a Great Week!

Zahydee Machado

Club Secretary


 

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October 28, 2019

[ISU_GDC] [Industry Guest Speaker Today]

[ISU_GDC] [Industry Guest Speaker Today]


 

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

Industry Guest Speaker - Monday 7PM @ Carver 0305

General Meetings - Mondays 7PM @ Carver 0305

Workshops - Saturdays 1PM to 3PM @ Carver 0305 (Today it's in Pearson 0141)

 

 

Industry Guest Speaker

Today during our usual General Meeting time we wil be hosting Joshua Larson from Numinous Games (you might know them as the studio who created the game 'That Dragon, Cancer') and he has agreed to share his experience with working in the video game industry with us.

He will talk about how to pitch your own game ideas and it's a great way to get to ask any questions you might have about game development as a career and more.

 

This Week’s Meeting

Today we will hold our regular meeting but with an industry guest speaker (see above)!

As usual, our general meetings are on Mondays at 7PM in Carver 0305.

 

Workshop

Next week's workshop will be our Game Jam Grab Bag, where we'll go over a collection of topics that are very useful when you're working on your next game jam game!

It will be in Carver 0305 like usual.

Please bring your own laptop with Unity installed.

 

 

Game Jam

Our 48-hr Game Jam is coming up quickly, so this is a good time to reach out to people you're interested in making a group with, or just to think about how to set that time aside to participate!

More details will be given throughout the next weeks, but the date and location are set on November 8, in Elings 0308. 

 

 

 

Have a Great Week!

Zahydee Machado

Club Secretary


 

StuOrg | YouTube | Twitch | Discord

 
October 26, 2019

[ISU_GDC] [Illustrator Workshop Today]

[ISU_GDC] [Illustrator Workshop Today]



 

Greetings from the Iowa State Game Development Club.

 

TL;DR

Industry Guest Speaker - Monday 7PM @ Carver 0305

General Meetings - Mondays 7PM @ Carver 0305

Workshops - Saturdays 1PM to 3PM @ Carver 0305 (Today it's in Pearson 0141)

 

 

Industry Guest Speaker

This Monday during our usual General Meeting time we wil be hosting Joshua Larson from Luminous Games (you might know them as the studio who created the game 'That Dragon, Cancer') and he has agreed to share his experience with working in the video game industry with us.

He will talk about how to pitch your own game ideas and it's a great way to get to ask any questions you might have about game development as a career and more.

 

This Week’s Meeting

This week we will hold our regular meeting but with an industry guest speaker (see above)!

As usual, our general meetings are on Mondays at 7PM in Carver 0305.

 

Workshop

Today's workshop is on Illustrator (and will be held in Pearson 0141).

You don't need to bring your own computer or have the program because the room has computers we can all use.

If you can't get into the building, @ the exec team on our Discord, but we will be checking the doors around the start time.

 

 

 

Game Jam

On other exciting news, our 48-hr Game Jam is coming up quickly, so this is a good time to reach out to people you're interested in making a group with, or just to think about how to set that time aside to participate!

More details will be given throughout the next weeks, but the date and location are set on November 8, in Elings 0308. 

 

 

 

 

Have a Great Week!

Zahydee Machado

Club Secretary


 

StuOrg | YouTube | Twitch | Discord