Description

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.

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File GDCConstitution1.docx
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 116
ISU Members 19
Non-ISU Members 2
Allowed Members Anyone interested in being involved in the video game development process
Allowed Officers Anyone wanting to make this club bigger and better
Membership Qualifications You have to be a wizard. (J.K. - No qualifications needed)
Membership Restrictions None
Elections/Selection Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Meetings Open to everyone

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

General Meetings - Every Monday night from 7:00-8:00, join us for our weekly meetings. General meetings will be held in Carver 0305. Our general meetings are just that: general. We discuss important topics that apply to game development, as well as provide opportunities for members to present their current projects. Our goal with these meetings is to make them simple and engaging so that new members can jump in at any point. Members often socialize after the meetings. Workshops - Join us for our weekly workshops every Saturday from 1:00-3:00 in Carver 0305. Experienced members lead hands-on tutorials on a variety of topics that cover all aspects of game development. Workshops are often focused on the Unity Engine, since Unity is free and easy to collaborate with. Members are expected to bring their own devices to work on with any necessary software already installed. There are always multiple experienced members who can help.

Description of Special Events

Game Jams - At least once a semester, we host a 48-hour event where members create video games from scratch. Members can work alone or in groups, and can team up before or during the event. Prizes are awarded for various judging categories. Game jams are great opportunities for students to put aside their schoolwork and focus on game development for a weekend. Game jams are also a good way to strengthen a student’s portfolio with new projects.
Social Nights - Social nights are held periodically throughout the year. Members are free to bring their own video games, board games, and setups. This is a great opportunity to make some friends within the club and have fun playing some video games.