Reminders and Announcements:
Important! There will be no regular meetup next month (December 13th) due to the Ludum Dare game jam – this will be the last regular meetup for 2015. We’ll still hold the Open Game lab the following week (December 20th).
Open Game labs are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month (the Sunday after the regular meetup) and take place from 2PM – 5PM. These labs are unstructured time for anyone to come to the space, hang out and work on their game. If you are just starting out this is also a great time to come ask questions!
Call for Topics! If you’ve been to a meetup you know that the group is very informal and you do not need a well timed and polished presentation. A presentation can simply be discussing a topic while showing a demo on a laptop. If you are interested in presenting or have a request for a topic you would like to see covered please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook and Twitter: You can also stay up to date with members of the group on Facebook. The group is closed, so you’ll need request access and it make take a day or two to get approved. If you don’t get approved in a few days, send me an email at the address above. There is also a twitter list maintained by Levi. For info on joining the twitter list, contact Levi @gatechgrad.
Next Game Jam: The next Ludum Dare will be held December 11-14th, 2015 – mark your calendars now! Details on the kickoff meetup to be held on Friday the 11th to come.
All this too much to keep up with? The Knox Game Design website has a calendar!
This Month’s Topic: Project Management for Game Design
With the holidays upon us, you might find yourself with some alone time to work on your game ideas. The topic this month will be about how to get the most out of this time. The format will be a discussion lead by Mike with plenty of room for Q&A and suggestions of alterative approaches you may have experience with you. No system is perfect, and everyone needs to find the thing that works best for them so this will be less a prescription for success are more a presentation of what some options are.
Location and Time
The meetup will be held at the Technology Cooperative located at 13 Emory Place, Knoxville TN. Parking is available in front of the Technology Cooperative. We start at 2PM and open with some roundtable discussion and a Show ‘n Tell where everyone can show a bit of their in progress game, favorite tool, mechanic they love in another game, or anything they find helpful and want to share with the group.