New Year’s Resolution Suggestion – Speak Up!
Most meetups last year were led by myself, Levi, or Dylan. It’s extremely likely all three of us will lead a meetup in 2016, and there is nothing wrong with that. It would be great however if more members spoke up! Now is the time – just pick a month this year and send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not comfortable putting together a slide deck and a prepared session, that’s fine – lead a discussion or just open your laptop and talk through your process as you go.
If you don’t feel ready to show how to make a game or assets for a game, that’s fine too – talk about the design of an existing game or genre. What games came before it that influenced it? How do the mechanics fit the theme of the game? How can developers apply these things to their own game?
Reminders and Announcements:
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!
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.
All this too much to keep up with? The Knox Game Design website has a calendar!
This Month’s Topic: December’s Game Jam Results
Several members of the group entered games in the December Ludum Dare and will share the behind the scene tales of each. The entries below may not be the full list, so if I missed your game please send me an email and let me know!
- Button Flower by Jacob
- Super Autoscrolling Space Robot GROWZINGER by Dylan
- Survive by Paul
- Mutant Veggie Arena by Levi
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.