We have a Podcast! – Next Game: The Beginner’s Guide
This email is being sent a little early (the meetup is next week, not this week) to give everyone who wants to participate in the podcast.
Each month a game is chosen, generally a popular indie title (but not from the group – that would get awkward) to play and discuss. It’s like a book club but for games. This does mean those who join in have to buy and play the game, so while there may be an occasional exception titles will be $15 or less.
Last month’s game was Undertale – listen to the episode here.
This month’s game is The Beginner’s Guide (available on Steam).
The Beginner’s Guide is a narrative video game from Davey Wreden, the creator of The Stanley Parable. It lasts about an hour and a half and has no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.
I highly recommend taking notes while playing so you have a good set of taking points for the podcast and have less of a chance of forgetting something!
The podcast will be recorded after the regular meetup ends. The last order of business for the regular meetup will be as a group deciding on the game for the next podcast episode.
This Month’s Topic: From Blender to Unity
This month Mike will demonstrate creating a model in Blender and loading it in Unity. This includes creating the mesh, mapping the textures, and rigging for animation for mecanim and retargeting. It’s a short description but it will be a big topic.
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.