Fall 2020 Announcements

Hello everyone!

With another semester about to start, so is another year of Game Creation Club. We are extremely excited to see everyone soon, but before we do we have some important announcements for this year.

Like many other student orgs, this semester we will be virtual. Weekly meetings will be held in our Discord server starting September 2nd. This will be a learning process for everyone as we adapt our regular meetings to the virtual setting so we’d love to hear feedback from you all throughout this semester. We want to continue to foster the community environment we’ve had in previous years, despite everything being online.

If you have not joined the Discord server already, you can join using this link.
With the emphasis of everything being virtual, we are also revamping the Discord server! There will now be bots for you all to use so you can set your Discord tags based on your interests (Coder, Artist, Musician, etc). We will also be creating new “Specialist” roles that members will be able to apply to. These specialists will be the go-to people to ask when members have questions, similar in function to a study tutor. There will be a variety of specialists for different subjects such as Unity, Blender, and more. We’ll talk more in-depth about this role, and how members can apply during our meetings.

Our first meeting will be held September 2nd, but we’ll also be at the Virtual Involvement Fair that’ll be held August 23rd. Make sure you stay tuned to more announcements by joining our mailing list and Discord.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

This Semester Going Forward

Hello everyone,

As many of you are likely aware, along with the discontinuation of in-person classes, the university has officially cancelled all in-person student organization activities through at least April 20th. As such, we will not have any more club meetings in person this semester.

We are working on ideas for remote activites moving forward, and we will still be holding officer elections as scheduled (just online). On that note, we will still be opening the campaigning channel in the Discord on Monday as planned, so if you’re interested in running for an officer position, please use that channel to say what position(s) you’d like to run for and why you would be a good candidate.

If you’d like to run for an officer position but aren’t currently in the Discord, you can join here.

Please stay safe and take care of yourselves. We’ll send out more updates as things change and we formalize plans going forward.

3/4 Meeting

Hello, everyone!

First of all, some important information: this week, we’ll be meeting in Campbell Hall 309, not the Union, from 7 – 8:30 pm.

Tomorrow, we’ll be kicking off Speaker Month with Scott Swearingen, Assistant Professor of Design at ACCAD. Scott has worked in the video game industry as a game designer, level designer, and environment artist, and has worked on many games, including Dead Space and The Sims! Come for this awesome opportunity to learn about the industry.

Also, next week is Spring Break, so we won’t be meeting. Have fun and enjoy the respite!

2/26 Meeting

Hello, everyone!

Tomorrow, we’ll be meeting once again in the Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room from 7 – 8:30 pm. We’ll be talking about what’s in store for the rest of the semester, including officer elections, Spring Game Jam, and what we’re calling “Speaker Month” in March.

After those announcements, we’ll play some Jackbox (and any other games you might want to bring) and relax a bit during this tumultuous midterm season.

Have a lovely day, and we hope to see you there!

2/19 Meeting

Hello, everyone!

We’ll be meeting again tomorrow from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room. This week, we’re talking all about board and tabletop games, including how elements of them can be (and have already been) incorporated into video games. And don’t worry; we promise we won’t bring Monopoly.

We hope to see you there!

2/12 Meeting

Hello, everyone!

Tomorrow we’ll be back in the Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room from 7 – 8:30 for a blender tutorial! If you’re interested in learning to make 3D models for games (or other purposes, we don’t judge), blender is an awesome free tool to do so.

Please come with the latest version of blender installed on your device to follow along; you can download it here.

See you there!

2/5 Meeting

Hello, everyone!

First of all, something important: tomorrow’s meeting will be  in Campbell 309, not the Union. We’ll still be meeting from 7 – 8:30, just in a different place.

Tomorrow, we’ll be giving you the floor to show off all the cool things you made at Global Game Jam over the weekend! Come to show off what you made and/or see what the weekend spawned.

See you there!

Global Game Jam

Hello, everyone!

Global Game Jam starts tonight at 6:00 in Enarson Classroom Building 222! Join us for a fun weekend of making games, sharing memes, and possibly drawing cows.

We have the room from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday, though again, there is no requirement to be there for the entire time.

See you there!

1/29 Meeting

Hello, everyone!

We’ll be meeting tomorrow once again in The Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room on the second floor of the Ohio Union to talk about Global Game Jam, announce the winners from last week’s concept jam, and talk a little bit about game design via the medium of puzzle games. We hope to see you there!

And speaking of Global Game Jam: it’s this weekend! We’ve reserved Enarson 222 for the weekend, starting at 6:00 pm on Friday and ending at 5:00 pm on Sunday. You don’t have to be there the whole time, and you don’t need any prior game dev experience; game jams are all about learning and having fun (and, hopefully, making a game).

If you want to learn more about GGJ in advance, you can check out their website here. You can also submit your game to the website when you’ve finished it, though you need an account to do so. If you think you might want to submit, you can sign up in advance to save precious game-making time.

Also, if you were there for the last meeting and have yet to vote on the concept jam games, you can do so here. Don’t worry; we’ve turned on the spam filter this time.

Have a lovely day, and see you tomorrow!

Room Schedule

Meeting dates and room locations for 2020 spring semester. Meetings that are not in Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room are listed in bold.

January 15 Ohio Union – Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room
January 22 Ohio Union – Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room
January 29 Ohio Union – Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room
February 5 Campbell Hall 309
February 12 Ohio Union – Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room
February 19 Ohio Union – Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room
February 26 Ohio Union – Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room
March 4 Campbell Hall 309
March 11 Spring Break (no meeting)
March 18 Ohio Union – Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room
March 25 Ohio Union – Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
April 1 Ohio Union – Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room
April 8 Campbell Hall 309
April 15 Campbell Hall 309
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