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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!

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

New Year, New Semester!

It’s the start of a new semester, which means it’s another semester of Game Creation Club! We are not meeting this week, but our weekly meetings will start next week on January 15th. Just like last semester, meetings will be every Wednesday from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Unlike last semester the location of these meetings will change! Most meetings, including next week, we will be at the Ohio Union in the Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room, which is on the second floor. We will be sure to give everyone notice of the weeks we aren’t in this room.

Also, Global Game Jam is at the end of this month, and starts on January 31st and ends on February 2nd. We will be giving more information about GGJ in upcoming emails and in our meetings.

We are excited to start a new semester, and whether you are a returning member, or new to the club, we hope to see you all next week!

GCC Fall Game Jam!

This year’s first in-house Game Jam will be held September 27-29 in Enarson Classroom Building room 222, starting Friday at 6 pm and ending Sunday at 5 pm. Game jams are weekend long events in which you or a team make an entire game in 48 hours. While this may seem like a difficult feat if you are new to game development, game jams are the perfect place to learn! Everyone is welcome to participate in the game jam, regardless of experience or involvement with the club. You do not have to attend the entire game jam, and you are welcome to participate in whatever way you can.

We look forward to seeing what everyone creates!

9/18 Meeting – Unity Tutorial

This week we’ll be meeting again in Campbell Hall 309 from 7 to 8:30 pm for a Unity tutorial. We’ll be going over the basics of using Unity to make a 3D game. No previous experience is required, though we hope you’ll be able to learn something even if you’re a Unity expert.

If you want to follow along, you can bring your laptop. Please install Unity ahead of time. If you install Unity Hub, make sure you also install the latest version of Unity Editor. This can be done through the ‘installs’ section in Unity Hub.

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a great summer! As the new semester is starting up, so is Game Creation Club. Today we’ll be at the involvement fair today from 4-7pm at table 725 in the Special Interests section.  Whether you are a returning member, or interested in joining and learning what we do, we’d love for you to stop by.

Meetings for the fall semester start on August 28th, and repeat every Wednesday.  Meetings are held in Campbell Hall room 309 from 7:00-8:30pm.

Be sure to join our mailing list to stay up to date about upcoming meetings and events. You can also join our Discord server following this invite.

Spring Game Jam

This weekend, March 29-31, is our spring semester game jam! The Spring Game Jam will kick off Friday evening at 6:30pm in Enarson Classroom Building, Room 258. We have this room for the entirety of the jam. Below are the times we have the room each day:

Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm