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Participate in Research

Borna Fatehi is conducting research for a graduate thesis in Meserve Hall from 2-7 PM on May 8th and 9th.  Here’s a link to the Facebook post about it.

9/31: Fall Pitch Meeting

This week’s meeting will be a brainstorming and pitch session for students looking to get their game projects underway, or to find more help for in-progress work. Bring whatever materials you’d like to get artists, programmers, sound designers, writers, and more interested in your idea– PowerPoint slides, concept art, even a piece of music that you think captures theme well– or just wing it! You’d be surprised what games have started off as off-the-cuff ideas.

We’ll be meeting as usual this Thursday in West Village G 106 from 7 to 8 PM. Also feel free to  come join our members in the Ryder 324 computer lab on Sundays from noon to 5 PM as we work on our games.

A special shout-out to all the students from both Northeastern and Berklee’s game clubs who came out to our Harmonix panel last week! We’ll be having more speakers and other events in the near future, so stay apprised with our Calendar!

Harmonix Panel at the 9/24/15 Meeting

This week we’ll be having a panel of developers from Harmonix Music Systems at our weekly meeting! This Boston-based game company has created some of the most well-known music game franchises in the industry, from Rock Band and Dance Central to Amplitude and Fantasia: Music Evolved! Come with questions you might have about getting into the industry, music, games, or the intersection thereof. We hope to see you there in West Village G 106 at 7 PM.

To stay up to date on events occurring at the Game Development Club’s meetings and beyond, be sure to add our Google Calendar to yours!

Welcome Back and the MicroGame Jam

Welcome back to Fall Semester! The Northeastern University Game Development Club will be holding meetings Thursdays at 7 PM in West Village G 106 starting September 10th. For more information on individual meetings, and to be sure not to miss out on any, add our Calendar to your schedule! We’re in the process of scheduling industry speakers, development workshops, and more useful events to help get you making games.

As you’ll notice, we’ve got an exciting event planned for the day before classes officially begin. From 10 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday, September 8th in West Village H 108, we will be hosting a MicroGame Jam! During this seven-hour event, participants will be given a secret theme to make a game that you can win or lose in 5-10 seconds around. We will be putting the games together into a minigame-style wrapper at the end, so that players can play all the games in one place. Get back into the swing of game design at this fun and friendly event! We hope to see you there! As usual for our events, all students are welcome, no matter what their majors or experience levels are.

Important Note: We will be using the Unity engine for this jam, so that all the games made can be combined in the wrapper. Thus, be sure to download Unity before the event! We have a Git repository with the sample game file for download here.

See you at the MicroGame Jam, and at our meetings this semester on Thursdays!

Unity 5 Talk

At our weekly meeting on Thursday 3/26, Carl Callewaert will be speaking about Unity 5. Come see how to use the new Unity 5 features to create graphically impressive games and how to get your game stand out on the market with the new Unity services.

This meeting, and all meetings for the rest of the 2015 spring semester, will be in 119 Dodge Hall. The time will still be the same, 7 PM on Thursday nights. See you there!

Unity Crash Course Links

If you participated in the Unity Crash Course this weekend you may find these links helpful. Here’s more information on Unity 4.6’s UI component. And here’s a .zip of the unity project: ChickyNugs.

Greenbrier Games Talk

Next week, we will be hosting Greenbrier Games for a Q&A event. We’ll be having this event at our regular meeting time, Thursday, February 5th in West Village H 108 at 7 PM. Check out the poster for more information.

Global Game Jam and Helpful Tools

This weekend the Global Game Jam is taking place in Snell Library! Ticket sales online have closed, but you can still come to the event and pay $22 ‘at the door, while supplies last.’ This money pays for food across the 48-hour event. We encourage anyone from any background to take part in this great event. It doesn’t matter if you’ve developed a hundred games or none at all!

This post is geared to those just starting out. It may come as a surprise to you, but you don’t need to learn how to 3D model or how to program in C++ to make a game and you don’t need to spend any money either. There are a lot of free tools that budding game designers can use to get their feet wet. Here is a list of tools that the Global Game Jam has prepared for jammers. Ludum Dare, which is a popular host of online game jams has a comprehensive list of tools here. Some of these tools are available on Apple or Windows computers in Snell Library. All that said, you don’t even need to make a video game! Board and card games are completely welcome at the Global Game Jam.

We sincerely hope to see you there! Also, next week we’ll be having special guest speakers at our weekly meeting, 7 PM in WVH 108. It’ll be a great time!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Northeastern’s Spring 2015 semester! Join us for our first meeting this Thursday, January 15 in West Village H room 108. We will be showcasing games created by members of the Game Dev Club– check out what we can do, and get inspired for the semester! There’s a lot of fun events we have planned for the semester including creative workshops, speakers and game jams. Speaking of game jams, sign up for the Global Game Jam here today! The Global Game Jam will take place in Snell Library over the weekend of January 23. We hope to see you there! To stay up to date on upcoming events, take a look at our calendar here and join our mailing list by signing up on the Contact page here.

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the Northeastern University Game Development Club website! Here, you can find more about our club, meetings we’re having, events we’re hosting and games that we’re making!