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Student Game Developers at the University of Virginia. Second Meeting January 30, 2007. Purposes of Game Developers. To provide a flourishing culture of game development for students of all skill levels Providing software Finding teammates and forming projects Gaining experience

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StudentGame Developersat the University of Virginia

Second Meeting

January 30, 2007


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Purposes of Game Developers

  • To provide a flourishing culture of game development for students of all skill levels

    • Providing software

    • Finding teammates and forming projects

    • Gaining experience

  • To provide industry contacts, events, and opportunities

    • Internships, speakers, resume builders (EA)

    • Social Events


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Member Project Presentation

  • Show off member projects at the beginning of each meeting

    • Share ideas and encourage one another

    • Call for artists, programmers, designers

  • Take it away, Mr. Campbell

  • If you’re working on a project, share it with us! Email Ben (bbm6f) to get set up with a slot


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SGD points system

Who wants a Wii?

…..and other fabulous prizes


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Membership Points

  • End of the semester raffle!

  • Prizes include:

    • Nintendo Wii

    • Best Buy Gift Cards

    • etc.

  • Tickets for the raffle are based on points…


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How do I get points?

Easy.

-showing up to meetings and events

-getting new people to join the club

-participating in club fund raising events

-helping out with advertisements

-making games

Soo….

the more you participate the better your odds


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Membership Dues

  • Dues can be paid after the meeting – find Scott

  • $8, or $6 + get a friend to join

    • Be sure to write your friend’s name when you sign up

  • After you become a member, create an account on our forums and introduce yourself (required)


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Multimedia Fusion Tutorial

  • A powerful game-development engine for beginners

  • Let’s make a simple game

  • Hands-On experimentation

    • This is also a good time to pay dues with Scott

  • Let’s do it! But don’t leave…more great announcements afterwards


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How to License Multimedia Fusion for your Team

  • Teams can be assembled by

    • Simply getting together with friends (Fun)

    • Pitching an idea / looking for a team on the forums (Most effective)

    • Talk with Scott or Ben (Not very effective)

  • Once you have a team together, you can submit a request to license the MMF engine via email

    • Info will be available on website soon

  • Torque Engine will be available starting next week


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Social Event – Games Day

  • Fun times for building teams

    • Who would be interested?

  • When? Let’s vote.

    • Wednesday at 7:00pm

    • Saturday at 2:30pm

  • Info will come later via email

  • Ideas for other social events can be suggested on the forums – we’re willing to expend resourced if it’s a fun idea


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Game Developers Spring 2007 Compilation Project

  • Will use Multimedia Fusion

  • A collection of mini-games for easy division

  • Ideas are welcome: post on the forum

    • Theme

    • Overall design

    • Art

  • This and other games will be sold


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