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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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purposes of game developers
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
member project presentation
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
sgd points system
SGD points system

Who wants a Wii?

…..and other fabulous prizes

membership points
Membership Points
  • End of the semester raffle!
  • Prizes include:
    • Nintendo Wii
    • Best Buy Gift Cards
    • etc.
  • Tickets for the raffle are based on points…
how do i get points
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

membership dues
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)
multimedia fusion tutorial
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
how to license multimedia fusion for your team
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
social event games day
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
game developers spring 2007 compilation project
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