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Beginner Game Development Workshop

In this beginner level workshop we will cover the basics of game designprogramming and what frameworks to use. If you don't have any previous experience making games you will have a great opportunity to learn more about what goes into making a game.

Each month we will pick a new framework to learn with a focus on making a new game each month. Sample code will be provided to help get you started with an emphasis on game design over coding.

Each workshop will have a 1 hour lecture or discussion followed by 2 hours of hands on time where you are free to play around with the provided code, work on your own game and get help on anything you are having issues with.

Month Schedule:

First week - Monthly Framework Introduction. Each month we will talk about a new framework. To get started we will alternate between ImpactJS (HTML5) and GameMaker.

Second Week - Show and tell where we highlight some of the work we are doing

Third Week - Polish and bug fixing so we can focus on any issues you may be having with your game before launch.

Fourth Week - Release your game. We will go over what you need to release your game.

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  • Mike F.

    I enjoyed it

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice! I deeply appreciated the collaboration and the availability of Jesse :)
    I'll be back soon :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Ivan A.

    The girls at the lobby didn't let me in because I forgot my ID..:(

    June 15, 2013

  • Margo H.

    I just rsvp'd. Was it soon enough for security.

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Missed a few session. Whats the topic for this week?

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there :D

    June 13, 2013

  • Ivan A.

    I'm not sure could I come, but I really want to!

    June 13, 2013

  • Mike F.

    First time at one of these. What do I need to have with me?

    June 6, 2013

    • Jesse F.

      It helps to have a computer but for the morning session I usually talk about something that doesn't involve coding.

      2 · June 13, 2013

  • Jamie D.

    Missed the first meet up. I'll be there next month.

    June 9, 2013

  • Guillermo I.

    Can't wait to experience the craft of game development.

    June 9, 2013

  • Fatima Zenine V.

    Do I have to bring my own laptop?

    June 4, 2013

    • Jesse F.

      Yes, I will update the description in the next week along with what you will need to bring.

      June 4, 2013

  • Jonathan B.

    I am a student , and willing to learn.

    June 2, 2013

  • Anita M B.

    Hi, I need clarification. The beginner's workshop includes 4 sessions? And according to the schedule above, we will cover something different each week? Then after I finish the fourth week of the beginner's class, do you recommend I take the advanced sessions next or should I repeat the beginner's workshop? I just don't want to miss anything just in case I miss a week. Thanks

    May 31, 2013

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