This group is open to anyone interested in the design and/or development of video games in the Iowa City area. If you enjoy developing your own games, creating art/music/sound for games, or just want to learn more about anything game dev related, we want to meet you!
Our code of conduct (http://techcorridor.io/code-of-conduct.html) mirrors that of the TechCorridor.io (http://techcorridor.io/) group, with a particular emphasis on cultivating a space that is welcoming to everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Lack of diversity in game development is an important issue that we hope to fight against by encouraging new perspectives to get involved with game development and we will not tolerate those who disrespect the contributions of attendees, regardless of skill level or personal interests (in addition to the other qualities listed above).
The Iowa City Game Dev group invites you to our free, open to the public, monthly meetup that provides local game developers space and time to teach each other new skills, share projects, and provide feedback on each others' work. All interested parties are welcome, regardless of skill level.
Did you know that game development has never been more accessible and easy as it is today? Even if you've never even thought about what might go into creating your own video game, there are so many free and beginner-friendly tools available that you could have a functional prototype in a matter of days, even with little to no programming experience.
Don't know where to start? This great tool will hopefully guide you in the right direction: http://www.sortingh.at/
We encourage everyone to give game development a try and happily welcome anyone interested to check out the meetup and see all the cool stuff local folks are working on.