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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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  • Michael P.

    Pressed the snooze button one too many times this there soon!

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Carlos S. A.

    Duty calls, looking forward to next week.

    March 30, 2013

  • Sultan K.

    +2 =
    Zahir Keshwani,
    Zain Ratansi

    March 30, 2013

  • John W. Branch I.

    This will be my first time attending. I've been interested in game audio (I'm an audio engineer) obviously all parts of making and finishing a game are important so I'm ready to learn. What should I expect from this meetup?

    March 29, 2013

    • Jesse F.

      We are working on a monthly schedule to release games for This weekend I will be helping people start a new game if they don't have one and publish one if they are ready.

      March 29, 2013

  • Jesse F.

    Just a heads up since I didn't get around to updating the description. Well be working on publishing our game if you have on ready as well as some show and tell.

    March 29, 2013

  • Nitya N.

    Travel conflict - will be back next week (and hopefully show off a simple game then)

    March 29, 2013

  • mark p.

    out of town..

    March 27, 2013

  • Soliman M.

    what games are thier

    March 26, 2013

  • Anthony N.

    I've got to babysit the nieces. I'll be in for April 6th

    March 25, 2013

  • Sultan K.


    March 23, 2013

  • Paul Q.

    Sadly I will be away for GDC still and will miss this meetup.

    March 13, 2013

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