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IMPORTANT!

We are transitioning to Facebook Groups + Slack + Google Calendar to better meet the needs of our current and future members.

Here are the links:
* Facebook groups (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2056137251327904/)

* Join Slack (https://join.slack.com/t/redmondgamedevelopers/shared_invite/enQtMzkwNTE3MDI2MTM1LWZlODE0NWNhYTcxMjE4MDc0YWI0ZGU3MWU4NDFmOTg3MWRhYzFlNzgwY2E4M2M3NzQ5NjQyY2EzNzJmNTI4Nzc)

* Google Calendar (https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ll5kn9n018d5f2rtvb5dqcjolk%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles)

PLEASE CHECK OUR GOOGLE CALENDAR FOR FUTURE EVENTS!

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Although there's no shortage of gamedev groups in Seattle, I'm starting this one for those of us on the Eastside who'd like to stay a little closer to home in the winter!

Let's get together for:

* Working on game projects/art, whether it be your own solo one or a project we start as a team!

* Game playtesting! It can be difficult to find a good source of play-testers as an Indie dev, and this will be a great opportunity to bounce ideas with other game developers.

* Learning! Whether it be Unity or Unreal, C++ or Python! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a game developer or someone who hasn't done coding but are interested in taking the plunge.

* Team building! Game development can be extremely intimidating if you're by yourself. Come find a team of people that share your vision and have 1,000,000x more fun!

* Social! This will be a smaller meetup group (~100 active people at most). The limit is here for no reason other than to encourage REAL friendships and connections between people interested in game dev and to create a non-intimidating environment for the introverts amongst us. After all, if you want to break the Seattle Freeze, why not do so over a prototype of that first-person shooter you're making?

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So, if you'd like to:

* Have a friendly, relaxed environment for working on games.
* Learn about game development.
* Find a team of like-minded friends that go beyond casual hang-outs (and who knows, you might make the next Minecraft!).
* Find playtesters.

Then, this is the meetup for you!

Looking forwards to meeting everyone!

Upcoming events (5)

[ONLINE] The Nitty Gritty of a Tech-Artist Job by Jeff Ravatt

Join us for an overview of what is involved in the work of a Tech-Artist, what are some of the aspects of working with different game engines, and what challenges a professional will face in the industry. At the end of the presentation, we'll also have a Q&A session! Jeff Ravatt has over 10 years of experience in the video game industry, including shipping AAA games, such as Forza Motorsport 7. He currently works as a Lead Technical Artist at Keywords Studios, in which he works closely with Producers, Game Designers, Engineers, and Artists to design video games using Unreal Engine. Take this great opportunity of picking Jeff's brain and learn more about real industry experience! Join us in Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/redmondgamedevelopers/shared_invite/enQtMzkwNTE3MDI2MTM1LWZlODE0NWNhYTcxMjE4MDc0YWI0ZGU3MWU4NDFmOTg3MWRhYzFlNzgwY2E4M2M3NzQ5NjQyY2EzNzJmNTI4Nzc

[ONLINE] Decision of Game to Play for First Game Club

Online event

This meeting is happening right after the presentation "The Nitty Gritty of a Tech-Artist Job by Jeff Ravatt" We'll use this time to discuss the details of our first Game Club meeting, which will happen some time in the near future. The goals for this meeting is to decide: - which game we will play - how much time we'll have to play this game - which format our discussions will have In preparation for choosing the game, I ask you to submit some suggestions of games you'd like to play by June 06th using this form: https://forms.gle/2bXKkApBsnRqw6f39 Join us in Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/redmondgamedevelopers/shared_invite/enQtMzkwNTE3MDI2MTM1LWZlODE0NWNhYTcxMjE4MDc0YWI0ZGU3MWU4NDFmOTg3MWRhYzFlNzgwY2E4M2M3NzQ5NjQyY2EzNzJmNTI4Nzc

[ONLINE] Let's dive right into it and make/talk/learn about games!

• What we'll do: This will be a pretty open-ended, relaxing meetup group! No skill levels expected. Let's talk, show current projects, play test others' games, and meet new people! For people who want to start on a game project as a group but don't have a team, I'd like to facilitate discussions to see if we can come together and make something awesome. Join us in Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/redmondgamedevelopers/shared_invite/enQtMzkwNTE3MDI2MTM1LWZlODE0NWNhYTcxMjE4MDc0YWI0ZGU3MWU4NDFmOTg3MWRhYzFlNzgwY2E4M2M3NzQ5NjQyY2EzNzJmNTI4Nzc

[ONLINE] Let's dive right into it and make/talk/learn about games!

• What we'll do: This will be a pretty open-ended, relaxing meetup group! No skill levels expected. Let's talk, show current projects, play test others' games, and meet new people! For people who want to start on a game project as a group but don't have a team, I'd like to facilitate discussions to see if we can come together and make something awesome. Join us in Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/redmondgamedevelopers/shared_invite/enQtMzkwNTE3MDI2MTM1LWZlODE0NWNhYTcxMjE4MDc0YWI0ZGU3MWU4NDFmOTg3MWRhYzFlNzgwY2E4M2M3NzQ5NjQyY2EzNzJmNTI4Nzc

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