What we're about

Meet and socialize with local professional and aspiring video game developers to talk about game development, design, and the game industry. Programmers, artists, designers, and anyone else interested in game development are invited to join. Let's show the world that Ohio is the next hot spot for the video game industry!

Anyone is welcome to show up at a our meetings. From hobbyists and students who want to learn more about the best way to get into the game developments industry to professionals who want to talk about the newest tech and share their experiences.

Check out COGG's Facebook page to have more conversations with developers around Central Ohio: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecogg/. Check out the OSU Game Creation Club (http://gamedev.osu.edu/) if you're an OSU student. If you're looking for other game developer groups in Ohio, we have plenty! Check out the The Cleveland Game Developers (http://www.meetup.com/clevelandgamedev/), CLE Game Co-Op (https://www.meetup.com/CLEGameCoOp/), IGDA Cincinnati (https://www.meetup.com/IGDA-Cincinnati/), Columbus Unreal Engine Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Columbus-Unreal-Engine-Meetup/), Youngstown Game Developers (https://youngstowngamedevelopers.com/), Coal Creek Game Devs (CCGD) (https://www.meetup.com/coalcreekgd/), and more!

If you like VR, we have quite a few there as well: VR Columbus (https://www.meetup.com/VR-Columbus/), CLEVR (Cleveland Virtual Reality) Community (https://www.meetup.com/clevrmeets/), and Cincinnati Virtual Reality (https://www.meetup.com/Cincinnati-Virtual-Reality/).

Our meetings often lasts 3-4 hours. The focus of this group is mostly social. We have occurring monthly GameDev Meetup events on the last Saturday and Prototype and Play on the 2nd Friday of the month. Come out and say hi!

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2020 GDEX Game Jam

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https://www.thegdex.com/gamejam Official GDEX Game Jam time frame: Friday Sept. 18 5PM - Saturday Oct. 3rd 11:59AM We are giving you all over 2 weeks! Meetup just can't make an event this long so follow this official time frame. :D Organize a team (or dive in as a solo jammer) for our first ever game jam event hosted by the GDEX gaming expo (www.thegdex.com). Teams and individuals from any city, state, or region are encouraged to sign-up. We can’t wait to see what games get created. Theme to be announced in the coming weeks. Jammers will work remotely while being encouraged to capture screenshots and images of your process throughout the two week timeframe. Judges and prizes announced soon. Games will be uploaded and jammers will need to register to this FREE event via Itch.io on our jam page here: https://itch.io/jam/gdex-2020 Join our GDEX exclusive Discord server now to talk to other jammers in real time, form teams, or just get in on the action: https://discord.gg/WmDajt6 As always, if you have any questions let us know via [masked]

Game Dev Meetup - Online Edition

Online event

Let's gather around and show off what we've done, what we're doing, and what we plan to do! This is a great time to get to know the other developers here in Ohio and play some awesome games. Who knows? You might even find someone who needs your help to make a game! All are welcomed from all ages and backgrounds to this public online event. We'll be streaming via our COGG YouTube Live channel here: https://youtu.be/8Cpl579EvOY (Also please do subscribe if you have not done so! We're close to 100 subs, yum!) No game development experience required! If you are interested in doing a 15 minute game development related presentation, please fill out our form online here: https://goo.gl/forms/lVdTJZiNJewlPJuj1 Or e-mail us at [masked] with the following: Your Name, Company/Affiliation, Name of Your Game/Topic, Description, Tech Needs, and Your Contact. Be sure to check out our Discord for real time news updates: https://discord.gg/NrBhuNQ

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

The Idea Foundry

Come join us at the Multivarious Games office for our monthly COGG Prototype and Play @ the Sandbox Co-Working space! It'll be packed with lots of camaraderie playing your's and other's games at the Idea Foundry's 2nd floor. Attendees: Don't have a game to show? Not a problem! All are welcomed and invited from all ages and backgrounds. The more we can have to play test our games the better! Developers: Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers? Digital, table-top, non-experienced developers, and the like are welcomed! We'll provide signage for your game to help others learn more about your work. Come to the Prototype and Play workshop to collaborate and meet local game developers for an evening of epic and raw game play fun! Play works in progress, show off your own game, work with others to add polish to a game, or even lend your talents to other fellow developers. Pizza, drinks, and other food will be provided!

COGG Let's Play

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Hello COGGers! We are excited to bring you our new Let's Play series! On the third Sunday of the month from 2-4pm, Caleb will host a design deep dive of a game of your choice! Each month there will be a focus. Depending on the game, you might get a chance to participate in the stream! This month's emphasis: Platformers Vote on which game you'd like to see analyzed and come join us in the fun! We'll host on our YouTube Live channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHHr8PracU VOTE HERE: https://forms.gle/8TKYtXkAggFzWnRHA As always, feel free to reach out to us via our email [masked]

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COGG Let's Play

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