What we're about

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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 (https://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. Our new Let's Play series is now showcasing every 3rd Sunday of the month. Come out and say hi!

Upcoming events (4+)

2022 GDEX Game Jam - Online via Discord and Itch.io

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Organize a team or join as a solo jammer for our 3rd online 9-day GDEX Game Jam free event. Teams and individuals from any city, state, and region are all welcomed to sign-up. We can’t wait to see what games you all create! No game development experience is required. Theme will be announced during the event starting on May 13th.

Jammers will work remotely while being encouraged to capture screenshots and content of your process throughout the event. Expert Peer Reviewers to support jammers during the event to be announced soon. Come join us!

More information can be found on – GDEX Game Jam landing page:

Register and post your final game on our – Itch.io page:

Chat with GDEX Game Jam teams on – Jammer Discord invite link:

As always, if you have any questions let us know via [masked]

Game Dev Meetup

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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 event. No game development experience required! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

If you are interested in doing a 15 minute game development related presentation, please fill out our form online here:


Or e-mail us at [masked] with the following:

Your Name, Company/Affiliation, Name of Your Game/Topic, Description, Tech Needs, and Your Contact.


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Tickets are on sale now!
Dates and time are subject to change.

Would you like to help with this event? Signup as a Volunteer today!

This is our 2nd big GDEX partnering with Origins Game Fair! This year, we're hosting in the summer and still at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. We're continuing to solidify Columbus as the new home for gaming in the Midwest. This year will be filled with so much stuff to do, and we are excited to continue to move slowly back to in-person events.

What Will The Event Have?
Tons of games to play including Video Games, Board Games, Tabletop & Miniatures, and lots more.

Speaking and Workshop sessions all weekend long from industry pros and gaming celebs

Tournaments and Free play throughout the weekend, including cash and other parties

Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences

One of a kind Merch from this show only!

Lots of art and collectibles to buy so bring your cash!

This year will be bigger than ever, but make sure you get your tickets soon since space is going to be very limited and tickets will go fast!

NEWS Updated Here Periodically!

The GDEX Game Jam Pre-Reg is now live.
Signup to our Itch.io page and Discord server and join us online May 13-May 22nd.
Itch.io page: https://itch.io/jam/gdex-2022
Discord to the GDEX server: https://discord.gg/ramT49X6DT

GDEX + Origins Games Fair expo at GCCC is Thursday-Sunday June 8th-12th:
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Register as a Speaker:



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You can see our booklet here of the whole show:
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There's also cash-winning Tournaments signups here:
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And of course again our GDEX schedule is here:
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For the COGG booth this year, we're planning to continue our online COGG Games promotional page for your game! We've been doing this since last year and would love to continue to add your games here:

Also, if you would like to add your Window/Android game at GDEX to an arcade cabinet via Playvue, I'm passing along this link:

See you at GDEX!
- <3 The COGG Team

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: TBD

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:


As always, feel free to reach out to us via our email [masked]

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