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!

Upcoming events (5+)

Game Dev Meetup

The Idea Foundry

PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME!!! Starting in July 2018, we're moving the day to the last Saturday of the month and reducing to 3 hrs, 1pm-4pm. Let's gather round 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! If you are interested in doing a 15 minute GameDev 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.

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

The Idea Foundry

Come join us at Multivarious Games office for our monthly COGG Prototype and Play! It'll be packed with lots of camaraderie playing your's and other's games at the Idea Foundry. 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, and the like are welcomed! Come to the Prototype and Play workshop and collaborate with other 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 or other food will be provided!

Game Dev Meetup

The Idea Foundry

PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME!!! Starting in July 2018, we're moving the day to the last Saturday of the month and reducing to 3 hrs, 1pm-4pm. Let's gather round 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! If you are interested in doing a 15 minute GameDev 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.

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

The Idea Foundry

Come join us at Multivarious Games office for our monthly COGG Prototype and Play! It'll be packed with lots of camaraderie playing your's and other's games at the Idea Foundry. 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, and the like are welcomed! Come to the Prototype and Play workshop and collaborate with other 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 or other food will be provided!

Past events (189)

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

The Idea Foundry

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