• COGG Let's Play

    Online event

    NOTE!!
    We are moving this event to the 4th Sunday of the month since it occurs in the same week as Prototype and Play. See you January 23rd!

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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:
    TBD

    VOTE HERE: TBD

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

  • Global Game Jam 2022 - Online Edition

    Online event

    Come join us for our annual Global Game Jam hackathon!
    Sign up here: https://globalgamejam.org/2022/jam-sites/coggjam-2022

    This year we have the option to start Thursday Jan. 20th if we want to. However, for now in the traditional spirit of GGJ, we're defaulting to a Friday Jan. 28th start. Check back here for updates before the event. More coming soon!

    PLEASE NOTE:
    COGG events are all online so far due to the ever changing covid environment. We will keep you all updated month to month. However, as with any events during these times, please use caution if you choose to gather in person. We are not encouraging in person events at this time but, if you choose to do so, please consider the following guidelines and your proceed with your own discretion in small groups: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/gatherings.html

    Whether you're a professional developer, hobbyist designer, a student, or new to the game; this is a great opportunity to meet new people and use your skills to create something special over 48 hours. Come be a part of the growing GameDev community and make something cool while you meet new people. With most at home and for the safety of jammers this year is all ONLINE and we're hosting on the COGG Discord server: https://discord.gg/NrBhuNQ. This event is the best way to experience game development at its most heightened-hardcore state among friends to support and guide you through the whole process.

    • Weekend Overview
    - Weekend Hackathon
    - Curated Discord support and team check-ins from staff
    - Guidance from Game Developer veterans
    - AND MORE!

    • With no costs in food and venue required, this year is 100% FREE!

    • What we'll do
    The GGJ brings together talented individuals from within our local can extended communities. It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working under a crunched time-frame. Participants work concurrently with developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game. It's our hope that we will see some very experimental yet realized prototypes that you can continue to work on after the jam. Many games developed in previous Game Jams have become fully realized games. The GGJ is an open source event in both hardware & software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons license. We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves, within reason. We also strongly encourage participants to remember to eat and sleep (even while at home), to stay at their best!

    • What to have at home
    Computers, Stable Internet, Creativity

    For more details, please read the Event Details guide here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/15JpSFzJgG-0rfGxqdiqXomL0RtQMn0mW/view?usp=sharing

    Participating in this event also agrees to our event wavier guidelines.
    Nothing to sign this year but your participation this year means you agree with the GGJ "Inclusiveness Policy and Code of Conduct":
    https://globalgamejam.org/inclusiveness-policy-and-code-conduct

    • Kickoff Event Friday at 6pm:
    https://youtu.be/RV0OYmV679c
    • Ending Ceremony Sunday at 6pm:
    https://youtu.be/iy5h-yYVi44

    --- Special Thanks to Our Sponsors ---

    Multivarious
    www.multivarious.com

    Global Game Jam + Discord (Nitro upgrade)
    www.discord.com

    Email us if you would like to be sponsor ([masked])

  • Game Dev Meetup

    The Idea Foundry

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  • Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

    The Idea Foundry

    Come join us at the Idea Foundry for our monthly COGG Prototype and Play in the 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

    Online event

    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:
    TBD

    VOTE HERE: TBD

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

  • Game Dev Meetup

    The Idea Foundry

    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:

    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 the Idea Foundry for our monthly COGG Prototype and Play in the 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

    Online event

    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:
    TBD

    VOTE HERE: TBD

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

  • Game Dev Meetup

    The Idea Foundry

    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:

    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 the Idea Foundry for our monthly COGG Prototype and Play in the 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!