Past Meetup

Connecting the Game Dev Community: January Meetup at YPSI SPARK

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42 people went

Every 3rd Thursday of the month

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Network with your fellow devs and enjoy guest lectures from...

Benjamin Ludwig, Creative Director of Dreaming Door Games (and also playwright, teacher, professor of mythology and former employee at Sega and LucasArts) will be speaking about his experiences creating a new video game studio in the Detroit area. He will also be speaking about games' potential as an artistic and literary medium and sharing some of the art and writing of Dreaming Door's upcoming release, Golden Treasure.

Garrett Hoofman is the organizer of the GamedevGR MeetUp ( ) and owner of Man Dog Studios ( ). Currently working for Open Systems Technologies ( ) as a consultant while working on the Fyo Game System ( ). Also working on the OPengine ( ) to create a long term game project called Set in Stone ( ).

Craig Burgess is the organizer of the Grand Rapids VR meetup ( ) owner of TreefortVR ( ) and SnowMonster Studios ( ). Currently working on a VR game - Unhallowed: The Cabin ( ), building a VR Flight Simulator and doing product development for the Fyo Game System.

Garrett and Craig will be speaking about the Fyo Game System, a customizable entertainment and advertising platform that utilizes customer phones as game controllers. They’ll be discussing how the system works, why turning a cell phone into a game controller is a great idea even for games outside of the Fyo System, and how you could get involved using our open source software to create games.

Refreshments will be provided.


100+ GameDev Openings are available in this list! ( Give it a gander for recent jobs openings, and internships.

Gaudium, a mobile game developer in Downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking a Unity Developer (, an illustrator (, a graphic designer (, and a social media marketer (

Spellbound, a local augmented-reality startup, is seeking engineers! Find out more here! (

BrideVue, a local wedding / event planning startup, is seeking experienced Unity engineers. Find out more here! (

Gwydion, a local virtual-reality startup in downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking part-time Unity Engineers. Learn more here! (

Virtual Repetitions, a virtual-reality basketball-coaching startup in downtown Ann Arbor, is seeking full-time Unity Engineers (60-110k compensation annually). Learn more about the company here. ( To apply, send your resume to

Dreaming Door Games, a local game developer, is seeking Unity engineers for the develpment of their new game, Golden Treasure.Inquire with

Explore Interactive, an AR company based in West Lafayette Indiana, has job openings for Unity Engineers. Learn more at Apply by emailing