Invited speaker: Sash Mackinnon

Posted: February 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sash Mackinnon joined the QGDC via Skype this month to talk about his experience as independent Flash game developer. Sash has created some awesome games, such as Chaos Invaders, and Mr. Runner! If you missed his talk, be sure to check out the videos below (more after the jump).

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Meeting on Wednesday, February 16th!

Posted: February 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

We have another action-packed meeting set for February 16th at 8PM! We are still trying to get another guest speaker lined up, but we have even more planned. Club members Carey and Chris have offered to give us a tutorial on the Unity game development tool. They have been working creating a video game with Unity, and it looks like an awesome tool! Scott has also hinted that he’s going to be showing up in a full Star Trek uniform. Can you imagine?

So come join the fun in Goodwin 247. You won’t want to miss it!

So come join the fun in Goodwin 247. You won't want to miss i
So come join the fun in Goodwin 247. You won't want to miss i

Google Summer of Code 2011: OGRE

Posted: February 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Do you like 3D graphics and game development? If so, there is good news!

The good folks at OGRE are looking for students to take part in the Google Summer of Code. OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) is a popular open-source 3D engine written in C++.  Although OGRE isn’t a stand-alone game engine, it is a powerful tool for handling graphics in video games. If you are interested in this opportunity, go here to find out more:
http://www.ogre3d.org/2011/02/07/looking-for-google-summer-of-code-2011-students


Bit Battalion Links

Posted: February 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hey friends,

Sash is confirmed for the QGDC meeting tomorrow (Wednesday), and if you’d like to give Mr. Runner 2 a beta test before it’s even released, you can play the game in your browser through the following secret link:

http://eepurl.com/crT9v

It’s so secret, the only other place you can find it is on his public Twitter page. Okay, well there’s still a password. Give it a shot, and prepare some good questions!

Sash has some other games that you should take a peek at too. If you’ve been to a recent meeting, you might have seen us playing this one:

http://bitbattalion.com/games/chaos-invaders/

Dang, Chaos. Why you gotta be like that? These guys are just trying to give you a hug. The original Mr. Runner is here:

http://bitbattalion.com/games/runner/

And here’s a preview video of the new game, Mr. Runner 2:

http://bitbattalion.com/2010/11/mr-runner-2-is-coming/

This meeting is going to be a good one, so come on out! Goodwin 247, 8:00pm, Wednesday, February 2nd.

Reach for the Skyler.