Invited Speaker: Edmund McMillen

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Edmund McMillen joined us to chat about his experiences as an independent game designer and artist. Edmund is one-half of Team Meat, and as work on several games, including Super Meat Boy, and The Binding of Isaac. Check out the rest of the videos after the jump!

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Invited Speaker: Chris Barrett

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Recently, Chris Barrett joined a QGDC meeting via Skype. He and his team at the DigiPen Institute of Technology recently released the Nitronic Rush driving game. If you would like to check out what Chris had to say about his experience, check out the videos below (see more after the jump).

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Invited Speaker: Edmund McMillen

Posted: January 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Just a quick reminder about the meeting tonight at 8:00pm in Goodwin 248 (note the room change from last term!)

We’re very fortunate to be hosting Edmund McMillen via Skype, so don’t miss this one! Edmund has worked on a bunch of great games, including Gish, Time Fcuk, Super Meat Boy, and The Binding of Isaac. Come out, come out!


Feature Complete Episode 4 – Rob Yale

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Rob Yale from Yale Music discussed his transition to the games industry, and what that meant for him as a composer. He spoke to the QGDC via Skype recently to talk to us about his experience composing music for video games.

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Club Meeting, Wednesday January 18

Posted: January 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Howdy, friends! And happy new year! Good holidays, and all that jazz.

GAMES!

The Queen’s Game Developers Club is getting geared up to resume this term. Hopefully you took advantage of the season to stay up late writing code on your computer. What? You didn’t? Well, the holiday game development challenge is still active, and you’ve got a bit more time. Write a game, quick quick!

We’ll be meeting NEXT Wednesday, January 18th, in Goodwin Hall 248. That’s .. three, four.. nine days as the crow flies. If you haven’t had time to start writing a game, or just forgot about it, you can still make it! There’s even going to be some prizes.

There will also be some other fun discussion, and planning for what the rest of the term will hold.

We’ll send a reminder email later, but book the date now! Games club.

Yeesh, anyone excited for CISC-226, by the way? Pretty sure that it’s going to be awesome.
http://research.cs.queensu.ca/~cisc226/

See you next Wednesday (not this wednesday, next wednesday – write a game!), and we hope you managed to get a little game playing time in over the break!

Thanks,
Scott, Tad, and Carey