Board Games Night, October 5th

Posted: October 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

We’ll be having a board games night tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th.  If you’ve got games, please feel free to bring them!  Especially that one card game that I like.  You know the one.  Scott will bring Heroquest, and Tad mentioned that he would be bringing My Little Pony: Heroic Adventures in the Magical Land of Clouds. Carey said he was fine if we just had the piecepack.

And you say that you like pizza?  Bring $3 to the meeting, and we will drive in our car to the pizza shoppe to purchase some pies.  Pizza pies, that is.
Hope to see you there at 8:00pm in Goodwin 247.


Last Meeting of the Term!

Posted: April 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

This week we will have the last QGDC meeting of the term, and the final meeting of this academic year. The plan is to wrap things up with games, food, and fun.  So, come out and play with your fellow QGDC members!

We have managed to get a piecepack for the club that will be available at the meeting. A piecepack is a set of board-game pieces that can be used to design and play games. Please bring along any other games you would like to play!

As usual, the meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 8PM in Goodwin 247.


CISC 877 – End of Term Show!

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

There will be an end of term show next week for CISC 877: Engineering Digital Games. The students will be showing off the video games they created this term for the course. You can come by and play them all and enjoy some good company and refreshments!

The show will take place on Friday April 8, 2:30-4:00 PM, at the EQUIS Lab at 141 Collingwood.


Meeting on Wednesday, March 23

Posted: March 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are set for another exciting QGDC meeting this week. Jesse and Zi will stop by to talk to us about the game they are developing for the CISC 877 course (Engineering Digital Games). We’ve had a sneak peak at their game, and it looks very impressive!  Also, Scott returns to the club this week with a fully choreographed dance routine. Same time, same place: Goodwin 247 at 8PM. See you there!


Windows Phone 7 Code-A-Thon!

Posted: March 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is an exciting opportunity coming up this weekend to test out your development skills! The Windows Phone 7 Battle of the Apps Code-A-Thon will be taking place right here at Queen’s. Senior Microsoft professionals will be on hand to teach coding and application development. The student who submits the best app wins a Windows Phone 7!  For more information and to register see here.

Dates: March 26 – 27 (starting at 11am)
Location: WLH 210


Meeting on Wednesday, March 16

Posted: March 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

It’s been a while since our last meeting, so we know everyone is itching for another QGDC get together! As usual, we will meet on March 16th at 8PM in Goodwin 247. Tad will give a run-down of his experience attending the Game Developers Conference. As a bonus, we will raffle off some free conference swag! We’ll also try our hand at another exciting game design exercise. Hope to see you there!


Very Serious Gaming Talk

Posted: March 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Did you know that games can do more than just entertain us? Video games are often used as tools for teaching and training. For example, the Canadian Army currently uses gaming technology for military training. To find out more, you can come see a presentation by Doug Brown, hosted by the School of Computing. This seminar will discuss work that done at the Army Simulation Center right here in Kingston!

The seminar is scheduled for Friday March 11, from 11am to 12pm, in Walter Light Hall 302. You can find out more at this link.


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