Indie Game The Movie screening, March 27

Posted: March 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hello there!

It’s been a busy term, so let’s relax and watch a screening of the awesome 2012 documentary Indie Game: The movie. Entrance is free, we’ll have some soda (or pop, depending on how you roll), and we’ll even have a few copies of the movie to hand out to some lucky peeps in attendance.

If you’re not familiar with the documentary, it features some very well known independent game developers going through the process of immersing themselves in the development process. It’s an amazing documentary, and it’s nothing if not inspiring. Come check it out!

In addition to that, there’s a show coming up called Creative Computing, and we’d like to have a showing from the QGDC. If you’d like to get together for a little jam to put a project or two together before the show, come out to the meeting tonight, and we’ll talk about how to get things organized.

http://www.cs.queensu.ca/creativecomputing/

Come on out to Goodwin Hall, room 254, at 8:00pm on Wednesday, March 27th, and watch movies and drink soda (or pop) with us! And what the heck, I’ll bring the old Nintendo Entertainment System again so we can stick around afterwards and play some retro games. Have you every used an old NES system? Want to receive the sword from the old man in Zelda? Or want to whoop Wood Man and the other bad robots in Mega Man 2? Cause we did that last time, and it was pretty sweet.

See you there!


Games night, tonight! GOO254, 8:00pm

Posted: February 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

It’s been a while, games clubbers, but why not come out tonight to Goodwin 254 (note the room change) and play some games with us! If you’ve got games, please feel free to bring them. Maybe we’ll have a SNES or something too. What, you don’t think so? Bring it on. (Actually I hope it will work on the projector – guess we’ll find out tonight!)

And you’re the sort of person who ingests nutrition? Hey, me too! How’s about some pizza then? Bring $3 tonight (bills only, please), and we’ll swing out to get some pizza to go with the games.

8:00pm in Goodwin 254. Be there, or be a non-game-playing-person. That is, unless you’re busy tonight playing games with someone else.

Games, games, games!

Bye,
QGDC

p.s., if you actually bring $3 in bills, we will be tremendously impressed. realistically, please just bring loonies and toonies.


Invited Speaker: Andy Moore

Posted: September 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Andy Moore, owner of Canadian studio Radial Games, spoke to us via Skype to tell us about his experience as an indie game developer. Andy has created a number of games, including the big hit Steambirds, he blogs and podcasts regularly, and he has a lot of interesting thoughts about game development and design. Ending spoilerz: he also has a sweet hat!


Club Meeting, Wednesday September 26th

Posted: September 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Well howdy, QGDC subscribers. It’s about that time. Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife!

The Queen’s Game Developers Club is hosting its first meeting on Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00pm, in Goodwin 247.

We’ve got a great guest speaker for the first meeting, so we’ll start off with a bang. Andy Moore, owner of Canadian studio Radial Games, is going to Skype in on the big screen and tell us about his experience as an indie game developer. Andy has created a number of games, including the big hit Steambirds, blogs and podcasts regularly, and has a lot of interesting thoughts about game development and design. Please come check it out!

We’ll also discuss what the club does, what our plan is for the year, and what everyone would like to be involved with. We might also roll some d20s.. I mean, if you want to.

And hey, one lucky attendee is getting a Steam code for some game. Yeah, we’ll just give out a game to one lucky person. Let’s just do that. 🙂

Come on out, and tell your friends! Let’s make and play some games.

Oh, and join our Steam group already!
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/queensgames


Ravenous Games, Tuesday April 3rd

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

We have reached the end of the term, but we have a great final meeting planned for the QGDC. We will be joined by local video game developer, Derek Doucett from Ravenous Games! Derek and his team have released several iPhone games including Cave Run, League of Evil, and League of Evil 2. League of Evil 2 reached the Top 25 on the Canadian iTunes store when it was released in February!

The QGDC will meet on Tuesday, April 3rd at 8:00pm in Goodwin 247. Please come out to support and learn more about the work Ravenous Games are doing right here in Kingston, you won’t be disappointed!


Club Meeting, Tuesday March 27th

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are ready for another Queen’s Game Developers Club meeting this Tuesday, February 27th. Carey will present the game he has been developing for his CISC 226 course, and as an added bonus we will all get to play it! We’ll also be cooking up another game design exercise for us to work out as a group. See you at 8:00pm in Goodwin 247, you won’t want to miss it!


Games Night, February 28th

Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

We have another games night planned for Tuesday, February 28th!  Come out and try some new games, or play your old favourites.  Please feel free to bring any games you would like to share.

But wait, there’s more!  Bring along $3 and enjoy some pizza.  Join us in Goodwin 247 at 8:00pm.


Club Meeting, Tuesday February 7

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sorry for the delay, but we are all set for our next club meeting! We will now meet on Tuesday, February 7, at 8:00pm in Goodwin 247.

Come out to the meeting and show off the games you have been working on for our holiday challenge! Hopefully now you have had time to make an even more awesome game. If you don’t have a game, please come out and support your club members. There will be voting and prizes given to the top rated games! See you then!


Invited Speaker: Edmund McMillen

Posted: January 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

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

Posted: January 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

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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