Game Dev Workshop January 12th! Please RSVP!
Next week we will be holding our first game dev workshop! This is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the fun and challenging world of game development! It will be instructed by experienced developers and artists who can answer your questions and help you work through issues you may have. We can also help you get ready for the Global Game Jam on January 25th!
How much does it cost?
The event is free.
Who is this event for?
This event is for beginners who are looking for a way to get started making games. If you’ve never made a game, or have little experience, this is the workshop for you!
What will I be doing at the workshop?
During introductions and a short presentation, we will install the necessary software and files on everyone’s computer from a hard drive. Each attendee will follow the instructions presented step by step, assisted by TGD members. We will go over basic game development concepts, and show you how to use an existing game engine to create a simple but fun game.
We are still deciding which game engine and tutorial to use. By RSVP-ing and filling out our survey, you can help us better define the technology to use based on the interest and skill level of participants.
When and where is the workshop?
January 12th from 1:30 to 4:30.
The Children’s Room (LL1 lower level meeting room) at the Joel Valdez Library in downtown Tucson.
101 N. Stone Avenue on Stone between Pennington & Alemeda.
Where should I park?
Street parking is free on the weekends. If no parking spaces are free paid parking is available at the Scott & Pennington garage.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring a Windows or Mac computer (laptop) with power supply. The requirements for game engines is not that bad, but having a ‘decent’ computer that can play games well will make your experience easier.
Are minors allowed to attend?
Minors are allowed with a parent or guardian, and they must be accompanied AT ALL TIMES. If you are bringing a minor, it is expected that you will be able to guide them through the workshop, and help provide any additional hand holding if necessary.
I am not interested in programming computers but I want to make games. Is this event for me?
Yes! While we will be going over programming concepts, we will provide final code that non-programmers can use to understand the fundamentals of game development. We will show you how to attach the pre-written code to graphics in order to make a game.