Tucson Game Developers Blog

Next Monthly Meeting: April 4, 2019

Monthly meeting time! As always, it’s on the first Thursday of the month (April 4) at 7pm. Everyone with an interest in game dev is welcome! Join us at Tucson Games & Gadgets inside Tucson Mall (not the Park Place location!). Go into the Gaming Dungeon in the back of the store. See you there!

Monthly Meeting Tonight @ Tucson Games & Gadgets

Sorry for no updates here, I think we are feeling the fallout from hosting three events in January! We had some amazing games from the Global Game Jam shown off at our February meeting. This month we will be showing off more work from our local game creators. When: March 7th at 7pm. Where: Tucson Games & Gadgets inside Tucson Mall. Go into the Gaming Dungeon in the back of the store. What: Local vidja game makers showing off their latest projects and work!

Global Game Jam is next weekend! OMG!

Yes, next week Global Game Jam is happening! Starting at 5pm on Friday at the U of A we’ll be making a game in just 48 hours! If you haven’t RSVP’ed please do so, as we are filling up! Click here to see our jam site listing and to get more info. If have any questions please join your friendly neighborhood Discord! Or email me at chris@enemyhideout.com Preparing for a Game Jam A common question is: ‘Do i need to do anything before the jam?’. The answer to this is quite personal, and really depends on what you want to do! Read More

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! Register for the event here! Workshop FAQ 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 Read More

TGD Updates: Next Meeting, Workshop, and Game Jam!

We have THREE upcoming events here in January! :O If your new years resolution is to make that game you’ve always wanted, or to learn something new, TGD is the place to be. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! TGD Monthly Meeting: January 3rd, 7pm! TGD has a new meeting location! We are graciously being given space by Tucson Games & Gadgets in their Gaming Dungeon! Please note this is in the Tucson Mall location. This month we have a guest speaker: Diego Ross! Diego is a vehicle and weapons artist and modeller at Ryzin Studio. Read More

Next meeting: Dec. 6

Our last monthly meeting of 2018 is this Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7pm. You won’t want to miss it! The agenda includes: VR roundtable! Sean Souva of Virtual Odysseys will join us in a VR chat app for a discussion about the current state and future of VR. We’ll also have Blake Parsons, a game artist from Dire Wolf Digital, joining the virtual chat along with several of our regular members. Bring your own VR headset if you like, or take part in the discussion via 2D with the rest of us! Global Game Jam! The UA Game Dev group Read More

Next meeting: Nov. 8

Next monthly TGD meeting is tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 8 at 7pm! Join us as we recap the weekend spent exhibiting our local games showcase at Tucson Comic Con (and the month spent preparing for it!), check out some of the games played at the show, and look at some of the feedback they received. We’ll also have plenty of time to admire your own project or portfolio, so join us! Subscribe to our mailing list to get meeting invites with directions by email, and join our Discord to get in touch directly. See you tomorrow!

Now accepting locally-made game submissions for our Tucson Comic Con booth!

Are you a game maker local to the Tucson area? Got a game project-in-progress or finished product you’d like to put in front of (and receive feedback from) hundreds of convention-goers? Here’s your chance! In case you haven’t heard yet: TGD has been given an “artist alley” table in a high-traffic location at Tucson Comic Con, and we’ll be using it to showcase Tucson’s local game dev talent. We’ll have a table with several Windows 10 PCs running kiosk software of our own design. The software not only provides access to a full library of local games, but also gathers Read More

Announcing The TGD Kiosk

TGD is currently preparing for various upcoming events, including the Tucson Comic-Con. We wanted a way to show off our games in a professional manner, manage the experience, and allow for players to provide feedback to the game developers. We’ve taken a two-pronged approach: creating some kiosk software, and also educating our game developers on how best to create a quality experience for new players in a time-limited environment.  And so I give you the alpha version of the TGD Kiosk: Most importantly the majority of the work on this project is from the talented Andrew Seward, who took time off from Read More

October meeting recap

Our first remote presenter experience was awesome! We welcomed Nate Storm, and he told us a bit about himself and the work he does for Dire Wolf before jumping into a live ZBrush sculpting session and talking about modeling process and tools. We had a great time! We’re definitely interested in hosting more events like this, so if you missed out this time stay tuned! We also discussed plans for the Tucson Comic Con, which is approaching fast! We’ll open the process for submitting locally-made games soon, so keep an eye out for the blog post and email. Also, a Read More