The final judging for GMD 2012 has finally been completed and we are ready to announce the winners of this year’s competition! We will be announcing the winners of this competition and handing out prizes at this week’s meeting so if you are interested in finding out how your game performed, please don’t miss it!
This week, we will be meeting at our old location BA4010 on March 22, 5-7pm. We hope to see you all there!
This week, we have a special treat for you all. As many of you may know,
Ubisoft is one of the world’s largest and most successful publishers. As
the company behind titles such as Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, and
Assassin’s Creed; this gaming giant has been a key contributor to shaping
the industry. During this week’s meeting, we will be having a
representative from Ubisoft visit our club and it will be an excellent
opportunity for everyone to get a glimpse of what being a pioneer of the
gaming industry means.
See you all on Thursday!
Because of everyone’s busy schedule, we’ll be having an informal utGDDC end-of-semester pub night this week, instead of our regular meeting, on Thursday, December 1 where we’ll meet up at 6pm outside of BA B024 and then head down to a pub to hang out and relax . Also, we’ll be extending the deadline to sign-up for GMD 2012 until Thursday, December 8, so now you have some extra time to find a partner to participate in GMD 2012 with if you want to work in a pair.
Have a great week, everyone, and we’ll see you on Thursday.
Our next game club meeting will be on Thursday, April 7 from 5p.m. â€“ 7p.m. in BA B025. Same time and room as usual.
This weekâ€™s meeting is BIG because we will be showing off the GMD games and handing out prizes. So, if you have any games that you would like to donate as prizes for this yearâ€™s GMD, then bring them to this weekâ€™s meeting.
Also, if youâ€™re interested in participating in the very fun and very free TO Jam event, which will be taking place in May, then check out the forums and start forming your teams in the new Toronto Game Jam (TO Jam) 2011 forum (visit forums.utgddc.com). It is highly recommended that all utGDDC members participate in TO Jam either in-person or as a virtual team member since this event has continuously proven over 6 years to be an incredibly fun and valuable experience in making games over a weekend. Visit http://www.tojam.ca for more information about this event.
This will also sadly be our last game club meeting for this semester, but please check out the website and the forums every week or so for new content and events that our club plans to host throughout the summer. We also may spam you from time to time for any really big events that we host this summer (apologies in advance).
See you on Thursday.
Our next game club meeting will be on Thursday, March 31 from 5p.m. – 7p.m. in BA B025.
Starting at 5:10p.m. sharp we will be having elections for 2011/2012 utGDDC executive positions. If you are nominated and want to be elected, you must be there during the voting. Click here to see the list of nominees.
For the second half of our meeting, we will be talking about the future of the utGDDC and the upcoming T.O. Jam event.
See you there.
Our next game club meeting will be on Thursday, March 24 from 5p.m. – 7p.m. in BA B025. Same room and time as last week.
This week will be a special meeting because we will be holding nominations for next year’s utGDDC executive positions.
Here are some rules for nominations:
1. Must be a full member of the utGDDC to run
2. Cannot nominate yourself
3. Have to be at this week’s meeting in order to get nominated (if you cannot be at the meeting this week, but still want to be nominated, email Frankie at email@example.com and an exception can be made)
4. Must attend the election meeting, which will be held next week, in order to have the opportunity to be elected
5. Must be a full member of the club in order to vote
6. Must be a full member of the club in order to nominate someone
Here is a listing of the utGDDC executive positions that you can run for:
Advertising and Website Administrator
If you have any questions about utGDDC nominations, the upcoming election, or anything else, please feel free to email us at info@utGDDC.com, and we’ll respond back to your questions right away.
See you all on Thursday.
Our next game club meeting will be on Thursday, March 17 from 5p.m. – 7p.m. in BA B026. Same time and room as last week’s meeting. This week we’ll be talking about the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and how they assign ratings to games.
Also, the utGDDC will be showing off the awesome game submissions from this year’s GMD at the CSSU Game Night this Friday. We are very proud to be doing this, and we can use help with getting computers for the event and setting up. Send Frankie, the utGDDC president, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about how you can help with the public showing of this year’s GMD games at CSSU Game Night.
As always, we hope to see you at our meeting on Thursday, and especially hope to see you at the CSSU Game Night on Friday. Happy gaming, everyone.
Our next game club meeting will be on Thursday, March 10 from 5p.m. – 7p.m. in BA B026. Same time, slightly different room (just one room down from last week’s meeting place).
This week we will be playing through parts of a videogame (you’ll have to show up to find out which one) and discussing aspects of the game that were good and aspects that seemed to have been neglected by the developers.
Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Great Canadian Appathon (GCA) if you’re interested in participating in this event. The GCA is a chance for post-secondary students all across Canada to create a Windows Phone 7 game over the course of 48 hours and compete to win a number of prizes (over $45 000 in prizes to be won). It’s FREE to sign up for the GCA, and you can participate as part of a team up to 4 people. Remember that if you, or someone you know, has ever made games or programmed using Silverlight, XNA, or the .NET compact framework, then you may already have the knowledge necessary make a Windows Phone 7 app. Although, once you sign up for the GCA, you’ll also have access to their development tutorials, so you can brush up on any coding skills that you require. The GCA starts on Friday, March 10 at 5p.m. so check it out now at:
Lastly, our GMD judging will be taking place within the next week or two. So, if anyone has any possible prizes that they wish to donate for this year’s GMD (such as a videogame that you’ve already played through and would like to give to someone else) then please email Shane at email@example.com.
That is all. Hope to see you at our meeting this week.