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utgddc meeting announcement

Next meeting on Feb 9 from 5-7pm in BA B026

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!

GMD 2012 EXTENDED to January 19

As many of you already know by now, our GMD 2012 competition has begun and the theme for this year’s competition is “Murder Mildly Foul”.

The submission deadline for GMD 2012 has been extended to Thursday January 19!  That’s more time to fix up your games so be sure to submit whatever you’ve got by the new submission deadline, even if you’re not terribly satisfied with it, for an excellent chance to win a prize (usually every videogame submitted will win something).

We were accepting GMD 2012 sign-up forms until the beginning of January, but you can still download these forms from our website if you need to for whatever reason.  As previously mentioned, the theme for GMD 2012 is “Murder Mildly Foul”

Feel free to email us at if you have any other questions about GMD 2012.

Good luck, game developers!

Game Night on Friday Nov 11

At U of T’s Bahen Center (the same place where we hold our weekly meetings) the CSSU presents Game Night on Friday November 11 starting at 7pm and going on all night until 7am (think clubbing for nerds). There will be lots of cool free gaming sessions and tournaments going with games like Left 4 Dead 2, Starcraft, Street Fighter, and others.

The CSSU is also still interested in those who would like to volunteer to help setup and lend gaming consoles and computers for the evening. So, if you’d like to help contribute to the fun, email the CSSU and have a chance to win a prize for your efforts. More information about this can be found on the CSSU’s webpage about Game Night.

So come on down and give yourself the fun you deserve at Game Night. Even the utGDDC Arcade cabinet that fellow member Tyler has finished will be making an appearance.

The Great Canadian Appathon 2

The Great Canadian Appathon is happening over this weekend and starts on Friday, September 30 at 5pm. The Appathon is a video game-making competition that is completely free to sign up for, and the only requirement to compete is that you must be a student. You can work in a team of up to 4 people while you create your game, and all video game submissions for the event are due by Sunday, October 2 at 4:59pm. This competition has some great cash prizes so sign up to compete or just come down to U of T to watch the event and grab some free stuff.

The Appathon is something that you should definitely check out if you’re interesting in making games, and you can visit the Great Canadian Appathon’s website ( to get more details.

utgddc meeting announcement

utGDDC Pub Night on Thurs, Dec 1 from 6 – 7pm

Hey everyone,

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.

The utGDDC at Clubs Fair

We’re all excited for another year of school because that means another exciting year of making games. Come visit us at the UTSU clubs fair on Wednesday, September 7 to play some of the games that have been created by students during Game Making Death-Matches of previous years.