Sunday, September 23, 2012

Zynga, XNA, and Future Posts

Hi Everyone,

So the first order of business is to announce that Zynga will be coming to give a talk to UVA's SGD about game development, the tools, and the industry. Also there will be SWAG =). Anyone who is interested in gaming is welcome to join. Its this Wed. Sep 29.

Now XNA, the XNA tutorial that we did is currently being edited and will be on the UVA SGD site soon. Once it's up I'll put a link to it here as well. =)

Anyway, we are all really busy with our games and all the teams are off to a good start but if you are still interested in joining the club shoot an email to sgd and we will try to get you on a team, but as the semester wears on it will become harder and harder to do that. Don't worry there is also next semester, and you can always try making a game on your own, we will always be here to help and dish out advice.

Happy Coding!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came to the first meeting!
Our Pitch Meeting is this Monday at 5pm Olson 011
Come and check out what we are doing for the new semester =)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012-2013 Officers

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 officers!

President: Zack Reilly
Vice President: Kat Harris
Treasurer: Paul Huang
Asset Administrator: David Dodge
External Relations: Hunter Williams

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mid-Semester Expo Scheduled!

Our Mid-Semester Expo has been scheduled for March 20 at 5pm in Thornton E303. We will also be doing our elections for the 2012-2013 school year at the meeting.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Global Game Jam 2012 at UVA

UVA's first Global Game Jam finished up this past weekend, and it was definite success! Four teams completed games over the 48 hours. Check them out below:

Break: A time bending puzzle adventure game with an intriguing story.
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Eat Sheep and Die: Get to the ice cream before your opponent! Use sheep platforms to get up to it! Use sheep to block your opponent's way!
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Do You Know the Muffin Man: Control a gang a muffins to platform your way to success!
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Rejuvenate: Rejuvenate puts you in charge of a lush garden. As each season passes, some plants will grow while others wither. Expand your territory as the years roll by.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Global Game Jam

Global Game Jam kicks off tonight, and for the first time the Student Game Developers are organizing a site! We'll be sure to post pictures from the event.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Spring Pitch Meeting Scheduled

SGD's Spring Pitch Meeting has been scheduled for 5pm in Olsson 005. We'll have an SGD-Record seven projects this semester, and they look very diverse and fun. If you're interested in being on a team, come to the pitch meeting!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Kinect Pong Uploaded

SGD is back to uploading completed games, and we have uploaded Kinect Pong for anyone with a Kinect who is interested in playing! Our team was smaller than SGD's standards, but the project turned out to be a great success. We had really dedicated members, and ended up with a fully playable game with three levels of AI.

You can download the game here.
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