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Game Dev Workshop

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THE GAME DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP*
A weekly group to support digital game creation
for Masters students in AMT
Wednesdays, 3-6pm, Room 1100

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS: Are you working on a game for your thesis project?

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: Do you want to earn credits by making a digital game?

If you answered yes, The GAME DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP is for you.Led by Josh DeBonis and Eric Zimmerman, two of the leading independent game developers in New York City, the goal of the workshop is to help you make fantastic games, launch them to the public, and enter them in independent game competitions. Our weekly meetings will be a chance to find project collaborators, get feedback on your projects, and troubleshoot problems as they arise. The focus of the workshop will include:

– Game design & player experience
– Production planning & risk management
– Game development tools & platforms
– Game programming and bugfixing
– Game visuals and audio
– Playtesting and iteration
– Building communities around games
– PR & launch strategies
– Guest speakers and special events

The projects will center on second-year thesis projects, with students working both individually and collaboratively. Second year students will get invaluable support on their theses, and first year students will gain a chance to get independent study credit for game creation. Everyone will experience the game design and development process from beginning to end. Josh & Eric are looking for a firm weekly commitment from students that decide to attend.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED: RSVP for the first meeting on Wednesday Sept 9 at 3pm by sending an email to josh@sortasoft.com. Mention in your email whether you are a first year or second-year student. If you are a second year, send along a short description of what you are thinking of making for your thesis game. If you are a first year student, list your production skills and experience (visual design, audio design, programming, etc).

See you there!

*This workshop can be registered for through the independent study: IS: Experimental Gaming – 1464 – PGTE 5900 – A, listed under Prof. Macklin. First-Year students will receive credit for this course (as elective or collaboration studio credits)

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