Talk to a human at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thursdays at 7:15pm
MLK Library Mezzanine (where's that?)
San José State University
Here are the officers for 2016-2017.
Head Graphic Designer
Elmer Wang, Erin Gunderud, Antonio Jimenez
Arcade Cabinet Engineer (ACE)
External Events Coordinator
Website & Logo Designer
- Who are you, "Game Development Club"?
- How are you going to help me develop a game?
- What in the world is a game jam?
- I work alone. Is that a problem?
- How do I form/join a team in Game Dev. Club?
- When does Game Dev. form teams?
- What happens if me/my team are not able to create a video game in the time span of the game jam?
- I don't have programming experience. Is that going to be a problem?
- I don't intend to gain programming experience. Can I still join?
- Who's allowed to join this club?
- Where and what time does Game Dev. meet up?
- How do I join?
- This sounds great, but what does it cost?
- We are a club that explores game development. It does not matter if you are designing the video game that you had in mind for centuries or learning the process of making a video game; we do it! Game Development Club helps you surround yourself with like-minded people who have a passion for video, board, and card games.
- We provide free lessons about how to use programs to help you with your quest of making a video game. We also have week-long/month-long game jams that you can participate in.
- A game jam is an event in which you and your team must create a video game, usually tailored to a theme
- Nope, but it is highly encouraged you join or create a team to lessen your workload and to gain experience working in a team.
- Really it’s just asking people if they want to work with you during the game jam. As for joining a team, you can just ask a group whether you can join or not. Even if you don’t ask to join or form a group, we can help you put you into a group.
- At the beginning of the semester, we usually help people get into groups.
- Don’t worry about it. The club’s purpose is to help you gain experience in any form we can, whether that experience is gained through failure or success in a game jam (and to tell you the truth, there are teams who aren’t able to create a game within that time span due to other obligations). Try not to let your other team members down though.
- Nope. If you chose to do coding for a game, we have experienced people over here at Game Dev. Club that can point you in the right direction if you need help. Also, there are game engines that allow you to make video games without coding (such as Gamemaker and Construct 2)
- Absolutely. Assets (such as music, art, and story writing) are needed to make video games come to life. Basically, you can contribute in other ways in order to help the game development process.
- Anybody who has a passion for video games and the creation of video games, really (We’re accepting of all). We’ve even had middle school and high school students join up with us in the past.
- We meet up in the Mezzanine area of the Martin Luther King Library at San Jose State University at 7:30 pm on Thursdays. Come by and say hi to us. We don’t bite.
- All you have to do is make an account on our website, join our Facebook group, or join our slack chat. Even then, if you attend our meetings regularly we’ll consider you as a member (although I highly encourage you to join our website, slack chat, and facebook group for updates).
- Nothing! Just come on by!