All About Learning

Tonight most of our demos and discussion were all about learning and education for game development.

Our first demo was by our youngest presenter yet – Nicholas Langdon (9 years old!) and his father Bryan, who presented their space taxi game made in Scratch

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The Second Demo was of completed game “Space Warp” presented by Antony Baca, which actually won the Thinksy hackathon (and educational game development tool) for 1st place!

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The third demo was by Michael and was of his hacked Sphero, which was controlled by a modified trackball.

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The final presentation was by Glenn Eguchi of some of the progress he’s made on his Cow Abduction game.

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Outside of demos we discussed the ongoing progress we are making to incorporate as a non profit, which is being spearheaded by Rob Garner and the chartering committee.  One of the top priorities we will have once we incorporate will be helping teach kids basic game development.  To get a jump on that Ryan Leonski and Nathan Fabian will be doing a summer course for up to 15 kids this summer, teaching them how to program and design a basic game in Game Maker.

Lastly we want to give a shout out to our members Ian Burch and Kurt Hollowell who are on the road to Momocon to show off their respective games Moonstrider and Stellar.