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EDINBURGH UNI GAME DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

We want to create a welcoming environment for seasoned game developers and beginners alike. We host events that are part-talks part-socials, during which you can share your ideas in a stimulating environment.

All our events are free, open to non-students and do not require membership, so do come along if you are curious!

Next event:

GameDevSocial #5!

Saturday 30th September

19:00-23:00

Teviot Dining Room

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You can also email us at gamedevsoc@gmail.com.

Our events

SOCIALS: MICROTALKS, WORKSHOPS & SHOWCASE

MONTHLY ON SATURDAYS

Talk to people about games, come by if you are just curious, listen (or give!) short talks, learn about gamedev and play or receive feedback on your games. Non-members and non-students welcome!

You can find the slides to some of the previous talks here.

GAMEJAMS

ONE PER SEMESTER

Challenge yourself and make a game in a day or two! It's a great way to get started and improve your skills.

Past events

You can find games people made at our gamejams on our itch.io page!

JAM SANDWICH

25.02.17 - 25.02.17

CHILLJAM

12.11.16

Resources for starting out

TOOLS

Workshop resources - used in our Welcome Week event

Twine - easy-to-use tool for interactive fiction creation (quick tutorial)

Construct 2 - programming-free game creation (Windows). Intuitive and great for prototyping

GameMaker - powerful, has its own built-in language. Exports to many platforms

sortingh.at - not sure what tool to use?

itch.io - discover & host your games for free

Indie Game Jams - find out about gamejams

One Game A Month - commit to making one creation each month

Bosca Ceoil - make music

BFXR - make sound effects

FreeSound - royalty-free music

ARTICLES & OTHER

GamesAreForEveryone - list of resources regarding all aspects of gamedev

Kill Screen - video game arts and culture publication

Gaming to cope: how developers are tackling real life - article on personal games creation

We'd love your suggestions to improve this list!

Events around us

Edinburgh Indies - monthly meetup, every first Thursday

Game Dev Edinburgh - bimonthly meetup, every second Tuesday

IGDA Scotland - talks, events & resources all over Scotland

EdIndies - weekly co-working meetup in Summerhall

GamesAreForEveryone - drinks, music & selection of interesting games

Related societies

Make sure to check out CompSoc, GameSoc and EntSoc!

The team

President: Vaida Plankyte

Secretary: Tatsuya Haddow

Treasurer: Charles Sharples

Events Coordinator: Yu Jo Tseng

Outreach & Social Media Coordinator: Katie Worton

GameDevSoc follows EUSA's Safe Space Policy.


SPONSORED BY:

J.P.Morgan