August 2015 Meeting & Announcements

It’s already time to get back together to talk about games on August 26th, 2015 at Brickyard Artisan Court in Tempe! Note that this month the meeting is being held in room BYAC 150.


Anatomy of an Esport

Esports (or electronic sports for the uninitiated) are a growing phenomenon across the world with video game competitors winning millions of dollars while millions of spectators look on. What separates a good esport from a good multiplayer video game? Why have some games grown in viewership every year while so many others fall to the wayside? Join us for a presentation and discussion on the topic, and maybe we’ll figure it out!

Presented by Marshall Cannon

marshallcannonMarshall Cannon is an avid gamer, programmer, and co-founder of Runner-Up Studios. When he’s not making video games, he’s teaching kids how to program and design games for a living.



Game CoLab Incubator Program
If you’re ready to to turn that game idea into a sustainable business, the Game CoLab Incubator Program wants you! Apply now through September 4th.

AZ Developer Directory
The Game CoLab has started a full list of Arizona’s game developers. Check it out to see what’s happening in the Phoenix area and beyond. If you know anyone that should be on the list please contact Ben Reichert ( to add them.

Arizona Women in Games International
Women in Games International now has an Arizona chapter. Check out their official Facebook page for information on their upcoming events and meet ups.

Want to make an announcement?
Email the details to  Please keep announcements related to the local game development community.  If you’d like to give your announcement at the meeting, please include a picture and a small amount of text for a powerpoint slide.  You’re welcome to give your announcement at the meeting yourself as long as it takes less than 3 minutes.

Location and Parking

The presentation will be located in classroom 150 in the Brickyard Artisan Court building at ASU. The entrance is located at the fountains right next to Ike’s Place on Mill. After the presentation we’ll be heading upstairs to Endgame for food, drinks, and hanging out!


There are several parking lots near the Brickyard at ASU that cost $2.00 an hour. There are also some ASU lots that no longer require permits starting at 7:00pm. Here is a map of the ASU lots. According to their website, Lot 3, 55, 58, 59, and 59E don’t require a permit after 7:00pm.

Most of the metered parking spots not directly on Mill Avenue are free after 6:00pm. Be sure to double check! Here is a map of Mill Avenue parking with highlighted sections of free parking after 6:00pm.

The 5th and Farmer lot does not require a parking permit after 6:00pm. Also The City Hall Garage is free when entering after 6:00pm. Yes, the City Hall Garage is FREE if you enter after 6:00pm and there’s no special event happening.

Please double check when parking anywhere to confirm that these details are correct. Also be aware if there happens to be a special event taking place during the night of our meeting some of these free parking spots may actually be charging event fees.