May Meeting & Announcements

Let’s meet up to discuss videos, games, and more! Join us on May 25, 2016 at Brickyard Artisan Court in Tempe beginning at 7:00PM. This month the meeting is being held in room BYAC 110.

The Value of Effective Art

In this talk, we will discuss the role of a commercial artist and how we assess the value of art in a professional setting. We will be covering points like art in a AAA setting vs an indie setting, balancing monetary value while achieving an effective experience with art and how to spot an effective commercial artist when looking to make an addition to your development team.

Aby is a British citizen turned Arizona resident, and co founder of Broken Window Studios. She has worked on professional projects partnered with Sony, and as freelance 3D environment artist before moving on to found an independent studio in 2014. Broken Window Studios is currently developing both Reflections and Grave, which will be available on Steam, Xbox One and PS4.

http://www.brokenwindowstudios.com/

Announcements

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 (ben@gamecolab.org) 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 chair@igdaphx.org.  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

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The presentation will be located in classroom 110 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!

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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.

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