July Meeting

Join us this month for an awesome panel with groovy, knowledgeable people. Join us on Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Brickyard Artisan Court in Tempe beginning at 7:00PM. This month the meeting is being held in room BYAC 110.

Game Design: To School or Not to School

Are you a prospective or current student of game design? Maybe you’re looking to switch degrees? Do you want to know what your future holds after your education? Come hear from expert game developers and designers from all over the spectrum ranging from academically trained to self educated. They’ll be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of getting a degree in Game Design based on their experiences.

Hosted by IGDA Phoenix and WIGI AZ.

Panelists include:
Aby Moore (Lead Artist and Co-Founder Broken Window Studios)
Tristan Moore (Creative Director Broken Window Studios )
Laurie Annis (2D and 3D Artist TIMEFIRE)
Gregory McDonald (Senior 3D Artist 2XL Games, Inc. and contract Artist at Rainbow Studios )
Arthur Griffith (CEO of Desert Owl Games)

Visit The Facebook event page

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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