If you have a page for your studio, your personal portfolio, or even just your Facebook page with stuff on it, please let me know at admin at our domain so I can get it added to the list.
In the mean time, please take a moment to browse through your fellow OGDA members pages!
I stopped by the location for The Android Factory earlier this evening and talked to the owner. He showed me the plans and pointed out where things were going to be. There will be a main bar area, a separate room with multiple consoles — each set up for multi-player gaming, and a quieter “board game room” for RPGs, board and card games, etc. It looks like it will be a pretty sweet setup and I can’t wait until I get to see more than 2×4″s and sawdust in there.
He is hoping for a “soft open” by about New Years’. Part of it has to do with the pace of the buildout (which he is largely doing himself), the City Council granting his liquor license, etc. Regardless, I told him that when he was ready to go, we could pour a whole bunch of people in there for a kick-off event. Additionally, I suggested that it would be neat to have organized play test events there to get people to check out stuff that OGDA members are working on. Sound groovy?
Anyway, keep an eye on the place.
The Husker game time wasn’t scheduled until after this past weekend’s game. Because of that, we didn’t have time to arrange a potential alternate date with the University. We are going to go ahead as planned for the meeting this weekend. The game will not end until about 6PM so people watching it might be late. Certainly the people attending it (like me) will not be back to Omaha until well into the meeting.
Be that as it may, we are going to have our meeting at the regular time of 6-9 at our usual location. I know there were some plans for some potential gameplay tests of Feral Planet by our pals at KillSmile. Additionally, there was going to be a possible tech demo of a local company’s art tool. I wouldn’t blame either of them for wanting to wait until next month, however.
It’s probably worth mentioning at this point that the December meeting is due to fall on the 21st. The might be a tad too close to Christmas for some of you. We also need to check with BU to make sure that it still OK for us to hold the meeting on that day. We certainly could move it up to the 14th or back to the 28th if that is better.
Just a reminder that our regular October meeting is this Saturday, the 19th, from 6-9 at Bellevue University.
The agenda is just starting to come together, but we may have a really cool special demo from one of our member studios! I can’t say more right now — they are deciding on how much of a surprise they want it to be. You will really want to be there, however!
Otherwise, we have open time for anyone to show off other nifty things they have been working on!
See you there!
If you have a game or artwork that you want available to be displayed at this weekend’s Nuke-Con conference, please send the url, files, etc. to Admin@OmahaGameDev.com. I need this as soon as possible!
Also, we still could use some volunteers to run the booth — particularly on Sunday. The show floor is open at the following times:
Fri: 3PM – 2AM
Sat: 9AM – 2AM
Sun: 9AM – 6PM
As you can see, that’s a lot of hours to cover. I’m not necessarily committing to having someone at the table until 2AM those days… we can just leave info on the table. (We are getting cards printed up.) However, it would be nice to have at least one person there to babysit a machine running a slide show.
Please email what you want showed and/or reply with what times you could help out on the floor!
Take a moment to check out a game that our own Ryan Malm worked on with Madsoft Games and Tile Isle. Space Chase is a clever little frenetic web-based game! Enjoy!
Quick reminder that our rescheduled September meeting is tomorrow, Saturday the 28th at Bellevue University. The agenda will partially be Nuke-Con prep. Of course, other presentations and showing off of work-in-progress is certainly encouraged!
As for Nuke-Con, we need to find out who will be staffing our booth at what times next week. As long as we have at least 2 people there at all times, I think we’re good.
We also need a list of all the games, art, music, etc. we are planning on being able to show there. If it shows off your talents, it is welcome to be on display! Let’s share links to stuff and plan on being able to install some games on multiple machines if possible. I don’t expect anyone to leave a computer there when they are not. However, if you are not there, it sure would be nice for other people to be able to show off your work as well. I want us to present a picture of variety, creativity, etc. The more available, the better!
I will not be there due to an out of town trip that came up. However, some of the regulars will be there to help do the organizing.
We have a confirmed booth at Nuke-Con with 2 tables, electricity, etc. We will likely have room for 4 or 5 computers on display there at any one time.
We need to get straight who will be showing what when over the weekend. What I need to hear from people is:
- Can you staff the booth on some or all of the days?
- Do you want to show your game?
- Do you want others to be able to show your game in your absence?
- Do you have a computer or laptop that we can use for demo purposes? (You don’t have to leave it there.)
- Do you have a monitor we can hook up to for display purposes? (I have 2x 24″ that I can bring.)
My thought is that all machines that are there could have everyone’s games either installed or linked. That way, we can all show off each other’s things.
I was thinking of throwing together a Powerpoint with info about the group, screenshots, art files, photos of the meetings, etc. so that we can let it run. If you have game art that you would like to show, I need to have it soon.
Please respond to the above via comments to this post. Also, if you are going to be involved on-site, please email admin at our domain name so that I can have an email thread going to coordinate.
Just one more reminder that there is no meeting tonight in order to dodge the Husker game.
We will be meeting in our usual spot at Bellevue University next Saturday, the 28th, from 6-9ish. (And then the obligatory Applebee’s run!)