Note: This month’s meeting will be on Friday, November 16th instead of Saturday the 17th!
Our industry guest for this month is 20+ year game designer, Richard Lemarchand. Richard is probably best known for his 8 years at Naughty Dog in Santa Monica, CA where he served in a variety of designer roles — mostly as Lead Designer on the Uncharted series of games (among others). As of this past May, he departed Naughty Dog to be a professor in the Interactive Media Division at the School of Cinematic Arts at the USC.
Despite his solid AAA credentials, Richard is also heavily involved in the “indie” scene. He was one of the co-chairs of the 2010 and 2012 Indiecade Conferences and has been a tireless advocate for the spirit and purpose behind the indie development scene.
Armed with an infectious personality (not in a zombie plague kind of way), he is an inspirational and insightful speaker. We are looking forward to spending an hour or so with him!
If you would like to follow Richard on Twitter, he can be found at @rich_lem.
As noted above, due to the conflict with the Nebraska home game, we are moving the meeting to Friday evening instead. As usual, we will meet from 6 to 9. We expect Richard to join us at 7.
We also hope to see some of the games and projects that come out of this weekend’s Games++ Game Jam.
We are getting more comfortable with the idea of calling the conference room at Bellevue University our home. It will be our meeting location for the foreseeable future. (Details and directions)