Author Archives: Morgan Brandt

Winter 2015 Schedule

Welcome back everyone. We hope you all had a fun and relaxing break and are ready to get back to it. The GMU admin team has lined up some exciting events and meetings for this semester and we can’t wait to share them with you. This semester we will once again be meeting every week…

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Diss-Card

This week we decided to do something completely different and make a card game instead of a video game. The idea for the game came from Zack Harris who’d commented as a joke that he wanted a game where you have cards called Diss-Cards so you can discard your Diss-Cards. Based off this idea we…

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Grid Mechanic

— View full post to the play the game — This week we decided to focus on sprites and create a grid to move them around in. We split into teams this week: artists and coders. The coders focused on creating a working grid while the artists took to the whiteboard to create 5 characters…

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Air Hockey Mechanic

— View full post to the play the game — This week we decided to create a digital air hockey mechanic. We started with the art assets, creating them on a mix of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Maya. We built it in 2D using Unity. We had a bit of trouble with the Unity input system…

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Rhythm Mechanic

— View full post to the play the game — As an experiment over the summer, the GMU exec team has decided that rather than continue to work on separate pieces of a large game project like Hasty Sketch, we’d focus on a new game mechanic every week. This game jam style mentality will hopefully give…

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Year End Party

The Game Maker’s Union would like to thank you all for another fun school year. This year we accomplished a lot! We ran a workshop on making mobile/web games using Stencyl. We ran a 3 week workshop series that included character design taught by Danik Tomyn, 2-D sprite design taught by Jordan Sparks, and game…

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RSU End of Year Gala

On April 10th the Game Maker’s Union was invited to attend the Ryerson Student’s Union’s End of Year Gala. There was tons of good food, a lot of fun, and awards were handed out. Our execs took home three awards: Third Place Outstanding Table Award, Best Membership Engagement, and Best Educational Events – Student Group…

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