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 design taught by Dante Camerena which culminated in a 2-D platformer.

Second semester we decided to focus on HastySketch, a single game created as a group. Our own Jordan Sparks showed his game Who Are You? at the New Media year end gallery. We ran our second Checkpoint event hosted by Jordan Sparks with talks from Cecily Carver, Ryan Henson Creighton, and Jim McGinley. We also got the opportunity to show Zack Harris’ and Dante Camerena’s game engine Orbit as well as Jordan’s game at Level Up Showcase. And at the RSU’s End of Year Gala we took home the third place prize for Outstanding Display Award at campus club day as well as the awards for Best Membership Engagement and Best Education Events – Student Group.

Thank you to all of this year’s hard working execs, our guest speakers, and all the members that came out to a meeting for making this year such a success. Here’s to a great summer and an even better year next year.

-The GMU Admin Team

Photos provided by Jordan Sparks.

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Ian Nastajus and Robin Wood watching an intense game of Mario Kart.

Ian Nastajus and Robin Wood watching an intense game of Mario Kart.

Matthew Hlozapfel

Matthew Hlozapfel

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Matthew Holzapfel showing off how strong he is.

Matthew Holzapfel showing off how strong he is.

Jordan Sparks engrossed in his drawing for Telestrations.

Jordan Sparks engrossed in his drawing for Telestrations.

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Morgan Brandt explaining how to play Story War.

Morgan Brandt explaining how to play Story War.

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Jabir Babayev explaining the results of his Telestrations booklet.

Jabir Babayev explaining the results of his Telestrations booklet.

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Daria Anikanova showing us her Telestrations booklet.

Daria Anikanova showing us her Telestrations booklet.

Robin Wood trying to figure out what's going on in his booklet.

Robin Wood trying to figure out what’s going on in his booklet.

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