IGDA Meetings now on Wednesday!

In lieu of posting weekly announcements this post will serve as the schedule until it changes. Note: All meeting and workshops are held via Mumble. Directions for downloading and connecting to the IGDA server are below.

We now have meetings every Wednesday evening:

Wednesdays at 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

We also have a couple more Saturday workshops. Check http://aidevproject.enjin.com/ for details.

Mumble Server Info and Setup Instructions:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address: west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username: Your Name (Example: Jeanette)

Setup Guide:

1.  Download Mumble  http://mumble.sourceforge.net/
2.  Install + Reboot (if required)
3.  Launch Mumble Application + perform setup (set a press to talk key, configure microphone, etc).
4.  By default you should see the “Mumble Server Connect” window – if not press the “world” icon at the top menu beneath ‘server’.
5.  At the bottom of the “Mumble Server Connect” window click “Add New…” button.
6.  Input the following:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address:  west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username:  Your Name (Example:  Jeanette)

7.  Click “OK”
8.  The new server will be saved under “Favorite” in the “Mumble Server Connect” Window
9.  Click AI IGDA in the “Favorite” menu and select “Connect” at the bottom.
10.  If asked to verify the certificate press “yes”.
12.  Voila!

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Meetings for the Week of February 10

We have two meetings this week!

Tuesday, February 11 at 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

Thursday, February 13 @ 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern

Agenda:

1. Administrative stuff
2. Game time!

I hope to talk to you all then!

Please note: We use Mumble for meetings.

Info and Setup Instructions:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address: west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username: Your Name (Example: Jeanette)

Setup Guide:

1.  Download Mumble  http://mumble.sourceforge.net/
2.  Install + Reboot (if required)
3.  Launch Mumble Application + perform setup (set a press to talk key, configure microphone, etc).
4.  By default you should see the “Mumble Server Connect” window – if not press the “world” icon at the top menu beneath ‘server’.
5.  At the bottom of the “Mumble Server Connect” window click “Add New…” button.
6.  Input the following:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address:  west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username:  Your Name (Example:  Jeanette)

7.  Click “OK”
8.  The new server will be saved under “Favorite” in the “Mumble Server Connect” Window
9.  Click AI IGDA in the “Favorite” menu and select “Connect” at the bottom.
10.  If asked to verify the certificate press “yes”.
12.  Voila!

Meetings for the Week of January 13-19

We have two meetings this week!

Tuesday, January 14 at 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern

Thursday, January 16 @ 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern

Agenda:

1. Administrative stuff
2. Game time!

I hope to talk to you all then!

Please note: We use Mumble for meetings.

Info and Setup Instructions:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address: west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username: Your Name (Example: Jeanette)

Setup Guide:

1.  Download Mumble  http://mumble.sourceforge.net/
2.  Install + Reboot (if required)
3.  Launch Mumble Application + perform setup (set a press to talk key, configure microphone, etc).
4.  By default you should see the “Mumble Server Connect” window – if not press the “world” icon at the top menu beneath ‘server’.
5.  At the bottom of the “Mumble Server Connect” window click “Add New…” button.
6.  Input the following:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address:  west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username:  Your Name (Example:  Jeanette)

7.  Click “OK”
8.  The new server will be saved under “Favorite” in the “Mumble Server Connect” Window
9.  Click AI IGDA in the “Favorite” menu and select “Connect” at the bottom.
10.  If asked to verify the certificate press “yes”.
12.  Voila!

IGDA Meeting Thursday December 19 @ 4PM Pacific/ 7PM Eastern

IGDA Chapter Meeting

Thursday, December 19

4:00 PM Pacific time / 7:00 PM Eastern time

All AIO GAD & MAA students are welcome, even if you have not yet joined the IGDA!

Agenda:

1. Administrative stuff
2. Game time!

I hope to talk to you all then!

Please note: We use Mumble for meetings.

Info and Setup Instructions:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address: west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username: Your Name (Example: Jeanette)

Setup Guide:

1.  Download Mumble  http://mumble.sourceforge.net/
2.  Install + Reboot (if required)
3.  Launch Mumble Application + perform setup (set a press to talk key, configure microphone, etc).
4.  By default you should see the “Mumble Server Connect” window – if not press the “world” icon at the top menu beneath ‘server’.
5.  At the bottom of the “Mumble Server Connect” window click “Add New…” button.
6.  Input the following:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address:  west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username:  Your Name (Example:  Jeanette)

7.  Click “OK”
8.  The new server will be saved under “Favorite” in the “Mumble Server Connect” Window
9.  Click AI IGDA in the “Favorite” menu and select “Connect” at the bottom.
10.  If asked to verify the certificate press “yes”.
12.  Voila!

Meeting Notes for August 21 Meeting

8/21/2013 Meeting Notes

 

Administrative:

If you haven’t yet joined, please do so through the regular IGDA site (https://members.igda.org/join/) – cost is $30

Project and Team Structure:

Splitting Krell’s position into multiple roles (Project Manager, Technical Director)

Allowing multiple leads per department to help alleviate workload per person.

Head to the Drive and list your preferred “task” in the new Member’s List

Project Scale + Timeline:

Decided to focus on creating a single level and adding additional levels at a later time.

Creating a timeline for production.  Having a schedule motivates and gives structure.

Snow Design:

Decided on Snow’s armor set and overall coloring – brown bear with colored armor dependent on Corruption and Purity levels.

Combat Systems:

Example: Corrupted Whirlwind = chaotic, burning, high damage fire.  Pure Whirlwind = golden, cleansing, healing fire

Benefit being easy to reuse attack animations with VFX re-textures.

Adds diversity to combat.

Still uses 0 UI for immersive game play.  

Current weapon will always be displayed (sheathed, on back, etc.) Use mouse wheel to scroll/change current weapon to next weapon.

Great Sword is first! Begin concepts/sword art/thinking about modeling.  

 

Hope Systems:

With elemental/emotion being tied directly to Snow’s attacks, Hope purpose being rethought.

Proposed as secondary character:  you can take over Hope to solve puzzles where she can fly to areas Snow can’t reach.

Proposed to have another skill tree specifically for Hope (trait her to act as extra HP for Snow, etc.)  More details in forum.

Corruption Killing/Saving Toys:

Instead of killing corrupted toys and getting prompt ‘kill’ or ‘save’.

Use new summoned weapon “Summon Needle/Thread” or “Summon Cleansing Power”

Right click stuns the toy.

Left click sews/cleanses the toy.

Options are now either kill with regular weapons or save with special weapon.

MINI GAME?  “Mini game” type level where Snow can choose to save or destroy toys in those levels. Weapon – One Heal type and one Destroy type (to keep it simple)  

IGDA Meeting Thursday, August 22 @ 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern

IGDA Chapter Meeting

Thursday, August 22
4:00 PM Pacific time / 7:00 PM Eastern time

All AIO GAD & MAA students are welcome, even if you have not yet joined the IGDA!

Agenda:

1. Administrative stuff
2. Game time!

I hope to talk to you all then!

Please note: We will be trying Mumble this week as a potential replacement to Skype.

Info and Setup Instructions:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address: west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username: Your Name (Example: Jeanette)

Setup Guide:

1.  Download Mumble  http://mumble.sourceforge.net/
2.  Install + Reboot (if required)
3.  Launch Mumble Application + perform setup (set a press to talk key, configure microphone, etc).
4.  By default you should see the “Mumble Server Connect” window – if not press the “world” icon at the top menu beneath ‘server’.
5.  At the bottom of the “Mumble Server Connect” window click “Add New…” button.
6.  Input the following:

Label:  AI IGDA
Address:  west1.voice.enjin.com
Port: 60879
Username:  Your Name (Example:  Jeanette)

7.  Click “OK”
8.  The new server will be saved under “Favorite” in the “Mumble Server Connect” Window
9.  Click AI IGDA in the “Favorite” menu and select “Connect” at the bottom.
10.  If asked to verify the certificate press “yes”.
12.  Voila!

Meeting Notes for August 8 Meeting

IGDA Meeting Notes 08.08.2013

Membership Cards/Issues 

  • If you haven’t yet joined, please do so through the regular IGDA site (https://members.igda.org/join/) – cost is $30
  • Once they get through the data you should all be in the database and cards will soon follow
  • Some of you have already gotten your cards – please be sure to give Sara your email addy (if you haven’t done so) so that the cards can be sent out to you. With any questions concerning cards, please contact Sara W.!

 

Publicity/Membership

  • Check out our meetings now listed on the Campus Common Events Calendar! 
  • A post on our group is on the Campus Blog – we’re working on creating an article to pull in more potential members
  • Continue to post in your classes about our amazing Chapter!  

 

IGDA Chapter Charter

  • Sent in membership forms – If you’re an officer, make sure your membership is up to date!
  • Unity Update – waiting to hear back in regards to financial help from AiPOD

 

Game Time!

  • If you haven’t yet, SIGN UP FOR OUR OFFICIAL FORUMS and get in on the conversation – http://aidevproject.enjin.com/ – we will still be using Facebook for smaller chats and ideas, but most of our project will be organized and kept on the Enjin forums
  • Looking into using Unity instead of UDK. Updates to come!