February 2017: game makers

Details of our upcoming meeting on Wednesday February 22nd from 6:30PM to 9PM at the C-BIC centre in Carlisle where we will be trying our hand at game development!

Our next meeting is almost upon us! On Wednesday February 22nd at 6:30PM we will be making our own video games.

The plan is for us to try out mob programming/blind learning: we’ll split into some groups (one laptop each) and try out a game development environment (e.g., Construct 2 (Free Edition), GameMaker Studio Free, or Unity (Personal)) from installation through to (hopefully) a working game! No prior knowledge required. 😎

Schedule

The running order of the evening is as follows:

  • 6:30PM – Start
  • 6:45PM – Introductions
  • 7:00PM – Game making part 1
  • 7:45PM – Break/refreshments
  • 8:00PM – Game making part 2
  • 8:30PM – Demo/recap
  • 8:50PM – Set theme for next meeting
  • 9:00PM – End

Location

As usual, our event is being hosted by Freerange Industries and takes place at the University of Cumbria’s Carlisle Business Interaction Centre at 4-5 Paternoster Row, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TT.

Tea, coffee, sweets and WiFi will be available.

Until then you should join us on Slack to keep the conversation going:

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Meeting: January 2017

Hello one and all,

I hope you had a merry Christmas and lovely new year. Code Cumbria is back, and takes place this Wednesday, the 25th of January (Burns night).

We’ll be kicking off Code Cumbria with two talks. The first is on the topic of Localisation by Jon Wainwright. As all nerds know, “localisation” is regularly shortened to l10n. Pretty neat, huh? Or P4y n2t h1h as I always say to myself.

After a short break we’ll slow things down a little as Andrew Donaldson talks to us about the subtle behavioural engineering at work in Stardew Valley.

We’ll then tackle the hard issues of the month with some Lean Coffee.

As usual in the downtime between meets you can have a bit of a gas on the Code Cumbria Slack. Not yet a member? Grab yourself an invite here, with the invitation code ‘scafell’.

Look forward to seeing you,

Andrew, David, Hannah and Jack