Hello everyone! If you weren't aware last weekend was Global Game Jam, the largest game jam in the world! This year JDE had the opportunity to team up with two other awesome organizations. The first one being DeFRAG (DePaul Fundamental Research in Academic Gaming) and the second being IGDA: Chicago, Chicago's IGDA chapter. Since we … Continue reading Global Game Jam
A couple weekends ago we had our first Virtual Reality (VR) game jam! We had the wonderful opportunity to team up with a VR lounge in Lincoln Park called Arthropod VR. It's a relatively new lounge and is the first one in Lincoln Park. For this game jam, we decided to make it 24 hours. … Continue reading First VR Game Jam
What a weekend! This past weekend some JDE members participated in Spooky Game Jam 2018, organized by the Voxelles, Sugar Gamers, and IGDA Chicago. This year it took place 2112 Chicago's lovely facility. With the theme being fear with had members in three different groups during the Jam. One team contained Thomas Newsome and Kailey … Continue reading Spooky Jam
Hi folks, Kailey here for a mid-quarter status update. JDE recently restarted up a club at DePaul called "Well Played". This club takes the structure of a book club and applies it to video games! This quarter we decided to play one game throughout the whole quarter so we're playing Super Mario RPG. We've had … Continue reading Mid-Quarter Mile
Hi everyone, JDE team here to give you a little snippet of the exciting Friday we just had! This past Friday we had the opportunity to attend Bit Bash, Chicago's Game Festival, and had Autumn Taylor from Owlchemy Labs come in and give is a talk about preconceived designs and her experience in VR. This … Continue reading Bit Bash & Owlchemy Labs Presentation!
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Hey gang it's Kailey again this time with a radical game jam recap This past weekend, July 6th- 8th, we had another awesome game jam hosted by Vamped Games creators of Funk Unplugged! The theme was "Music was just Wiggly Air". We had a wonderful turn out and created two teams to participate. The first … Continue reading Vamped Games Jam Recap
Hey gang! Kailey here, First, a big thank you to BuddyCops, the creators of OmniBus, for coming and speaking to us. As the co-creators, Amir and Jeremy, gave their post-mortem talk, they laid down some helpful tips about the making of their game, OmniBus! After an introduction, they gave a brief history of the game. The … Continue reading BuddyCops: A Look Into OmniBus