Today Jorge, Pete, Morgan, and I (Jim) met with David Bertram and Maria Palazzi at ACCAD. David is the systems administrator and handles everything with the ACCAD network, servers, etc. Maria is the director of ACCAD. The meeting was about formalizing our relations with ACCAD and clearing up some issues with our server which is located there at ACCAD. A lot of what we discussed would not be of any interest to any of you except for a few things. One of which is that we have decided on changing our url address. Our current address is hard to remember off the top of your head for the first time and thus is a hinderance to marketing our club. A shorter and more easily remembered url will be better. This is where you all can give your input. Head on over to the forums to post any ideas you have for what our new url should be and vote on some of the ones we are primarily looking at (games.osu.edu, gamedev.osu.edu, gameclub.osu.edu, gamecreation.osu.edu, gcc.osu.edu, …).
The end of the quarter is approaching as you all know. What better way to end winter quarter and bring in spring quarter, than with a GCC contest and development event! Over spring break we will be holding a few different game development events. We will have one contest which will begin at the beginning of spring break and end the Saturday at the end of spring break. The details are not finalized yet but we do know that it will be of similar format to the fall xna contest, except that we are leaning towards leaving the game development platform open. (not restricted to just xna or other languages). We do highly recommend using a platform such as Game Maker, Pygame, or Flash. Start looking around for your teammates and think of features you would want for your game. We will have a couple themes to choose from as a requirement for the contest just like the fall event. All of these details and other things will be talked about at our final winter quarter meeting on Wednesday March 16th in the same room Scott Lab 245, and same time of 6:45pm. We will have some extra food this time for the meeting, most likely including pizza!