Amp je GamP #2

Posted on 2012-10-09 in Uncategorized

This event is oriented at Dutch first year bachelor students. You’re very welcome to come all the same, but keep that in mind (see the Dutch post for more information)!

Particles Lecture/Workshop

Posted on 2012-10-09 in Uncategorized

This event is oriented at Dutch first year bachelor students. You’re very welcome to come all the same, but keep that in mind (see the Dutch post for more information)!

Amp je GamP #2

Posted on 2012-10-09 in Uncategorized

Vastgelopen met je code? Practicum stress? Wij bieden hulp bij GamP! Ouderejaars staan de hele dag voor je klaar om te helpen.

Wanneer: Maandag 15 oktober
Hoe laat: 11:00 – 15:00 (met uitloop)
Waar: Game Hall, BBL

Gratis fris & snacks!

GMT MasterLAN – First of the year!

Posted on 2012-10-01 in Uncategorized

On October 16th, we’ll be hosting the first GMT MasterLAN of the year. Get to know your fellow GMT masters by playing your favourite LAN games all evening long!

Everyone’s welcome, and it’s completely free! Drinks and snacks will be provided and when we get hungry, we’ll order pizza together (you have to pay for your own pizza, though).

What: MasterLAN
Where: Game Hall, BBL
When: October 16th, 17:00 – 24:00

Bring your own laptop & network cable, or let us know ahead of time you’ll be needing one of our computers — we only have 6 available ūüėČ
(If you happen to get bored of computer games, we’ve got a bunch of xboxes -with games-, too!)

GMT MasterLAN – First of the year!

Posted on 2012-10-01 in Uncategorized

On October 16th, we’ll be hosting the first GMT MasterLAN of the year. Get to know your fellow GMT masters by playing your favourite LAN games all evening long!

Everyone’s welcome, and it’s completely free! Drinks and snacks will be provided and when we get hungry, we’ll order pizza together (you have to pay for your own pizza, though).

What: MasterLAN
Where: Game Hall, BBL
When: October 16th, 17:00 – 24:00

Bring your own laptop & network cable, or let us know ahead of time you’ll be needing one of our computers — we only have 6 available ūüėČ
(If you happen to get bored of computer games, we’ve got a bunch of xboxes -with games-, too!)

The path to enlightenment.

Posted on 2012-09-22 in Uncategorized

By Adriaan Jansen – Two years ago I got in touch with DGDARC seriously for the first time. I just started my master, and thought it was time to get more involved into games for real. Maybe you’re in the same situation as I am in now.

I was a bit reluctant to enter DGDARC actively, because I always thought that it was not reeeally worth my time then. Or I thought I “was not ready yet for this sort of commitment”. But then I grew balls and joined in anyways. Two meetings later, due to pure (bad?) luck and a crisis in the organisation, I was chairman. Wait ,what? Since I just grew balls, I was kind of enjoying showing it off fanatically, and when the chance rose to be chairman, I took it with great enthusiasm. Of course, I had no idea that I was entering in all kinds of troubles.

Man there was a lot going on. There was a crisis as I mentioned in the organization which would have changed DGDARC significantly. I forgot to send in an application for sponsoring in time. I had to disappoint a few people on the way. It was stressful, and it even almost got the better of me.

Are you still interested in DGDARC after all that bad stuff? Good. I just want to make sure to separate the man from the boys. Because even though not all experiences were good, some were great. I got to learn a TON of new people, like the people from the Dutch Game Garden and like-minded people like Bas, Manuel and Maarten, who are now my partners in crime. I learned a ton about planning, networking, meetings etc. These things may sound ultra-boring, but they really help me in running a game company and managing the process now. I had many chances to learn more about games and team efforts as well. But best of all, organizing and participating with DGDARC learned me about taking responsibility for my endeavors. I realized that the world wouldn’t say to me: “Hey, here is a shitload of money, go make games”. It also wouldn’t say to me what I exactly had to do to start making games for a living. If I wanted to get into the industry, I’d had to pursue it myself and do it myself. With DGDARC I could hone my game making skills and my organizing skills in one shot. Even when things went horribly wrong, I tried to learn from my mistakes.

After being done with my chairmanship, I decided to turn it up a gear and start an indie games company with exactly those people I met during the events or chairmanship. We created Abbey Games, and we’re announcing our big project soon! I really see my time at DGDARC as a sort of entrepreneurs training, and I think I would be doing a lot worse without it. So if you REALLY want to join us in the game industry, be sure to participate in the activities they organize for you to get closer to your dreamjob!

Apps ON

Posted on 2012-09-22 in Uncategorized

Looking for a challenge during your summer vacation? “Apps ON”, an app-development competition, will start on the 15th of August. The goal is to develop an app that can be used in MBO/HBO/WO and research. For more information and a mailinglist, see: http://www.surfnet.nl/apps-on

The path to enlightenment

Posted on 2012-09-12 in Uncategorized

By Adriaan Jansen – Two years ago I got in touch with DGDARC seriously for the first time. I just started my master, and thought it was time to get more involved into games for real. Maybe you’re in the same situation as I am in now.

I was a bit reluctant to enter DGDARC actively, because I always thought that it was not reeeally worth my time then. Or I thought I “was not ready yet for this sort of commitment”. But then I grew balls and joined in anyways. Two meetings later, due to pure (bad?) luck and a crisis in the organisation, I was chairman. Wait ,what? Since I just grew balls, I was kind of enjoying showing it off fanatically, and when the chance rose to be chairman, I took it with great enthusiasm. Of course, I had no idea that I was entering in all kinds of troubles.

Man there was a lot going on. There was a crisis as I mentioned in the organization which would have changed DGDARC significantly. I forgot to send in an application for sponsoring in time. I had to disappoint a few people on the way. It was stressful, and it even almost got the better of me.

Are you still interested in DGDARC after all that bad stuff? Good. I just want to make sure to¬†separate¬†the man from the boys. Because even though not all experiences were good, some were great. I got to learn a TON of new people, like the people from the Dutch Game Garden and like-minded people like Bas, Manuel and Maarten, who are now my partners in crime. I learned a ton about planning, networking, meetings etc. These things may sound ultra-boring, but they really help me in running a game company and managing the process now. I had many chances to learn more about games and team efforts as well. But best of all, organizing and participating with DGDARC learned me about taking¬†responsibility¬†for my¬†endeavors. I realized that the world wouldn’t say to me: “Hey, here is a shitload of money, go make games”. It also wouldn’t say to me what I exactly had to do to start making games for a living. If I wanted to get into the industry, I’d had to pursue it myself and do it myself. With DGDARC I could hone my game making skills and my organizing skills in one shot. Even when things went horribly wrong, I tried to learn from my mistakes.

After being done with my chairmanship, I decided to turn it up a gear and start an indie games company with exactly those people I met during the events or chairmanship. We created Abbey Games, and we’re announcing our big project soon! I really see my time at DGDARC as a sort of¬†entrepreneurs training, and I think I would be doing a lot worse without it. ¬†So if you REALLY want to join us in the game industry, be sure to participate in the activities they organize for you to get closer to your dreamjob!

Apps ON

Posted on 2012-07-13 in Uncategorized

Zoek jij nog een leuke uitdaging voor in je vakantie? 15 augustus gaat “Apps ON” van start. Dit is een landelijke wedstrijd voor het maken van Apps die bedoeld zijn voor hoger onderwijs en onderzoek. Er is een al een mailinglijst om up-to-date the blijven. Voor meer informatie, zie http://www.surfnet.nl/apps-on

DGDARC Advanced Graphics Lecture

Posted on 2012-06-20 in Uncategorized

Marries van de Hoef and Bas Zalmstra will give a lecture on Advanced Computer Graphics. They will focus on several new techniques, such as GPU particle physics, advanced culling, the newest improvements on deferred shading, and more. The lecture is an updated version of last year’s lecture.
The techniques will be discussed at a conceptual level without much mathematical detail to ensure the lecture is accessible. Only basic knowledge about Computer Graphics is required to attend.

Practical information:

  • on Thursday 28th of June, 15:00-17:00
  • in AARD-Groot.
  • language: English.

No registration required. Drinks in the break will be provided!