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Summer Game Designers' Guild Meetings

We aren't stopping just because it's summer!   There are games to be made, and we're going to make them!


Our summer meetings will be:


Friday, May 24, 5:30-9, Hinds Hall 011

Wednesday, June 26, 5:30-9, Hinds Hall 347    (note - NOT Friday, NOT ground floor)

--Postponing the July 19th meeting--  Stay tuned for replacement.

Friday, August 23, Hinds Hall 011


Come out and join us!


Next Game Designers' Guild: April 26

Our final Game Designers' Guild meeting for the semester is April 26.


We will meet in Hinds 011 at 5:30.   As always, we will have some kind of social activity from 5:30-6, then a formal meeting from 6-7, and open time for playtesting and gaming from 7 onward.

Our guest will be Brian Mayer, who has been creating transformative games for the recreational market and for school library programs.  


Tiny Games Kickstarter

There is a current Kickstarter project (running through April 13) that I feel is very important.   I decided to make a short video about it to help raise awareness of the project.

The project is called Tiny Games, and it is out of a studio in the UK called Hide & Seek. They are developing an app/PDF with hundreds of small games that you play in the physical world with other people.

This app/PDF is all about enabling you to play with the people around you.  I made a video in support of this campaign.  It’s not a paid video, nor did they even ask for this.  (they don’t even know I’m doing it!)  I just feel this is very important, so I want to help get the word out.

You can see my video at

and you can support the project at


New Blog section on classes

There's a new section in the Becuase Play Matters blog - the Syracuse University Game Related Classes.  The idea is that we are gathering all of the courses across campus that are related to games and putting them into one place.


You can find that information using the matching tab at the top of the page!


NASAGA Tweetchat on March 26 from 9-10 PM Eastern

If you are interested in talking about Meaningful Gamification, follow the hashtag #nasagachat in Twitter on March 26 from 9-10pm Eastern.  If you aren't on twitter, you can follow the chat at