IT Students Host "Just Build It" Gaming Workshop

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:51 PM
Category: School of Information Technology

Macon, GA

Want to build games? Join Middle Georgia State College IT students for "Just Build It," a gaming workshop conducted by Diego Rivera, Microsoft Developer Technical Evangelist.

The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Middle Georgia State's Macon Campus and is free and open to the public. Participants must register at They'll get an email after registering telling them exactly where on campus to go and what pre-workshop preparations to make. Lunch is included. For more information, email Amanda Johnson at

Scheduled sessions are:

Construct 2 for everyone - If you have no previous experience with game development but have a cool idea, this is the presentation for you. Construct 2 is a software created by the company Scirra that allows you to create 2D games for different platforms. In a few minutes Diego Lizarazo will create a small game, and then will proceed to give you the basics on how to create your own games. After this session you will be able to go back home and create the new Angry Birds, the next Flappy Bird, the new generation of Marios, Zeldas and Space Invaders. Your imagination will be the only limit.

Unity 3D - Have you ever wondered which tools you can use to create a professional looking game and be able to publish in different platforms with minimal effort? In this presentation you will be able to have an overview of Unity 3D and get the basics to turn yourself into a successful indie developer or be on your way to create your own small studio. Unity 3D is a flexible and incredibly powerful software that is supported by a vibrant community of game developers of all backgrounds around the world.

Game Dev Hands On - This session will be open for all attendees to ask questions about the different tools used during the event, to find ways to publish and support their own games and to network and be part of the fast paced game dev community of Georgia.

This event is presented by the Middle Georgia State School of Information Technology, Association of Information Technology Students, Gaming Club and Central Georgia's Information Security Systems Association.