Sunday, July 26, 2015

July Meet-Up Recap and Other News

The Fargo Game Makers meet-up returned this month to the newly established Prairie Den space (formerly CoCo co-working space) with a record attendance of 35 people this month!

Attendees got to check out the games that were created during the 24 Hour Game Jam. One playable game was a version of the classic Warlords game for Atari, that could have 4 people play at once. A sci-fi level was playable, and new fun variations were planned.

Another playable game was a digital graphic novel, where players would navigate a series of conversations and learn more about a group trying to cause the eventual collapse of the universe.

Next, we got to hear from Dave Binkard about his new game design class for kids, PODS Game Design. While teaching a game design class for kids at MSUM this summer, he saw the large amount of kids interested in game creation. With the PODS, they can now offer game design classes outside of the summer camp. Currently, Dave is running a Kickstarter campaign to help out with his business.

We also got to play test Dennis Frohlich's dice game SHIELDS at the end of the meet-up. It's a short two-player game about destroying your opponent's shields, mixing strategy and chance. Dennis unfortunately is moving to Pennsylvania next week, but we wish him and his work on SHIELDS the best of luck!

Upcoming Events and News

- Tuesday July 28th, the MSUM Planetarium is putting on its first gaming event. Come Play Artemis Spaceship-Bridge Simulator on the dome. There will be door prizes and refreshments. More info here

- Tech Tailgate was a great success last week, we had 9 meet-ups represented and over 150 people attend the tailgating at Fargo Brewing Company. Fargo Game Makers was there to represent the game making community here in Fargo-Moorhead.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

24 Hour Game Jam

A 24 hour Game Jam will be going on this Friday and Saturday at The Prairie Den space downtown. It will be a cool opportunity to try and build a game in just 24 hours, and get to meet more game makers here in Fargo.
If you're intested in joining or would like more details, email CJ Schnase at

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July Meet-Up Announced

We're back! Join us for an evening of sharing, connecting with other game makers in the FM area.

Fargo Game Makers will be meeting up July 21st 6 pm at the newly opened Prairie Den co-working space, which has taken the place of CoCo. The Prairie Den is in the same location as CoCo before.

Prairie Den 122 1/2 N Broadway, Fargo ND