Brown RISD Game Developers advocates the development of video games by students currently enrolled at the university. The groups seeks to provide these students with human, technical, and material resources to aid in their game development interest. BRGD provides ways for students to showcase their work to the rest of the student population and beyond. Most importantly, the group places the highest interest in its members’ personal and career development, through game development workshops known as Game Jams.

Additionally, the group works with the game development classes currently run by students at Brown University. The goal is to institutionalize one or more game development-oriented topics as official courses at Brown.

A Little History…

Originally founded as an interest group within the Brown Computer Science department, the group was initially targeted specifically to computer science concentrators. Since the 2014-2015 school year, however, the group has shifted focus to emulate an independent development team gathering talent from all recesses of Brown and RISD. We believe that anyone interested in video games should join the club and the adventure of making video games.

Weekly Meetings

The easiest way to get involved with BRGD is to come to meetings! It’s never too late to join! Most decisions are discussed and resolved during group meetings, which are scheduled weekly.

BRGD meets Saturdays from 12-4 pm at the Brown Rockefeller Library in the Digital Scholarship Lab.

If you’d like to get involved, or if you just want to keep tabs on BRGD, please subscribe to our mailing list.


If you want to stay up-to-date on the happenings in the group, we strongly recommend signing up for our public mailing list.

If you just want to get in touch with group leadership, send an email to gamedev-admin@lists.cs.brown.edu.

BRGD E-Board

The 2019-2020 leadership includes:

Art: Grace Bright, Sadie Shipton, Dani Smith

Design: Heidi Erwin, Morgan Evans, Shafi Adam

Programming: Dain Woods, Loudon Cohen

BRGD E-Board Alumni

Art: Mariel Rodriguez, Hanna Cha, Jenny Sun, Christina Qi

Design: William “Bill” Marcy, Wenley Shen

Programming: Brandon Rothman