About

Goals

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; whether you’re in the middle of your semester or the middle of your college career, you’re always welcome to stop by! Anyone from Brown or RISD, undergraduate or graduate is welcome, and no experience at all is required.

BRGD meets Saturdays from 12-4pm at the Brown Rockefeller Library in the Digital Scholarship Lab, but if you’re remote this semester, you can still participate! (Join our mailing list or email us directly for more information on how to participate remote/hybrid for the 2021-22 school year.)

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

Contact

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 2021-22 leadership includes:

Art: Georgia Liu, Nicole Strubinski, Angelo Jeon, Kevin Ho

Design: 😳

Programming: Logan Dooley, Ethan Asis

Sound: Zackary Entwistle

BRGD E-Board Alumni

Art: Mariel Rodriguez, Hanna Cha, Jenny Sun, Christina Qi, Shafi Adam, Grace Bright, Sadie Shipton, Dani Smith, Hannah Kim

Design: William “Bill” Marcy, Wenley Shen, Heidi Erwin, Morgan Evans, Jacob Migneault

Programming: Brandon Rothman, Dain Woods, Loudon Cohen

Sound: JD Calvelli