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Welcome to the Game Analysis Design Interest Group at GMU!

We are a club dedicated to making games on a professional level. Our goal is to simulate working in a studio environment with a large team of 30+ people. At the end of every semester members can pitch game ideas to the club to be selected for the upcoming semester!

We also have guest speakers from big name studios like Bethesda and Firaxis.

If you want to work with an amazing team and are passionate about video games, GADIG is the club for you.


Meeting Times


Location: Art and Design Building - Room 2001

Time: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Announcements
Posted 1/23/18

November 3rd, 2018 at 12:00 PM, GADIG and GMUVAC will be hosting a game jam at Ike's on George Mason University's campus. The event will be open for anyone to join. Space and food is limited to those who RVSP'd. For those who are unable to come, the theme will be announced at the start of the jam. It is highly recommended to come at 11:30 am in order to form teams.

While the game jam event is going on, there will be a stream running to raise money for Extra Life via Twitch at twitch.tv/gadig_gmu. Those watching the stream will be able to enjoy a great host of people, watch a variety of games and donate to a good cause! For those who still want to donate, but are unable to join us, the donation link is here: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/gadigxgmuvac

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2018-2019 GADIG Officers

Chris Otey

Chris Otey

Chris is a Senior at GMU getting his degree in Computer Game Design. He's been playing and designing games for as long he can remember. He enjoys video games, movies, comics, and long walks on the beach. Oh and he occasionally writes stories and stories for games.

Favorite Game: Persona 4

Andrew Boisvert

Andrew Boisvert

Andrew is a Computer Game Design student at GMU and serves as GADIG’s vice president. His main artistic interest is in the synchronization of music with animation. He hopes to take the degree’s training in 3DS Max and Unreal Engine to pursue that interest.

Favorite Game: Tales of Symphonia

Genna Zitzmann

Genna Zitzmann

Genna is a Junior at George Mason University, majoring in Computer Game Design with an AVT minor. She spends most of her time outside of school and work making digital art and writing a comic. Through the Game Design program she hopes to learn as much as possible about both 2d and 3d art in pursuit of a job in animation

Favorite Game: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Jason Villanueva

Jason Villanueva

Jason Villanueva is a Computer Science Major at George Mason University who is studying to become a UX/UI developer. He recently joined GADIG and became its treasurer.

Favorite Game: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Sergio Conti

Sergio Conti
Sound Director

sconti@masonlive.gmu.edu

Sergio is currently a Junior in the Game Design program. He is a Bethesda fan with the intention of working there eventually. His passion for music stemmed from his experiences in band to competing in electronic music competitions. Some of his favorite soundtracks from games include: the Elder Scrolls series, the Fallout series, and Runescape.

Favorite Game: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Jake Durborow

Jake Durborow

Jake Durborow, the art director at GADIG, is currently a Senior at GMU and a major in Computer Game Design. He has been drawing ever since elementary school and almost never leaves home without a sketchbook. His focus in art is characters because, as a writer and artist, he loves to develop and give life and a personality to his drawings. When he isn't drawing, Jake is usually playing video games or ranting to his friends about how low tier his main characters are.

Favorite Game: Blazblue series

Andrew Conn

Andrew Conn
Programming Director

aconn2@masonlive.gmu.edu

Andrew Conn is a Computer Science major at GMU. He has enjoyed games for as long as he can remember, and loves building games and other software from the ground up. When not coding or playing games he enjoys, drumming, skateboarding and learning all things related to audio technology.

Favorite Game: The Elder Scroll III: Morrowind

Calvin Carlsen

Calvin Carlsen
Design Director

Calvin Carlsen is a Senior at George Mason University, majoring in Communication and minoring in Game Design. He hopes to one-day work as a narrative writer in games. As design director, he works to make all the big ideas thrown around into a manageable project.

Favorite Game: Pillars of Eternity

Jacob McFadden

Jacob McFadden

Jacob McFadden is majoring in Computer Game Design at GMU with a minor in Arts and Visual Technology. He enjoys playing a variety of games and learning about them. When working on game projects, while not often having a set role, he likes providing what he can for the team. Often his main enjoyment comes from tweaking with games and helping people realize what direction they want to go with their game projects.

Favorite Game: Starcraft 2