2017 Events Archive



Nola Game Developers Meetup Dec '17 

NOLA Game Developers Meet Up is a regular monthly meeting of local developers and those interested in video game development. November and December meetups will be a happy hour and casual conversation at Barcadia. Regular scheduled programming to resume in January.

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge December 6th 

Come to the December IGDA Meetup and find out what LSU digital art students are up to in the field of game development. Video Game Prototyping is a multidisciplinary undergraduate class at LSU that features 8 students working on quick 2-D prototypes to develop proficiency in scripting, animation…

Nola Game Developers Meetup Nov '17 

NOLA Game Developers Meet Up is a regular monthly meeting of local developers and those interested in video game development. November and December meetups will be a happy hour and casual conversation at Barcadia. Regular scheduled programming to resume in January.

Jessica Hogan Talk 

Jessica Hogan - Lighting & Compositing Artist

Jessica Hogan is a Lighting and Compositing Artist who has created content for commercials, web, feature films, VR, and themed attractions. She works for Reel FX, one of the largest independent Animation studios in the country. Initially brought on…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge November 1 

We have a locally-sourced Louisiana lineup this month! Local musician Cohen Hartman will be premiering his newly created video game music, local game company Iron 27 will be promoting their new game Relik, and Adam Arinder of local video game podcast Gameware Express will talk about their upcoming…

FIFOCON Oct 26-29, 2017 

FifoCon is Louisiana’s newest annual convention, dedicated to showcasing the innovative activities in the fields of tabletop gaming, video gaming, maker’s movement, and cosplaying.

Inspired by fifolet lore (the Cajun Will O’ Wisp), FifoCon offers the chance for discovery and leads fans and…

Nola Game Developers Meetup October 17 

NOLA Game Developers Meet Up is a regular monthly meeting of local developers and those interested in video game development. Location TBA.

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge September 17 

Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month around 7pm at the address below.

As always, we'll have food provided by our sponsor - the Louisiana Technology Park.

LSU Science Cafe 

Feature Film VFX: Through The Looking Glass

LSU archaeologist Heather McKillop will talk about the search for ancient Maya underwater sites in Belize. LSU undergraduates and graduate students work as a team in the field and back at LSU in the Digital Imaging and Visualization in Archaeology, or…

Nola Game Developers Meetup September 17 

NOLA Game Developers Meet Up is a regular monthly meeting of local developers and those interested in video game development. Location TBA.

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge September 17 

Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month around 7pm at the address below.

As always, we'll have food provided by our sponsor - the Louisiana Technology Park.

Nola Game Developers Meetup August 17 

Hey all - the August meetup is this week on Thursday! We’re taking a field trip over to the inXile office on Oak Street for a panel/presentation on their recently released game, Mage’s Tale, followed by some demos of the game itself.

We’ll meet upstairs at the Oak Street Mellow Mushroom at 6pm for…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge 

Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month around 7pm at the address below.

As always, we'll have food provided by our sponsor - the Louisiana Technology Park.

Nola Game Developers Meetup Apr 17 

NOLA Game Developers Meet Up is a regular monthly meeting of local developers and those interested in video game development.

We're now meeting at Louise and TurboSquid on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Come hang out with other game developers in NOLA.

Drinks and general mingling to start at 6:0…

Kevin Mannens Talk 

Feature Film VFX: Through The Looking Glass

Kevin Mannens is an oscar-nominated and Annie Award winning technical director and visual effects designer who has been instrumental in close to a dozen Hollywood blockbusters.

During his career Mannens has worked at the world's leading visual effects…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge 

Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month around 7pm at the address below.

This month our speakers are So Good Games, a studio of student and professional game…

Nola Game Developers Meetup Apr 17 

The team at Launchpad has been gracious enough to offer us their space on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Come hang out with other game developers in NOLA.

Beers and general mingling to start at 6:00 at Capedeville. We'll move to Launchpad around 7:00 for game demos or presentations. New topics…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge 

Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month around 7pm at the address below.

As always, we'll have food provided by our sponsor - the Louisiana Technology Park.

Particle Fever - Indie Game: the Movie 

Particle Fever - Indie Game: the Movie

Join us for the latest DMAE Movie Night for a rare double feature. Come and watch a movie about science and about video games and see what they have in common!

Nola Game Developers Meetup Apr 17 

The team at Launchpad has been gracious enough to offer us their space on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Come hang out with other game developers in NOLA.

Beers and general mingling to start at 6:00 at Capedeville. We'll move to Launchpad around 7:00 for game demos or presentations. New topics…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge 

Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month around 7pm at the address below.

This month, the Chimerical Collective will be talking about their upcoming VR game, IXS Odyssey. This VR space themed sci-fi survival horror game started as a student project, but has grown into something much more.

LSU Video Game Symposium 

LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) and Digital Media Arts & Engineering (DMAE) are proud to announce the second Video Game Symposium. Join experts from around the country and see what is happening in this emerging field. Sign up now for free tickets and reserve your spot for this…

Chris Taylor - Career Musings 

You never know what to expect when Chris talks about his career and games he has worked on. Come listen to his adventures with game development that spans a career to is nearly 30 years in the making. Chris has been a designer, engineer, ran his own studios and has seen the industry from as many…

Robin Leboe and Rick Beaton - Sessionwire Demonstration 

Come see an alpha demonstration of the latest disruptive software meant to shake up the music industry. Robin and Rick will discuss how they see the future for audio professionals and a toolset that will help them navigate the future.

Robin Leboe Bio: With over 35 years experience as a musician…

Jeff - Game Development for Large Teams 

Jeff is giving a brief talk and workshop. His talk will be multi-faceted. Come and hear about his career, the challenges of large AAA development teams, EA Frostbite, EASTL and a coding workshop. If you are interested in working for any large engineering firm or game company this talk is a must see…

Mike Swanson - The Next 10 

Game Art technology trends for the next 10 years. Mike Swanson will share his opinions and experience on what Art technology trends will dominate the gaming industry over the next 10 years. The focus will be directed at High-end PC and VR technology.

Mike Swanson Bio: Mike Swanson has over 25 years…

Henry LaBounta - Learning to See 

How do you know when a game looks good? It’s subjective, and your very first impression of whether you like the game or not is based on what it looks like. Making great looking games starts with developing a critical, discerning eye. In this presentation I share what my eyes have learned over the…

Tad Leckman - Finding Your Place in Digital Production 

Studios that create video games, animation and visual effects are full of artists, engineers, designers and producers. But they also employ editors, trainers, DBAs, social scientists, data analysts, archivists, writers, and managers. Roles that used to be unique to visual effects are now in demand…

Nola Game Developers Meetup Apr 17 

The team at Launchpad has been gracious enough to offer us their space on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Come hang out with other game developers in NOLA.

Beers and general mingling to start at 6:00 at Capedeville. We'll move to Launchpad around 7:00 for game demos or presentations. New topics…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge 

Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month around 7pm at the address below.

Next week is our April Baton Rouge meetup, and our speakers will be Wisp Entertainment. They will be talking about their game Attack on Kitten which is currently on KICKSTARTER!!!

SIGGRAPH 2016 Animation Festival 

SIIGRAPH 2016 Animation Festival Screening

DMAE Film Series presents their next free screening of the 2016 SIGGRAPH Animation Festival. If you couldn't afford to go to SIGGRPAH last fall - no problem, you can still take part in their leading annual festival for the "most innovative, accomplished…

DMAE 7120 Film Screening 

Tim's Vermeer

As part of DMAE 1720 Interactive Design, Rapid Prototyping & Innovation, we explore many techniques. Some are innovative in developing a new concept. Others are reconstructive, using techniques in novel ways created by others.

Tim Jenison was an early pioneer in digital media who…

Nola Game Developers Meetup 

The team at Launchpad has been gracious enough to offer us their space on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Come hang out with other game developers in NOLA.

Beers and general mingling to start at 6:00 at Capedeville. We'll move to Launchpad around 7:00 for game demos or presentations. New topics…

LSU AdobeCreativeJam 

We’re honored to help support Baton Rouge’s first Creative Jam brought to you by Adobe and LSU! If you’re around the evening of March 14th, come check out a competition between LSU and surrounding universities’ top design talent, three speakers sharing their creative processes, networking and grub…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge 

The IGDA meeting in March will not be held on March 1st due to several of our members attending GDC. We will instead be meeting on March 8th. Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet every month…

Nola Game Developers Meetup 

The team at Launchpad has been gracious enough to offer us their space on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Come hang out with other game developers in NOLA.

Beers and general mingling to start at 6:00 at Capedeville. We'll move to Launchpad around 7:00 for game demos or presentations. New topics…

New Orleans Digital Media Tour 

LSU students interested in the games industry and digital media in the state will be visiting New Orleans Digital Media Companies. We will be going to Turbo Squid, inXile and Gameloft. In the evening join the NOLA Game Developers Meetup.

The event is limited and will be first come first serve. Please email Marc Aubanel with your interest and whether you will be arranging for your own transportation or need a lift to the event. Students will be responsible for providing…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge 

Monthly meetings consist of a wide variety of topics ranging from relative news in the industry to presentations from guest speakers. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month around 7pm at the address below. Due to the venue having other events booked please check both back rooms as we may have…

LSU Global Game Jam 

Innovation - Experimentation - Collaboration: 

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation). This is LSU’s fourth year as a participant in this exciting development festival. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that…

Nola Game Developers Meetup 

The team at Launchpad has been gracious enough to offer us their space on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Come hang out with other game developers in NOLA.

Beers and general mingling to start at 6:00 at Capedeville. We'll move to Launchpad around 7:00 for game demos or presentations. New topics…

D.A.D.A presents Low Poly Modeling 

TurboSquid is coming on January 19th! The Following talks will take place beginning at 12 in Art Building Room 330: Kate Voisin on Form Over Function: Impractical 3D Modeling for Illustrators, Ben Bickle (bbickle.artstation.com) on Low Poly 3D Modeling for Games, and Bob Marin on How to Meet Your…

IGDA Meet Up Baton Rouge 

This month Duck Block games will be talking a bit about their game Forsaken Castle as well as showing off their latest demo they've made for PAX.

http://duckblock.com/

About Forsaken Castle:

"Lily is a newly appointed paladin sent to investigate a decrepit castle occupied by a host of monsters…