The “Make Video Games” group at PS:1 came into existence about 12 months ago with a credo of “half art, half code.” Each session features a unique workshop, with a priority on demos.
Typically newcomer demos are featured first, followed by a code review of something simple, yet spectacular, in Unity 3D.
Workshops also focus on the creative aspects of game-making, including narrative design and game mechanics. Projects have ranged from pencil-and-paper board games to a storyline for a game that hacked a telephone automation system.
The focus for 2018 will be on hands-on workshops in creation of immersive content to be ported to multiple VR and AR (and XR) platforms, including HTC Vive, Oculus, Windows MR, Galaxy Gear and whatever the group can get its hands on.
Over time, the group has attracted the participation of talented professional game makers and video artists. For example, PS:1 member Mark Creasy 3D scanned his head and the PS:1 kitchen to pop out this psychedelic gem:
Here’s a bit of behind-the-scenes on how Mark scanned the room for the video:
For more of this goodness, of course, show up at the next session of “Make Video Games.”