This will be our third meeting devoted to Mobile Game Development here in Minnesota.
This month's meeting will be held July 31st (the 5th Tuesday, this month), and the "main event" will be a roundtable discussion about new developments related to gaming for all the major mobile platforms. Specifically, we'll talk about announcements that were made last month at Google I/O, Apple's WWDC, and Microsoft's Surface event.
We are also going to have a "homework" discussion about "action puzzle games, like Tetris" for mobile platforms. Bring examples of your favorite games to share, and we'll talk about what makes these examples successful (or not successful) on mobile platforms, and how suited this subgenre is to mobile.
The location for this meeting will be the office of Code 42 Software:
1 Main Street, NE Minneapolis (in Riverplace, the entrance is off Hennepin and Main Street.)
6:30-7:00 - pizza & social time
7:00-7:15 - introductions
7:15-8:30 - presentations & discussions
MN Mobile Game Developers (http://mnmobilegames.com/) plan to meet the fourth Tuesday of every month. The focus will be on two things primarily: game design for mobile, and mobile game implementation. We'll emphasize community and open discussion more than lectures and presenations. (Though there will be at least one short presentation every month.) We'll talk about a wide range of topics, including graphic design, programming, sound, OS considerations, and new devices and trends in the mobile space.