AMA #6: Keegan O’Rourke, Artist/Generalist at Strange Loop Games

This is a transcript of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with Keegan O’Rourke, hosted by the IGDA Student SIG. If you’re interested in doing an AMA with students, you can sign up here.

Keegan works at Strange Loop Games in Seattle. He’s currently working on Eco, an award-winning, Minecraft-like survival game about how your actions affect the environment.

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AMA #5: Victor Brodin, Lead VR Developer at Invrse

This is a transcript of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with Victor Brodin, hosted by the IGDA Student SIG. If you’re interested in doing an AMA with students, you can sign up here.

Victor is a Swedish, post-rock drummer who also makes indie VR games at Invrse. His company recently released The Nest: Multiplayer on Steam (full disclosure, I too work at Invrse, but not on this project).

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AMA #3: Christina, Customer Support at Twitch

This is a transcript of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with Christina, hosted by the IGDA Student SIG. If you’re interested in doing an AMA with students, you can sign up here.

In addition to working at Twitch, Cristina has also been organizing a community for Latinos in Gaming. Follow her on Twitter.

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AMA #2: Eric Cagle, Game Designer

This is a transcript of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with Eric Cagle, hosted by the IGDA Student SIG. If you’re interested in doing an AMA with students, you can sign up here.

Eric Cagle has 20 years of game design experience and has worked on projects for Wizards of the Coast, Microsoft Game Studios, the Star Wars franchise, and more. Check out his full portfolio.

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AMA #1: Samantha Rose, Game Developer

This is a transcript of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with Samantha Rose, hosted by the IGDA Student SIG. If you’re interested in doing an AMA with students, you can sign up here.

Samantha Rose is a Unity Developer for uGen. She previously worked at an indie game studio that she founded. See her full portfolio and follower her on Twitter.

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Meet the New Co-Chairs of the Student SIG

Hello everyone!

Allow me to introduce the Student SIG’s two new co-chairs:

  1. Aaron Oak is an indie game developer. He currently does UI design, community management, and production for the upcoming fighting game Cerebrawl.
  2. Gregory “Rory” Ksionda is a hobbyist game programmer. Rory is currently working in the tech industry as a programmer at Mixpanel.
  3. And of course, I’m still here, so I’ll reintroduce myself: I’m Livio De La Cruz, a freelance programmer who specializes in Unity and VR. I work with a lot of indies/startups.

All of us are in Seattle, WA in the United States.

The Student SIG is getting ready to tackle the new school year. If you lead an academic chapter, you’ll be receiving an email about annual chapter renewal soon.

Also please join our Discord Server! We’re planning on having Discord be the main hub for the Student SIG community going forward.