October meetup — Announce!

A call for help! Daylight hours are disappearing rapidly, and only you can save them! Actually, that’s false, as daily hours of sunlight are a function of the Earth’s axial tilt and the planet’s revolution about the Sun, and thus totally beyond our control. Allow us to propose instead a gathering of minds, games, and brews to distract us from the whims of astronomical happenstance: it’s time for another MEETUP!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Brasserie Artisanale l’Amère à Boire, 2049 rue Saint-Denis, 3rd floor

WHO: As always, musicians, artists, designers, coders, and everyone who loves to play and discuss and make videogames are welcome.

SPECIAL GUEST(S): This month, we’re very excited to have Jonathan Lavigne with us to talk about his experience as designer of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game. Part postmortem, part dev rant, we can pretty much guarantee that it will be the most excellent thing you have ever experienced for free.*


The Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) is coming up on November 8 and 9, and the Mount Royal Game Society is teaming up with sister groups from Canada and the US to get our party on and showcase some awesome games and projects from within our communities. Do you have something you’d like to see showcased at the event? If so, get in touch — we’d love to hear from you. More details forthcoming shortly, so watch this space!

*Guarantee subject to terms and conditions listed in the EULA. Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. Mount Royal Holdings, LLC. holds no liability for enlightenment, injury, or uncontrollable crying that may result from event. Always enjoy postmortems in moderation.


Meeting IV

This week, after a brief panic that the Mount Royal Game Society was about to get together somewhere in the realm of a reasonable temperature, the mercury climbed back up to “Uncomfortable,” and our fourth meetup was underway.

Despite the heat, we had another great turnout at the bar, with plenty of new faces in attendance as well as a visit from a few of our counterparts in Ottawa, the Dirty Rectangles. Thanks again to everyone who dropped by, presented a game, or simply contributed their body heat to the noble cause of melting lead at ambient room temperature.

Update: Check out Guert’s write-up here!

Stephen's Presentation

Minimalist presentation

Dirty Rectangles

The Cloud is a Lie


Announcement: September 2010 Meetup!

Slowly but surely, September is creeping up on us, ready to sucker-punch the summer wind right out of out lungs. We say: to heck with that! Let’s ring the month in with awesome friends, good beer, and excellent indie games! Cranky ol’ September will have no choice but to crack a smile and join in the merriment. Yes: it is time for a MEETUP.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 1, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Brasserie Artisanale l’Amère à Boire, 2049 rue Saint-Denis, 3rd floor

WHO: Anyone interested in creating games! As always, musicians, artists, designers, coders, and aspiring game-makers of all feathers are welcome!

This month, we’ll be doing a demo of some accessible but powerful game creation utilities. There are plenty of great tools for making games that don’t require any prior programming knowledge — perfect if you’re burning to make a game on your own but don’t know how to start, or are just curious to get your feet wet. Approaches, alternatives and secret cheat codes will also be discussed. Let’s get game-makin’!