What is BIG Night?
It's Bloomington Independent Game Night! BIG Night is a monthly gathering of independent game designers and players from all around central Indiana. Come and see what games are being made in your area or show off your own projects! Games of all types (mobile, PC, board, card, etc.) and levels of polish are welcome.
When is the next one?
Where is it?
Meeting room 1C on the ground floor of the Monroe County Public Library
- Aug 18, 2014 Summer BIG Night
BIG Night presented by
Before the next school year starts come meet IU’s newest professor, Mike Sellers! Mike has worked on a broad spectrum of games, from mainstream titles like The Sims 2 and Ultima Online to indie games like Realm of the Mad God. He’ll be showing off his latest personal game project. As always, come on out to show off your own game, play the games brought by others, and get to know the Bloomington game scene!
This past weekend we hosted the Global Game Jam, and we had three very different games come out of this year’s theme, which was “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
First is Kaiju Tour Guide, a Unity game about trying to be a good tour guide, and not destroy the city you’re showing off. Second is Lumiukko, a tower defense game you can invert the goals of, because sometimes you just need people to like you. Last, but certainly not least, is Rollochrome, a mobile game where you need to constantly tap the screen to change what level of reality you’re phased in to.
Congratulations to everybody for getting something playable together in such a short time frame!
Our final BIG Night of the year is going to be December 13, 2013. As usual, it will be at sproutbox. Come show off all the hard work you’ve done this year making games and see what everyone else has been up to.
This summer, BIG Night is going to be July 12th to cap off a week of game creation at the first annual Game Dev Camp (games.indiana.edu). As always, come on out to show off your game, play with other people, and network. In addition, campers will be on hand to demo their games, made over the course of a week.
The second BIG Night of 2013 has the theme of tabletop games.
- Mike Trotzke will present his new venture capital card game.
- Elizabeth Steward will show off her board game.
- Kevin Makice will demo his board game Party On!
- As a special treat, Adam Ploshay & Joey Baird will talk about their Global Game Jam entry, Rescue Beats, which is now FREE on the iOS and Google Play app stores!
More presenters will be announced before the event. Contact will at studiocypher.com if you’d like to present on the tabletop topic.