We are Game Design and Art Collaboration (GDA)! We were founded in January 2015, by a small group of UC Santa Cruz students. Our mission statement is to promote the collaborative work of artists, musicians, programmers, and game designers, with an emphasis on networking and skill-sharing. That involves a few programs:
Over the course of every school year, we run the Mock Studio, where students pitch and then develop game(s) that we work on as a community. The Mock Studio is great for learning about the process and production of game-making from start to finish, and we highly recommend it; as a nice bonus, you’ll have a demo game to show off at the end of every school year!
We also run a variety of workshops and game jams separately from the Mock Studio to build game development skills.
Contact us if you have any questions!
Our current officers are:
President – Tiana Chamsi
Vice President & Production Officer – Jane Grantham
Design Officer – Tori Moore
Design Officer – Jessica Yoon
Design Officer – Alexa Medina
Sound Officer – Vinh Ta
Writing Officer – Seren Becker
Writing Officer – Celine Lafosse
Webmaster/Programming Officer – Rohan Venkatapuram