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:
Vice President/Art Officer – Annie Zhang
Vice President/Sound Officer – Parmpreet Gill
Vice President/Event Coordinator – Tiana Chamsi
Mock Studio Coordinator – Jane Grantham
Vice President/Outreach Officer – Annalivia Martin-Straw
Webmaster/Programming Officer – Rohan Venkatapuram
Art Officer/Writing Officer – Andrew Dunne
Production Officer – Zoey Laytart
Sound Officer – Autumn Moulios
Writing Officer – Celine Lafosse
Writing Officer – Ryan McCarty