2019 Spring - 2021 Winter
The Game Creation Society is a student-led game development club at Carnegie Mellon. I’m honored to be elected as President of the Game Creation Society in 2020. In the fall semester alone, we have 100+ active members making 9 games in parallel.
I joined this club in my freshman year not knowing anything about game development. But my time at GCS has been exceptional, I learned so much, made so many games, and met so many cool people. Here are some notable accomplishments we achieved during my time as President.
- Attendence:We had a record turnout this year. At the start of the semester, we started with 250+ people attending our info session and booth showing interest to join and end up with 100+ people actually attending. By the end of the semester, we successfully released 8 games at Hunt Library.
- VR: We purchased our first VR headset as a club and made two VR games in the semester after.
- Unreal + Unity Stuco: We offered the first Unreal Engine course at Carnegie Mellon and continued our existing Unity student-taught course.
- Developer Fund: We started a fund with a few hundred dollars to support our developers
- GCS Library: We started a collection of assets that can be shared with all our members.
- Discord: Our Discord server continues to grow, now we have almost 600 members on the server.
- Industry Talks: We continued to host great industry talks.
- We hosted an info session with Epic Games for internship opportunity
- We have Rockstar Games gave the opening speech at our Pitch Fair.
- We also invited alumni to join us, including the Tech Lead at Unity, the Manager of Production at PlayStation Studios, and the Lead Character Artist at Heart Machine.
- Personally, during my three years at GCS, I’ve made six games including PC, Mobile and VR games.
To GCS Members
I’m very honored to lead the club in the past year. I want to thank all the execs, team leads, alumni, and most of all, our members for giving me such a great experience. I’ve no doubt the incoming execs will lead the club to the next great chapter, especially with the help of each and every one of you!