We're many and varied, but here are some gaming groups at SPSU. If you know of more, please let us know!
Our goals are:
Our inaugural meeting was held in 2008. In an auspicious start, we discussed randomness and choice, and their impact on fun in games. After a brief discussion of "Candy Land" and "Ricochet Robots," we launched into a nice game of "Citadels."
The student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) has close ties to the gaming initiatives at SPSU.
On October 2, 2008, the ACM hosted a talk entitled "Neo-Shamans: Computing as Indistinguishable from Magic."
ACM is also about fun. In October 2009 the group met for a Halloween Party which included co-op play of Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor (graciously donated by Tripwire) and we tested out the new Will-It-Blend blender on a computer mouse.
Other community groups related to gaming and computing are also being formed. Please check back for more information, including information on the upcoming group focused on game servers led by Roger Butler.