The 2017 West Virginia Game Developers Expo will be this Friday October 27th from 9am to 5pm at the Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington.
The event brings companies, speakers, programmers, artists, players together from around West Virginia and surrounding states to learn about the filed of video gaming development in professional and passionate environment.
The keynote speaker for this year is Justin McElroy, the host or co-host of several podcasts such as “My Brother, My Brother and Me” (now a TV show), Sawbones, and The Adventure Zone; and on YouTube series “Monster Factory” and “Things I Bought at Sheetz” . He co-founded the gaming site Polygon where he writes and makes videos for.
There several sessions on different topics to help guide people in video game creation. There will also be workshops on Unity Fundamentals and Advanced Creation Tools in Unity sponsored by 28:12 Studios, and an advanced level workshop using SOLID sponsored by Lasso Games.
Exhibitors at the event include 28:12 Studios, Lasso Games, Multithreaded Games, Isotower, Wraith Games, Vandalia Softworks, Sleepy Owl Software, Stonicorn, Marshall University, Mountwest College, Collins Technical Center, and others showing off their works and games. There is also an artist alley and an e-sports area sponsored by eSports @ Mountwest. Mountwest Cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch purchases.
Junior and Senior high school and college students get in free. All others are $15. Since this is a professional event so those under seventeen are asked not to come.
If you have an interest in video game creation or the people behind it, I would suggest making a trip to check this out.