Due to current restrictions because of COVID-19, RU COGS will NOT be meeting in person in the Spring semester of 2021. Please join our discord to communicate with COGS members and participate in the club.

Rutgers will host a Global Game Jam site in 2021. Please join our discord for more information, or view an FAQ here.




    Events

    In addition to weekly club meetings, COGS will be hosting game nights and social events throughout the year. Please join the mailing list or Discord to keep informed of upcoming COGS events.

    About Us

    The Rutgers University Creation of Games Society is dedicated to researching, learning, understanding, and teaching the techniques and theories used in video game development in an environment to foster growth in students who have a passion for game design. The meetings provide a place for members to expand their knowledge of concepts and design paradigms used in video game development and broaden mindsets for future use in related fields. COGS encourages collaboration and communication between the different disciplines that encompass game development, including but not limited to: computer science, visual art, music composition, and creative writing. The ultimate goal of COGS is to help stimulate growth in all aspects of game development and supply students with relevant skills applicable to future careers.

    How to Join

    The first step to joining COGS is to join the mailing list or Discord. This is where we will provide information about our meetings and events that we plan to hold over the year. You will also be able to share your projects, awesome arts and sounds, and just overall general discussions about game/game development!


FAQ

What's happening in the Spring 2021 semester?

While Rutgers remains remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue using Discord as our main communication, lounge, and general meeting space!

When and where does COGS meet?

Tuesdays 7 pm - 9 pm on Discord.

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What are the goals of the club?

At COGS we like to enjoy, develop, and be inspired by both games and game development. We provide the resources for both leader-led projects, where a club leader with experience will guide the development of a game, and for other members' individual projects.

What if I can't code?

COGS is the perfect place for people who want to explore ALL aspects of game development. This means we accept all artists, music composers, programmers, etc with open arms! If you have an idea for a game, or just want to learn how to make them, COGS will help you find a place to apply what you're good at.

How does COGS help me?

Since what we do as a whole involves working, discussing, and creating projects in a team-based environment, your experience at COGS will be a good point of reference for your resume, and contribute to your portfolio of projects. Also, COGS is the perfect place to find friends who love games just as much as you do!