What is SGD?

  • Stanford Game Dev, a weekly workplace for game development on campus

    • Whether you’re making a game on your own for class, or looking to start or join a new project, we’re happy to have you with us!

  • Game Jams

    • On occasion we will be hosting Stanford Game Jams, where students of all backgrounds can come together to make games in a 36 hour period! No experience required.

  • Meeting Schedule

    • Every Thursday 7-10pm @ School of Education rm 130!

Game Jam Creations

  • there’s this girl [link]

    • Experience love between two girls, earnest stargazers and still searching for their path in life. 
      The future is unclear: Will their dreams be broken? Will they walk different paths? And.. can their love be torn apart?

  • Gravity Garry [link]

    • Who is Garry? What is Garry? How is Garry?

  • Coming Out [link]

    • Coming Out is a queer game created for SGD's 2018 Fall game jam. It explores themes of queer experience, specifically the process of "coming out" which the author argues is a ritual often misunderstood.

  • Sinder [link]

    • Swipe on a girl on the dating app Sinder. Or not.

      • Playtime: 5 min

      • 4 different endings

  • 11th and Nowhere [link]

    • Welcome to the coffee shop on the  corner of 11th and nowhere. You are the lead barista, and also the only barista. Your job is very important - without you, where else where the boys, girls, angels, desert beasts, and various other neighborhood itinerants get their daily dose of caffeine? 

      But no one said the job would be easy -  dissatisfied customers have been known to throw bloody candlesticks, mysterious dust, or even bees. No one likes bees. On the bright side, you can eat pretty much unlimited cookies. On the down side, maybe bees. Well, in this economy, you're just grateful to have any job at all. 

      Time to greet your first customer!

  • Cabbage Farm [link]

    • Plant cabbages and ponder life. 

      Cabbage Farm is a visual novel created for Stanford's Fall Game Jam 2018, hosted by SGD. The game was created using Ren'Py, Visual Studio, BeepBox, and Aseprite.

  • Stratofortress [link]

    • A game by David and Siah Yong about building a fortress as it falls from the sky.

  • Qwopple [link]

    • A love letter to half-baked ragdoll physics games, and grappling hooks!

  • Doomed Descent [link]

    • 2-player platformer defense

Game Jam F.A.Q.

  • What the heck is a game jam?

    • It's like a hackathon, but with games! The emphasis is much more on creativity, storytelling, and novelty than on making a "product" really quickly.There's also a showcase at the end where you can compete for some cool prizes and meet with judges that work in the industry.

  • What if I don’t know how to make a game?

    • We’re happy to teach you! Before and during the main event, we’ll be hosting workshops to teach you how to use common tools and frameworks that allow anyone to make a game. And if coding is not your jam and you're looking to flex your art, writing, or music skills, then we'll be connecting you with people who do know how to code, as well as helping people make board games and social games! 

  • What does it cost? 

    • Nothing!

  • Who are you guys? 

    • We’re Stanford Game Developers, a new branch of Stanford Video Game Association that’s focused on video game development! 


  • Classes

    • CS 377g - Designing Serious Games

    • CS 146 - Game Dev in Unity (Fall Quarter)

    • CS 11 - VR/AR

    • English 190T - Video Game Writing

  • Youtube guides

  • Other campus resources

    • Green library: free to use consoles & games

    • Roble Arts Gym: Sundays 5-6pm VR open space for asset creation

 How to join our Discord server/mailing list