Who Are We?
We are the Young Game Developers Association (YGDA), an uplifting community of young developers interested in game development: the intersection of art, math, computer science, and game design.
Our Discord server is the heart of the YGDA community. It contains channels for all of the aspects of game dev, as well as places to get help and feedback. Most club-wide announcements go through the Discord.
Facebook tends to contain more of the administrative announcements, such as when elections are happening. The YGDA Facebook exists mainly to attract TJ students (since they're on Facebook anyway) and redirect them to the Discord.
Itch is a community for indie game developers (that's us!) to publish work without ridiculous overhead as well as run game jams: time crunches where you make a game with a team given a theme and wacky restrictions.
Alvan Caleb Arulandu
President (TJ ’23)
I am a self-taught developer who is extremely interested in applied mathematics and computer graphics. To me, game development is the prime example of interdisciplinary work; in the process of making games I love, I not only get to explore super cool algorithms but learn various creative software at the same time!
Vice President (TJ ’23)
Hello! I am just a student who wants to learn more about math and game design. I love playing and creating games and am especially interested in art and 3D Graphic Design. I would love to learn more and try things from the unknown. The joy of trying and trying again keeps me going!
Vice President (TJ ’25)
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Lecture Director (TJ ’23)
Hello there, I am an engineer/ computer scientist/ artist who simply loves learning how things work and making stuff. Game development is such an interesting field to me because it combines all of the things that make computer science and art fun and puts it into a medium that has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember
Secretary (TJ ’23)