Speech / Panel at YSU’s McDonough Museum

speach At YSU October13-2015


Bill, Andrew and Kendra have been invited to give a speech about game development. They will be discussing their experiences in game development and then taking a Q and A session at the end.


The event is free. See you there!

Official Press Release from Leslie at McDonough Museum

Guest Lecture • Youngstown Game Developers Group


Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30-6:30pm, McDonough Auditorium Kendra Corpier of Eimear Studios, Bill Jones, and Andrew Pavlick are game designers and developers as well as co-organizers of the


Youngstown Game Developers Group.


“A Day in the Life of an Indie Game Developer”


Kendra is a professional graphic designer by day and professional indie game developer by night. She is the founder of Eimear Studios and organizer for Youngstown Game Developers. She has a variety of experience in the video game industry, from being a QA tester in her early years, to working for studios, and even being a part of video game press. With her indie studio, she creates, designs, produces and publishers her games, from concept to finish. Kendra believes the best part about being indie, is the freedom to create and learn on her own terms.


Bill is a professional software engineer whose passion for game development has led to many great experiences. Bill has presented at the indie mega booth at PAX East and has frozen his butt off and become sleep deprived at several Global Game Jams at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He is a co-organizer of the Youngstown Game Developer Meetup and has contributed to several games that have reached various levels of notoriety. Bill believes that games represent the best melding of art, entertainment, and design and is always looking for interesting people to collaborate with.


Andrew’s professional work encompasses everything from real-time graphics to 3D printing, including (but not limited to): custom 3D characters for SpeechPathology, environments and prop modeling for Fresenius Kabi, and recording motion capture and custom character rigging for training and medical simulations. He was a co-founder of Enyx Studios, and currently operates his own business, Create a Andrew Pavlick (CAP). Computer graphics is an incredibly fast-paced industry and Andrew’s goal is to support independent and small studios in the creation of triple-A content.

Official Press Release from Youngstown Game Developers

YOUNGSTOWN GAME DEVELOPERS SPEAKING at YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY


Local Independent Game Developers’ Speech Panel About Independent Game Development


Youngstown, OH, October 10, 2015 –


Leslie Brothers of McDonough Museum has invited Kendra Corpier, Bill Jones and Andrew Pavlik of the Youngstown Game Developers to speak at Youngstown State University’s McDonough Museum on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The discussion will be about independent game development and what it takes to make a video game with a small team.


Kendra Corpier – A professional graphic designer by day and professional indie game developer by night. She is the founder of Eimear Studios and organizer for Youngstown Game Developers. She has done a lot in the video game industry, from being a QA tester in her early years, working for studios, and even being a part of video game press. With her indie studio, she creates, designs, produces and publishes her games, from concept to finish. Kendra believes the best part about being indie, is the freedom to create and learn on her own terms.


Bill Jones – A professional software engineer whose passion for game development has lead to many great experiences. Bill has presented at the indie mega booth at PAX East and has frozen his butt off and become sleep deprived at several Global Game Jams at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He is a co-organizer of the Youngstown Game Developer Meetup and has contributed to several games that have reached various levels of notoriety. Bill believes that games represent the best melding of art, entertainment, and design and is always looking for interesting people to collaborate with.


Andrew Pavlik – Spends most of his days pushing polygons to make the world a better place. Andrew’s professional work encompasses everything from real-time graphics to 3D printing, including (but not limited to): custom 3D characters for SpeechPathology, environments and prop modeling for Fresenius Kabi, and recording motion capture and custom character rigging for training and medical simulations. He was a co-founder of Enyx Studios, and currently operates his own business, Create at Andrew Pavlick (CAP). Computer graphics is an incredibly fast paced industry and Andrew’s goal is to support independent and small studios in creation of triple-A content.

About Youngstown Game Developers

The Youngstown Game Developers is a local a MeetUp.com group that began in October 2014. YGD is a group that gives the local (Youngstown, OH, Mahoning County, Trumbull County, Hermitage, PA and any other towns in between), game developers a place to learn and talk about all the aspects of game development. We are always looking for new members to learn, teach and discuss game development.

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