History

History

2004

GCS is born! Founders include Curt Bererton, Chris DeLeon, John Nesky, and Greg Peng. The club holds its first meeting on February 27, hosts its first guest speaker on April 23, and finishes its first game, Dragon Of Shiuliang, on May 7.

GCS also starts its Lending Library (thanks to generous donations from a CMU professor and a GCS member) and paints the Fence for the first time - a tradition that continues today!


2005

GCS celebrates 15 completed projects.

GCS holds its first officership elections for the next semester.

2006

The site receives a new web address and its first major overhaul.


2007

GCS runs its own bake sale.

2008

GCS pivots its gamemaking process and focus towards smaller and simpler projects, with more focus on learning new skills.

2010

The website goes through its second major redesign, moving to a more stylized dark theme and streamlining the layout.


2013

GCS celebrates its 100th game: Retrograde!

2014

The GCS Cabinet is built! The Cabinet is one of the club's most distinct products, providing a unique, classic way to play student games.

The website goes through its third overhaul, switching to a lighter color scheme and removing the forum.


2016

The GCS Discord is created and becomes the primary hub for interactions between members and club announcements.


2019

The club's official StuCo is created and taught by GCS President Carter Williams and Director of Development Adrian Biagioli.

GCS creates the Game Bytes program, a minigame collection series for new developers. It is conceptualized by Tomas San Miguel and led by Vice President Jan Orlowski.

This website is overhauled for the fourth and final time, this time by Chief of Operations Dominic Calkosz. The new design focuses on presentation and futureproofing.


2020

GCS initiates the Unreal Fast Track, a program to help students develop games using the Unreal game engine, in partnership with Epic Games.

GCS transitions to remote game creation, playtesting, and meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Officer History

2020 (Current)

Treasurer: Adrian Mester
President: Dominic Calkosz
Vice President: Jessica (Jess) Cao
Chief of Operations: Joseph Perrino
Public Relations Lead: Kalpa Anjur
Director of Development: Woody McCoy

2019

Director of Development: Adrian Biagioli
President: Carter Williams
Chief of Operations: Dominic Calkosz
Vice President: Jan Orlowski
Public Relations Lead: Jessica (Jess) Cao
Treasurer: Tiger Jia

2018

Director of Development: Adrian Biagioli
Treasurer: Carter Williams
Systems Administrator: Jan Orlowski
Public Relations Lead: Sophia Qin
President: Tomas San Miguel

2017

Director of Development: Adrian Biagioli
Systems Administrator: Jan Orlowski
Treasurer: Matthew Bofenkamp
Public Relations Lead: Sophia Qin
President: Tomas San Miguel

2016

President: Rachel Moeller
Director of Development: Tomas San Miguel
Public Relations Lead: Madeline Duque
Systems Administrator: Roger Liu
Treasurer: Miranda Jacoby

2015

President: Rachel Moeller
Director of Development: John Choi
Public Relations Lead: Madeline Duque
Systems Administrator: Roger Liu
Treasurer: Miranda Jacoby

2014

Systems Administrator: Gregory Rose
President: MacKenzie Bates
Director of Development: Cory Chang
Public Relations Lead: Alex Moser
Treasurer: Kim Lister

2013

President: Evan Shimizu
Director of Development: Leon Zhang
Public Relations Lead: Alex Moser
Systems Administrator: Jane Threefoot
Treasurer: Kim Lister

2012

President: Connor Fallon
Director of Development: Evan Shimizu
Public Relations Lead: Katie Chironis
Systems Administrator: Timothy Vaughan
Treasurer: Jane Threefoot

2011

President: Connor Fallon
Treasurer: Katie Chironis
Director of Development: Duncan Boehle
Public Relations Lead: Valeria Reznitskaya
System Administrator: Billy Keyes

2010

President: Connor Fallon
Director of Development: Duncan Boehle
Public Relations Lead: Valeria Reznitskaya
Systems Administrator: Billy Keyes
Treasurer: Kyle Neblett

2009

Director of Development: Eric Butler
President: Kristin Siu
Public Relations Lead: Sarah Scialli
Communications Administrator: Susan Lin
Systems Administrator: Dmitry Portnoy
Treasurer: Kyle Neblett

2008

Director of Development: Eric Butler
President: Andrew Fox
Systems Administrator: Geoff Cameron
Public Relations Lead: Erin McCarty
Treasurer: Adam Greene

2007

Advisor, Cofounder: Chris DeLeon
Chief Operating Officer: Greg Peng
General Manager: Raphael Mun
Information & Access Admin: Andrew Fox
Public Relations Lead: Diana Archer
Communication Admin: Justin Lokey
Chief Financial Officer: Henry Wladkowski

2006

General Manager: Roy Concepcion
Chief Operating Officer: Matt Sarnoff
Information & Access Admin: Andrew Fox
Public Relations Lead: Robert Strickland
Communications Admin: Jeff Baxendale

2005

Organizer/President: Chris DeLeon
Meeting Minutes: Matt Sarnoff
Server Administrator: Tom Cauchois:
Advertising: Jimi Okelana

2004 (Fall)

Cofounder, Organizer/President: Chris DeLeon
Meeting Minutes: Matt Sarnoff
Advertising: Jimi Okelana

2004 (Spring)

Cofounder: Chris DeLeon
Founder, Main Organizer: Curt Bererton
Cofounder, Website Designer: Parhaum Toofanian