The Games Den is the next iteration of the Video Game Art and Design Club (VGAD), which has served as the chief club for U of A game developers since 2010.
Our Core Pillars
We like to have all sorts of discussions and presentations from friends and members of our community.
We host game jams and provide guidance for people making games.
We play games to have fun, hang out, and learn from them.
Executive team 2019-2020
President - Atharv Vohra
As President, Atharv is responsible for setting the club's goals and direction, calling meetings, representing the club, and talking about UX design a lot.
Top games: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Hidden Ability: Caffeine Fueled - Can accomplish any task after a freshly brewed, rich flavour profile coffee.
VP Administration - Hugh Bagan
Hugh's role as VP Administration is to assist the executive team, ensure the club is running smoothly on a day-to-day basis, and to not talk about UX design a lot.
Top games: Fire Emblem, Golden Sun, Advance Wars
Theme Song: Good Times Bad Times by Led Zeppelin
VP Finance - Erron Jacob Meneses
EJ is our treasured keeper of Finance who manages the club's accounts, grant applications, fundraising, and fund-razing.
Top 3 Games: Endless Legend, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Insurgency
Passive: Keep Writing - Writes everyday, even when he's not supposed to.
Hidden Ability: Cult of Personality - Correctly name all the groups this guy is involved with to get a prize.
VP Internal - Seth Karstad
Seth, our VP Internal, is responsible for the club's internal communications among members as well as social media, events, and discord emotes.
Top Games: Mario series, Gone Home, What Remains of Edith Finch, Firewatch.
Special Ability: Height - Easily reach tall shelves, +4 to Basketball checks, and advantage on Perception checks while in crowds.
VP External - Nathaniel Romance-Senneville
As VP External, Nathaniel looks after our outgoing communications to external parties such as the U of A, the Students' Union, other clubs, and aliens.
Top 3 Games: Cataclysm DDA, Cortex Command, Strike Force Heroes
Passive: Very Punny - Increase Critical Range to 18-20 for Pun Based interaction. (Hint: They're all pun based interactions.)
VP Publicity - Amy Mallon
In her role as VP Publicity, Amy is responsible for working with the executive team to advocate and advertise the club by any means necessary.
Top games: Legend of Zelda series, Nancy Drew mystery games, Halo
Theme Song: 8 Bit Adventure by AdhesiveWombat