Student Game Developers is a CIO at The University of Virginia. The group was established in 2006 by Brice Morrison and Scott Geiser. Having gone under several changes since its founding, the group continues to support the creation of several original video games each semester and provides industry resources and contacts for aspiring game developers at The University.
Student Game Developers seeks to bring together student programmers and artists to provide opportunities to gain experience in game development through team projects. In addition, SGD seeks to explore and increase knowledge of the game development industry, while simultaneously help establish networking connections for its members. The intention of the group is not to simply play games, but to be actively involved in the art and science of creating them, whether as a hobby or as preparation for a career.
Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.