Ludum Dare Game Dev Competition

Our next event will be August 22nd – 24th! We’re going to be participating in the Ludum Dare Game Development Competition. Ludum Dare is an international ‘for fun’ game development competition that is run three times each year; April’s competition had almost 2500 games submitted. The competition runs from 8pm Friday August 22nd to 8pm August 25th. Must be at least 18 years old to attend.

We’ll be hosting an event throughout the weekend starting at 6pm Friday night and ending Sunday evening (and probably breaking for sleep :). We’ll also be keeping a google hangout running for anyone joining from home. No experience is required, and teams are encouraged; we’ll have some experienced developers participating to help give pointers. It’s a great way to learn about programming, rapid design, development, and have a great time while doing it!

Hope to see you there!


The LAN Party was an awesome success, thanks to everyone who came out! We had a great time, met new friends and played some awesome video and board games. Definitely going to be a repeat event, hope to see everyone and more at the next one! 😀

LAN & Game Party

MWTMC is kicking off the summer with a LAN & Game party on Saturday, July 26th from 11AM to 11PM! Anyone is welcome, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the party. We will be playing a variety of computer games and board games, so there will be something fun for everyone to enjoy. Pizza and soda will be provided. More details for each follow.

Note: An optional $10 donation to cover costs is appreciated.
Cash, check, and card (via Square) are accepted

PC Games

We are offering a mix of free and paid games for this LAN party. Don’t worry if you don’t own any games — you can always download and play the free ones!

Games to play:

For computer games, there are a few requirements:

  1. Bring your own computer, power cord, and accessories.
  2. Please bring your own 15-25 foot ethernet cord. We will have a limited number of extras.
  3. Please have Steam installed and running on your machine.
  4. Please preload as many of the games as possible. Internet connectivity is available, but not enough for everyone to download all their games.
  5. We will have copies of the Steam backups for you to load, but this does not preclude the Steam rule that you must own the game you are trying to install.

Board Games

Multiple board games will be provided at the centre. Please feel free to bring your own games, but try to ensure that the games are appropriate, as children may be present.

Board games include:

  • Zombie Flux
  • Risk
  • Munchkin
  • Monopoly
  • Pictionary
  • Race For the Galaxy
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Killer Bunnies
  • Seven Wonders
  • Small World


Our address is:

104 Roosevelt Rd.
Bartonville, IL 61607

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