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Game development chat on Slack

If you have never heard of it, Slack is an excellent team chat platform and I couldn’t recommend it enough for your teams / projects. But, that’s not why I’m here. A few people have recently decided to start a general game development Slack channel, in the hopes of bringing a good community of game developers together talking about development, design, art, platforms, engines, etc. and so far it is going great. We’re up to 61 registered users in our first week, but one thing we lack is UE developers (it looks like I’m the only person in there working on a serious project). Because of that, I wanted to try to post on the forums and see if anyone was interested in joining. Unfortunately, Slack has no way to open up registrations to the public so we’re doing invites manually through a form. If you’re interested, enter your email below and we’ll send you an invite ASAP. And make sure you join the #unreal channel once inside.

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/GameDevSlack

Also, I know we have a channel in some IRC network or another, but I think Slack is a strong enough platform to try and create something there.

Hope to see you all there!

We’re up to 70 users on Slack now! But, are still lacking UE devs ;).

Interesting! Joined :slight_smile:

Do we really need MORE chat platforms? We have the forums, facebook user groups, Skype groups, the IRC channels and now Slack as well?

Why not? Variety is good, people use different platforms. I don’t ever keep up with forums, I don’t get on Facebook, I don’t have Skype, and the only IRC I use is for work. If you don’t need another platform, that’s ok. I happen to REALLY like Slack, which is why I’m pushing for it.

On that note, we’re over 90 members now!

Using this over the last few days, I have to say I really like the Slack platform. It’s a welcome, unintrusive way to hang out with other devs - you can simply keep it in a pinned browser tab and check in every now and then. Unlike Skype, which constantly yells for your attention :wink:
It’s a bit like having your own, very topical IRC server, but you don’t miss out on things when you’re not online, and it’s completely searchable. All the pros of IRC, none of the annoyances!

Well, let’s see then

And we’re up to 99 members, very exciting! Thank you all for joining :).

Just joined as well … looks like an interesting idea. 8-}

Thanks for the heads up! I submitted an invite request. Huge Slack lover here, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

So I want to join this Slack channel … but the new Slack invite is giving me an “Application Error: An error occurred in the application and your page could not be served. If you are the application owner, check your logs for details.”

https://gamedevslack.herokuapp.com/

Anyone else getting the same thing?

Not sure if that slack is still up, but if you’re looking for a dev chat you can check out https://discordapp.com/invite/eNVW3Y2 Unreal Slackers

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