Screenshot from club Minecraft server

Playing Games Between the Stacks

 

Video games, board games and card games aren’t the first things you think about when you hear the word “library.” That might change in 2013 as the St. Petersburg College Seminole Gamers move into their new home in the Seminole Community Library.

Meeting on the first and third Thursday of every month at three pm in room LI 201, the club has a wide range of games available to play, and members are encouraged to bring their favorites. Their first meeting of the term is this Thursday, January 24th. Tabletop gaming will be the focus of the first meeting after officers are elected. In the future, the club plans to have an official server for a variety of PC games, acquire console systems, and expand their library of tabletop titles.

It isn’t all games, though; the club also plans to develop its own interactive fiction game using the Inform7 platform, and is discussing a campus tournament with another club this year. Members of the club will also have the opportunity to help test the library’s gamification projects. The leadership of SSG stresses that these projects are optional, and the focus of the club is enjoying a relaxing game and getting to know others in the community.

Those unable to attend the first meeting can learn about future meetings and events by following them on Facebook, G+, or Twitter.