What is the Global Game Jam?The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is a global event taking place on the last weekend of January all around the world. During this time local jam sites are form in different cities all around the world where programmers, musicians, artists and all every other kind of game enthusiasts gather to develop games over a period of 48 Hours. This event comes around once a year and it is an awesome opportunity for everyone interested in developing games to gather and meet others in the same area with similar interests. Registration Steps:Get a Registration Ticket. WebSite: GDG-GameJam.eventbrite.comCreate an account at the Global Game Jam official website. WebSite: GlobalGameJam.orgJoin the guild's jam site at the official Global Game Jam website. WebSite: GlobalGameJam.org/sites/2013/game-developers-guild Join the Facebook group to share ideas or dicuss any directions leading up to the GGJ.WebSite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123840301117950/ NOTE: In order to participate in the Global Game Jam you must register with us here and also register with the official Global Game Jam site and join our jam site there.
Local Jam Site Awards- Most Inovative Game privaded by the Pino Cente- Most Fun Game provided by GitHub
Tentative Keynote Speaker List:Hugh Falk - Darkside Game Studios (Pending Confirmation) Looking for Speakers - Check back for updates.
FAQs:Do I need special skills to participate in the GGJ?
A: Although having computer skills is helpful, code experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, artists and anyone is welcome to try their hand at making a game during the GGJ.Is the GGJ only for professionals?
A: No. Everyone is welcome.Food...?
A: In our attempt to make this Jam available to everyone we have chanrge no admission. Which we believe it to be great but it means one of two things for you, the participant:
Bring Your Own: Make sure to pack up food for the event, you will be there from Saturday to Sunday afterall. We also have vending machines in the building and food places within walking distance who have agreed to give a discount to the event participants, many of them also open 24 hours. Food Sponsors: We'll be looking for sponsors up until the day of the event in order to get funding to purchase snacks and drinks for the envent. For more FAQsCheck the official Global Game Jam WebSite: http://globalgamejam.org/wiki/basic-questions We will provide a space for the presentations and tech talks along with separate working spaces for small teams. We have Computers and internet on site available with the following software. But we strongly encourage you to bring your own rig as the number of computes is limited (Amount soon to follow).
Software Available: Unity3DBlenderMicrosoft Visual Studio 2010 with XNA 4.0GameMaker (On Demand)GIMP
Teams are free to use the space at the host venue. Rooms will be set aside for storage of personal items (but host site is not responsible for theft or damage). Help support the event: Our goal is to maintain this event free to attendees. If you are interested in helping make the event better your help would be awesome.Can you help out? Donate through our PayPal.In return, you get visibility in front of our tech community. For example, here's what you get for sponsoring:
GOLD Sonsor - $150 - (Paypal Donate)Your logo on the event poster as a Gold Sponsor.
Your logo on printed materials which will be posted and handed out at local universities and other establishments. Your logo here on the event page and event website.Two full page ad (1-Page / 2 Page spread) on our next issue of Game Loop. SILVER Sponsor - $75 - (Paypal Donate)Your Logo on the event poster as a Silver Sponsor.
Your logo on printed materials which will be posted and handed out at local universities and other establishments.
Your logo here on the event page and event website.One full page ad (1-Page) on our next issue of Game Loop.If you want to contribute an amount that is not $75 or contribute in a non-monetary way (in-kind sponsorship), email us at: GameDevelopersGuild@gmail.com We Thank Our Sponsors GOLD
SILVER Supported by COIL http://coil.fiu.edu/
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