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Game with US Game Jam - May 2017
Fri, 19 May 2017, 4:30 PM – Sun, 21 May 2017, 7:00 PM CST
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Join us at our sixth Game Jam! Game with US Game Jam is an event held with the goal of providing game enthusiasts a space to be creative together and make games. Everyone is welcome to participate, from beginners to experts. There are no age restrictions, however, we do not have the resources to supervise everyone so we ask that younger participants be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The goal of a game jam is to get together with like-minded enthusiasts to explore interesting or novel game ideas by creating a game from scratch over the weekend. The event is attented by programmers, artists, musicians, designers, and beginners with no prior experience.
There are three parts to the event, LEARN, MAKE, and PLAY.
The LEARN part consists of tutorials to introduce participants to tools used for game development. These tutorials are targeted towards programmers and game designers, and participants can choose to learn either Construct 2 or Unity. New this time, we will be offerring additional tutorials throughout the event. Topics will be chosen based on the interests of the participants. We are also inviting an industry speaker to the event, so that you can gain some valuable insight from one of the experts.
The MAKE part of the event involves working in teams (optional, but recommended) to design and implement your own game. This is the majority of the event. You have from Friday night, after our "kickoff" event until Sunday afternoon to build your game. Throughout this time, volunteers will occationally circulate to offer assistance. A pizza lunch will also be provided at noon on both Saturday and Sunday.
The PLAY part of the event is the most exciting part of the event, and is open to everyone who is interested. The completed games will be showcased and judges will play the games in order to determine the winners. Following this, everyone will head to a lecture hall where winners will be announced.
This event takes place in the Thorvaldson building at the University of Saskatchewan. Lab computers will be available to all participants. The complete event schedule and more details are available on our website.