September 22 & 23
Presented by Sac Game Hub
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Video games make up a 64 billion dollar industry that is growing with each passing year. We feel that Sacramento will become the next big hotspot for game development. So to encourage this type of growth, each month we rally together all the game developers from our growing community and spend time break them up into teams and build games -- game jams!
This not only excites and educates the community on how to make games, but also potentially jumpstarts the creation of more game companies in Sacramento, which in turn will create more jobs!
So whether you're a designer, programmer, or artist, experienced or new, come on out on September 22nd to join a team and build a game!
2572 21st Street
11:00am - 12:00pm pre-jam mingle, registration
12:00pm - 1:00pm meetup intro/pitches/break up into teams/registration
1:30pm - 12:00am build games
1:00am - 7:45pm work (and sleep?)
7:45pm - 8:10pm wrap up
8:20pm - 9:00pm game presentations
9:00pm - 9:20pm Group post-mortem
Build something! Even if you don't have any technical skills and just an idea guy/girl, join a team that does or build a board or card game! We will offer tools to help you get started.
Working on a team! Although not required it's always recommended because then you can see what it's like to actually be on a game dev team!
Working on a team! Use this as a way to meet future team mates and friends! Exchange your information and get to know each other :-)
Share! Although you do not have to do it... I would highly recommend sharing what you have made with community!
Standing around and socializing: The point of the jam is to be building something! Of course you can chat and mingle with other people/teams but the point is to actually make something.
Don't dwell on the design of the game: Game Jams are all about prototyping and exploring new ideas, don't focus on the details... That can come later, focus on what makes the game fun!
Leaving your team halfway through the jam: If you are going to come and work on a team be committed! Don't leave midway through the jam. If you know that you can't make it all the way through then make sure you let everyone know!
Not showing up on time: The sooner everyone shows up the sooner the fun can begin!
RSVP'ing and not showing: If you can't make it to the jam update your rsvp!!! There is a waiting list and it's good that we know how many people actually show up.
Not coming prepared: Don't spend the time setting up your tools or building frameworks, come to the jam with everything setup and ready to go! Here is a link to tools I have listed that require no tech skills http://www.meetup.com... Working on an existing project: The jam is about experimenting and creating new ideas, it should not be used as a crunch time for an existing project.