Over this week’s three day weekend, CPGD invites you to join us in a 48 hour Veterans Day game jam. Bring your friends and your skills, and leave with a game!
RSVP through our Facebook event!
(Drop-ins are totally welcome!)
In keeping with the season we encourage you to VOTE for your theme! Help us decide the top 5 themes. We’ll be randomly selecting one the day of the jam. Make sure to check out the comments on the Facebook page to vote for your theme.
The Veterans Day jam starts at 12:00 PM in 14-232B Friday, November 11th and lasts until noon on Sunday, November 13. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the jam.
To help us get a headcount for food, drink, and space, please let us know if you’re coming through our Facebook event.
Looking for resources?
Starting a game jam can be a bit intimidating. Luckily, there’s a large range of resources to help you out.
http://opengameart.org/ : Tile and sprite sheets, audio, and even 3d content! Assets may have licenses, but all are free for your use with proper accreditation.
beepbox.co: Free online Chiptune editor, for composing game music. Take a look at the side feed for example songs!
http://www.piskelapp.com/: A free sprite and animation editor, with an optional offline download.
The Big List of Game Making Tools: A comparison between many of the industry standard development tools.
Game Maker Jam Jar: A landing page for GameMaker resources and GameMaker scripts for rapid development.
Cal Poly Game Development Club Github: Code samples and downloadable projects.
What is a game jam?
A game jam is a timed game making focusing on completing a full game in a short period of time. You and a team of collaborators will challenge yourself to complete a game in a short timespan. The goal of a game jam is to challenge you and your team personally, not necessarily competitively.
Video games only?
Nope! Physical projects are encouraged as well!
What skills will I need?
Having basic art, and design skills are encouraged. If you plan on developing a video game, basic programming skills are highly recommended.
Do I have to stick to the theme?
Themes are optional, but can serve as awesome staring points for developing a game.
Hope to see you there!