Winnipeg Game Jam 2014 - July 24th to 27th banner

Digital Artists, Programmers, Audio Masters, Composers, Interactive Writers, Game Designers, and students, you have one weekend!

Come join Winnipeg's professional game development community for an all-weekend game-jam.  

What's a Game jam you ask? It's an event where creative folk of all stripes get together to make brand new games over the course of a weekend. Never made a game before? That's totally cool! Game jams are a good place to start messing around and learning how to do new things. Not a programmer? Also cool! Artists, musicians and other creative types who can contribute to the game making process are all welcome.

Check out this awesome video by the creators of Indie Game the Movie about Winnipeg's first game jam!

If you've had an idea you really wanted to work on for a long time, or just wanted to get together in a group and finish something for a change, now is the time!  Anyone with a passion and a relevant skill for game development is invited to register.  Unity has provided us with temporary license keys for the event, so that anyone without Unity will be able to get access to Unity's full suite of tools for the duration of the event.

There is a $10 registration fee, but the event will be catered for the weekend.

Schedule:

Thursday July 24th - 6pm-9pm (Orientation)

Speakers will include: 

Friday July 25th - 6pm - Midnight

Saturday July 26th - 8am - Midnight

Sunday July 27th - 8am - 10pm 

A Showcase event will follow for teams to show off their games!

Yes, Bring:

  • Laptop (conserve space)
  • Good Pair of Headphones
  • Working Workflow (set up 'n ready to go)
  • Your Game Dev Skills (code, art, music, etc!)
  • OR Lack Thereof! (game jams are a great way to learn new skills)

No, Do Not Bring:

  • Bad Vibes
  • Huge Setup (unless that's all you've got, ask us!)

If you would like to join the Game Jam you must register in advance. We have limited seating available.

The Twitter Hashtag for gamejam is #PegJam2014

Jam Theme:  Failure is not an Option

Winnipeg Game Jam 2014
When: Thursday July 24th - Sunday July 27th
Where: ACI Co-working space: 245 McDermot Ave.
Who's going to be there: Digital Artists, Programmers, Audio Masters, Composers, Interactive Writers, Game Designers, and students!

Prizes?:  Yes there is also a raffle for prizes for those who attend the entire event, which include a couple of Full Unity Pro Licenses and several other prizes!

We look forward to seeing you out!

Enterprise Sponsors:  

New Media Manitoba Unity 

Industry Sponsors:  

ACI Cogmation Complex Games Inc DACapo Across The Board Cafe Dark Spark Studios Electric Monk Media Evodant Interactive Fowl Moon Studios IGDA Winnipeg Kenley Kristofferson Owlchemy Labs Playhouse Entertainment Project Whitecard ZenFri Inc Po-Mo Pipe & Hat , The Campfire Union