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New Media Manitoba & Interactive Indie present Ludum Dare 44 Game Jam! 

Join us for Ludum Dare 44 and collaborate with devs, designers, musicians, and others to challenge yourself to create new and exciting games, interactive experiences and everything in between! 

These weekends are a great starting point for people looking to get into game development and an incredible chance to collaborate. No matter your experience, if you love games, can self direct your work, and have a positive attitude a "Jam" is a perfect place to showcase your talents. 

The word is definitely out on how much fun these jams are because we set a record for attendance at our last one so make sure you register soon.

To help kick-off things off we have original Winnitron bad boy Marlon Wiebe coming in to share a presentation on his work for Brace Yourself Games. Marlon is currently busting out trailers and has worked on the cinematics for titles such as Crypt of the Necrodancer and Industries of TitanDarkest DungeonInto the BreachLovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and many more.

Marlon will be sharing his wealth of experience in the games industry and highlighting some of his current work

When:

  • Friday, April 26th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm (Marlon Wiebe)
  • Friday, April 26th | 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Orientation and Jamming)
  • Saturday, April 27th | 10:00am - 10:00pm (Jamming)
  • Sunday, April 28th | 10:00am - 8:00pm (Jamming and Presentations)

Where:
RRC ACE Project Space | 321 McDermot Ave (5th Floor)

Cost:
Free (Registration Required)
Drinks and Snacks will be provided

Game jams are a great opportunity to learn about our local industry and meet people from the community to collaborate and build video games over the course of a weekend. Work in a space full of programmers, artists, musicians and more to rapidly develop a working video game in a supportive environment. If you've ever been curious about what it takes to make a game this is your chance!


Special thanks to sponsors, Bitspace Development, Complex Games and the Ace Project Space for their contributions in making this happen. Game Jams are true community events and they couldn't take place without their support!




Event Outline:

Friday, April 26th

6:00pm - 7:00pm | Opening Remarks

7:15pm - 7:300pm | Orientation/Matchmaking

7:30pm | Theme announcement

7:30pm - 9:50pm | Jam Day 1

9:50pm - 10:00pm | Closing

Saturday, April 27th

10:00am - 9:30pm | Jam Day 2

9:30pm - 10:00pm | Closing

Sunday, April 28th

10:00am - 6:00pm | Jam Day 3

6:00pm - 7:00pm | Presentations

7:00pm - 7:30pm | Closing Remarks

7:30pm - 8:00pm | Closing

FAQ

What is a game jam?

A game jam is a hackathon for video games. It is a gathering of people for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours, and some even longer.

What is Ludum Dare?

Ludum Dare is one of the world's largest and longest running Game Jam events.

Do I need a computer or other equipment to participate in this event?

Yes, ideally a computer with your game development software installed and ready to go. Alternatively, there's nothing stopping you from building a board game, card game, or any other game creation if you'd prefer.

Do I need experience to participate?

No experience is required, but work is largely self-directed and requires a certain degree of self-commitment. We encourage attendees to come in with a basic set of skills or go through some tutorials before the event.

Do I need to have a team? Can I work solo?

You can work either as a team or solo. If you are looking for a team or have a team and are looking for additional members, we will help match you up.