Games++ Game Jam Returns Nov. 10th!


Last year’s Games++ game jam — which spawned games like Facepong and KillSmile Studio’s “Block Monster” — is back again this year — this time in Omaha!

The announcement just went up. Once again, the event is organized by Alex Myers and Jeff Thompson. It will take place on Saturday, November 10th from 9AM to 9PM at bemisUNDERGROUND, 12th and Jackson. (South edge of the Old Market.)

Don’t know how a game jam works? They describe it like this:

Starting at 9am, participants will craft video-, board-, and other games from scratch. No prior planning is allowed: all games will be created from start to finish in just 10 hours. At 7.00pm all work stops and the doors open to the public to play the finished projects!

There are really no qualifications to participate. According to the site:

We welcome game-makers of all skill levels and ages (younger game makers should collaborate with a parent). Artists, designers, writers, game-enthusiasts, programmers, crafters, hackers, and anyone else interested in making a new board- or video-game should register!

Thanks to generous sponsor support from Bellevue University’s Game Studies program, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s New Genres program, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the event is free. However, you do need to register ahead of time. Food will be provided throughout the day!

For all the details, check out the official Games++ page.

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5 Responses to Games++ Game Jam Returns Nov. 10th!

  1. Jeremy says:

    Has anyone participated in one of these? What’s the skinny – bring in your own laptop, dev environment, art supplies, etc and go to town or how much is actually provided?

  2. Dave Mark says:

    Other than the environment and a little food and drink, you are on your own!

  3. Jeremy says:

    Interesting. I’ll have to think about this and see if I can gather some troops or this will be a solo dungeon encounter.

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