It has been brought to the attention of the OGDA that there is an exciting event coming up in the area that should be of interest to all game programmers. Drift Station is hosting a 12-hour game jam called Games++ on Friday, November 4th from 9am to 9pm.
From their site:
Do you make video games? Board games? Other games of a less well-defined category?
games++ is a 12-hour game development event where participants build games from scratch in a defined time period. Designed as a collaborative, communal making experience, games++ lives up to the heritage of its name: to incrementally add to the pool of amazing, experimental, one-off games in the world.
This event is a low-key, hard-working environment designed to get you making in an intense way – something that can be hard to do when sitting at home. Collaboration and conversation is encouraged and there will be mini-sessions throughout the day to encourage discussion, beta-testing, and general good-times.
games++ is open to video game makers, artists, programmers, psychogeographers, designers, and anyone else interested in spending a day making something from scratch.
Don’t make games? Come at 7pm to watch artists and programmers put down the finishing touches, then at 9pm you’ll be able to play the newly-minted games.
Registration is FREE to participate although they do ask for donations to cover the cost of running the event. (They estimate that it will cost ~$30/person.) We are hoping that the OGDA will make a showing down there for the event. If you aren’t comfortable working as a developer, you can come to watch anytime after 7pm… and actually play the games that were created from 9-11pm!
The event will be held at Drift Station, 1746 ‘N’ Street in Lincoln.
Please check out the Games++ site for more information and to register.
Why would this be scheduled on a Friday?! In what world does this make sense?
Thought the same thing myself. Between people who work and people who have jobs…
I suppose they are dodging a Husker game this way, though.
well, the entire studio can’t go on a friday event like this and would love to
Please note that I originally listed this date as November 7th. That is not possible in 2011! The actual date is November 4th.
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