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October 2nd: Unity Game Jam Kickoff

Unity3dlogoAs part of our continuing love of gaming, Big Design is also hosting a Game Jam, where you can get on a team to create a game.  Kevin O’Gorman will showcase the some of the games at Big Design 2013.  The Jam is sponsored by Unity Technologies.  All Game Jam participants will be given access to the full engine to work with during the Jam.  How cool is that!  The IGDA Dallas group is hosting a Game Jam Kickoff on October 2nd at Improving Enterprises.

Get your game on!

Details of the Game Jam

In a departure from Jams you may be familiar with, the actual game jamming will happen off site before the conference. People can make face-to-face or virtual teams and need only submit the final game (complying with the Jam’s constraints and themes) by the declared deadline. The final submissions will be judged and demoed during a special session at the conference. You don’t have to be present to win, but it would sure be nice.

So, at this October 2nd meeting, IGDA Dallas will be discussing the Jam, announcing the theme and constraints, and letting people network and form teams — in case you are short a programmer or artist or something. Plus, they are inviting the Dallas Unity Group to the meeting to stack the deck with eager Unity veterans. Even if you are not participating in the Jam, trust me, pre-production is fun to watch.

As always, a special thanks to our new gaming ally in our battle to make game development easy in the Metroplex — Improving Enterprises is letting us use their space for the meeting and is supplying the pizza to keep your creative gears moving.

See you there!!!

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