Monthly Archive for January, 2013

Global Game Jam 2013 Wrap-up

It was a big weekend, full of jamming and creativity and joy and despair and stress eating, but we all made it through! The Perth Global Game Jam was a huge success, all thanks to our wonderful sponsors, volunteers and organisers.

To see the games that came out of Perth’s game jam, visit the Perth GGJ game page. There’s fifteen games there to look at and play – and please leave comments for the creators!

And The Winner Is…

This year Microsoft Australia have sponsored a Judge’s Award, which was deliberated on and decided by our three guest judges after the game jam presentations. We would like to announce Adventricule as the winner of the 2013 Judges’ Award at Perth Global Game Jam.

Congratulations to the Adventricule team, and all of the participating teams.

If you find yourself with some spare minutes free, take the time to check out the games made in Perth this weekend!

Say Cheese!

And of course, it’s not Game Jam without the rogues gallery of sleep-deprived jammers. Here’s some happy snaps of the event taken by Rich in between bouts of jamming.

Thankyous.

Once more, we’d like to thank our sponsors Edith Cowan University, Savage Cabbage and Microsoft Australia, our volunteers, caterers, organisers, and of course, our jammers. Thank you all for an excellent weekend; we’re already excited about next year’s game jam!

Perth Global Game Jam 2013 starts TOMORROW Friday 25th January 5pm

Global Game Jam is just one sleep away. We’ve got a record number of registrations this year so be sure to get in early to claim your space, it may be a bit tight! If you’ll be battling the Friday traffic to get to the venue, the keynote video will be shown at 6pm, theme revealed at 6:30pm, and discounted pizza at 7pm!

If you aren’t making games but would like to check out the event, a good time to visit would be at 5pm Sunday 27th January when the teams are giving presentations of their game after the 48 hour gestation period.

If you missed it, here are the details again:

  • Venue: ECU Mt Lawley (see map below). Building 16, Rooms 104 &105
  • Date: 5pm Friday 25th January to 6pm Sunday 27th January 2013
  • Entry fee: Money donation at the door
  • Food: Light snacks and drinks provided, there is catering if you are interested, and food runs
  • RSVP: on our Global Game Jam local site
  • Parking: Free after 5pm on Friday, and for the entire weekend. Park in bays marked: staff, students or visitors.
  • Internet: Wireless internet available at venue, please see one of the organisers for login details.
  • Bring: Laptop/PC, power boards, extension cords, food, money for food, personal hygiene products.

Schedule

  • Friday 25th January
    • 5pm: Registrations and set up
    • 6pm: GGJ Keynote and theme
    • 6:30pm: Form teams and start making games
    • 7pm: Dinner – discounted Marco’s pizza
  • Saturday 26th January
    • All day: Continue making games
    • 9am: Breakfast and coffee van
    • 1pm: Lunch
    • 7pm: Dinner
  • Sunday 27th January
    • All day: Continue making games in a frenzied panic
    • 9am: Breakfast and coffee van
    • 1pm: Lunch
    • 5pm: Presentations
    • 6pm: Finish!

We love to thank our sponsors ECU School of Communications and Arts and Savage Cabbage for supporting this event. See you there!

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GGJ Sponsor: Savage Cabbage

Big cheers to Savage Cabbage for coming on board as a sponsor for this year’s Global Game Jam. Thanks to Nigel and the team, we’re able to host the largest GGJ site in Perth to date!

If you are interested in supporting Let’s Make Games and sponsoring the 2013 Perth Global Game Jam, please send all enquiries through to our contact form.

Interactive Games Fund Web Conference

The Interactive Games Fund consultation period is almost over, coming to a close on Friday January 25th.

To help local developers have their questions and comments heard, Let’s Make Games is helping to organise a web conference between Screen Australia representatives and the West Australian games industry. The conference is taking place tomorrow, Friday 18th at midday local time.

If you are a West Australian indie developer or work in the local games industry, and would like to be included in the discussion, please RSVP through our contact form  before midday tomorrow for further details.

Perth Global Game Jam 2013

We hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing festive season. We’re excited to start our year by hosting Perth’s Global Game Jam 2013! It’s just under 3 weeks away and you can register for this event by signing up to the Global Game Jam site and joining our Perth Site. Here are some chunky-sized details to help you plan out the 48 hour event.

Details:

  • Venue:
    • Edith Cowan University
    • 2 Bradford St Mt Lawley
    • Building 16, Rooms 104 &105 (same as last year)
  • Date: 5pm Friday 25th January through to 5pm Sunday 27th January 2013
  • Entry: $5 payable at the event
  • Food: Light snacks and drinks provided and we’ll also organise food runs during meal times
  • RSVP: on our Global Game Jam local site
  • Parking: Free after 5pm on Friday, and for the entire weekend. Park in bays marked: staff, students or visitors.
  • Internet: Wireless internet available at venue, please see one of the organisers for login details.

Schedule:

  • Friday 25th January
    • 5pm: Registrations and set up
    • 6pm: GGJ Keynote
    • 6:30pm: Form teams and start making games
  • Saturday 26th January
    • 9am: Breakfast and coffee van
    • All day: Make games
  • Sunday 27th January
    • 9am: Breakfast and coffee van
    • All day: Make games
    • 5pm: Pencils Down and Presentations
    • 6pm: Clean up, pack up and finish!

What to bring:

  • Computer(s)/laptop(s)
  • Art tools
  • Software tools and APIs (Some event licenses are available for selected tools. Details to come on the GGJ website.)
  • Snack food and drinks (Some provided)
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow if you are planning on sleeping at the venue (Space may be limited)

If you have any questions or are keen to support/sponsor this event, please contact events@letsmakegames.org.