Your side quest this Labor Day: come together as a new team and brainstorm and build a game in 48 hours! This is the best way to learn game design and develop experience creating a video game, card game, RPG, or board game.
If you're a coder, artist, musician, writer, designer, or player, please come take part. If you just love games and want to get involved in creating them but have no experience, you are welcome, too!
The jam is open to video and tabletop game designers and developers of all skill levels - and game players too! This is not a competition: the games will not be formally judged. This is an opportunity to unleash your creativity and get some experience in game design. Game jams are busy, fun events where you join a group and create a small game in a very short time (a single weekend, in this case). Games that come out of them are usually short and rough, but also super-creative. They're a great way to get inspired, connect with new people, and walk away feeling accomplished.
As part of the weekend long jam, professional developers with expertise on a variety of video game engines and even a board-game platform will be available to provide feedback and guidance to interested attendees.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
There is no cost to participate but we will be selling pizza, snacks, and soda, using any profits to raise funds for the ongoing activities of the Ringling Game Design Club.
This, Sarasota's fifth game jam, is a collaborative effort of:
* The Ringling Game Design Club
* The Sarasota Game Developers group
* Suncoast Gamers
* Dark Side Comics & Games
Where and When
Labor Day weekend starting at 6:00 pm Friday, August 31st, through 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 2nd. Game jam presentations will be from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Sunday immediately following the jam, with an hour of free play after the presentations.
The entire jam will take place at Ringling College of Art and Design. On Friday, the event will take place at Morganroth Auditorium, 2363 Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL. On Saturday and Sunday, the event will take place at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library at Ringling College in room 113.
Tutorials will include: Unity, Unreal Engine, Twine, Ren’Py, Game Maker, and Component Studio. Each will be presented once, either Friday at 9 am or Saturday at 11 am.