Posts Tagged ‘local event’

Game Jam in Kassel next weekend

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Friday, November 22nd, 2013 2:14 am

Spielsalon Kassel


Are you near or in Kassel, Germany, at the weekend from 29th November to 1st December? There’s a local game jam going on, in the context of the Spielsalon 2013 (a festival about author games, i.e. games by individual people, often artists). This means you can also attend talks and workshops before the jam!

As usual the game jam itself will be about making a game in 48 hours. It will take place in a bar.

  • no fee for attendance
  • a place to sleep will be provided by folks from Kassel (couchsurfing)
  • the theme will be given at the beginning, but you can choose your own tools of course
  • make friends in teams

More information (in German) is here. Use this form to enter (20 participants max)!

Postmortem: University event and game “A Maze Thing”

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Friday, August 30th, 2013 1:09 am

To give you some background information first, I am a researcher working at “Technische Universität Darmstadt” in the field of Serious Games with a strong interest in games in general. After talking about it a few times with my colleagues, I decided that it was time to take part in a Game Jam myself two months ago. Because I found the idea of having other participants around in order to exchange ideas intriguing, I asked my supervisors if we could organize a local event at our building and invite some of our students as well. Thankfully they supported this idea, so this postmortem will take a look at two different aspects – organizing a local event in an university context and making our first jam game simultaneously. Spoilers: In the end everyone agreed that this won’t be our last jam. (more…)

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