Join the Cleveland Game Devs at the Shaker LaunchHouse for:
Global Game Jam 2013
January 25 - 27, 2013
The Cleveland Game Devs Meetup group will be holding a Global Game Jam (GGJ) event from 5:00 PM EST on Friday, January 25th 2013 through 5:00 PM EST Sunday, January 27th 2013. Game Jams are a unique experience where artists, coders, designers and musicians collaborate to build games over a weekend based on a specific theme. For this event and with our sponsors Handelabra Studios' (home of the GAME.minder app) and CGD member Sean O'Rourke's help, we will provide snacks and beverages all weekend long, as well as a dinner on Friday night. We are working on having a variety of food brought in for Saturday dinner that can be ordered by participants. The doors open for attendees at 5:00 PM Friday and the GGJ Keynotes and theme announcement will start at 6:00 PM. Final game demos and post-mortems will start at 3:00 PM Sunday.
For this Game Jam, we will be participating in the 4th Annual Global Game Jam. The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games. Although the event is heavily focused on programming, there are many other areas where people who don’t code can contribute to a game.
We will be holding the event at the Shaker|LaunchHouse startup incubator. LaunchHouse (http://launchhouse.com) is a lean new public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurial success and job creation through seed capital, education and innovation. This Northeast Ohio organization connects new entrepreneurs with proven business leaders in a grassroots, for-profit model that can be successfully replicated nationwide. This is an exciting and unique space that will give our group plenty of room to work. Please note that we will only be using the LaunchHouse space during the hours specified below. We will not be able to provide sleeping locations or overnight access to the facility.
It is recommended that people interested in working within a team form it in advance. Participants will need to bring their own laptops or desktops and whatever software or technology they need for creating games. Wifi Internet access will be available. Participants also have the option to build “paper prototype” games using whatever supplies they wish to bring.
3558 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Friday, January 25th - 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Saturday, January 26th - 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Sunday, January 27th - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Keynotes and Theme Announcement start at 6:00 PM Friday
Project Demos start at 3:00 PM Sunday
Please contact Matt Perrin, Organizer for the Cleveland Game
Developers Meetup group if you have any questions or concerns.
Email : mattperrin at gmail.com
This event is for individuals over 18 years of age with a valid photo ID and signed liability waiver. Those under 18 years of age must have a legal guardian sign the liability waiver. Liability waivers will be handed out at the event entrance and are available in advance.
The event is non-smoking and use of alcohol or drugs is not permitted.
Attendees are responsible for the security of their belongings during the event. It is recommended that attendees take their belongings home with them each night.
Be excellent to each other. We’re doing this to have fun.
By purchasing tickets to this event you are taking sole-responsibility for your actions and possessions at the event. You are agreeing to waive Shaker|LaunchHouse, Cleveland Game Developers and their staff members against any claims or indemnity as a result of any hurt, loss or damage that may be incurred at the event. A signed, legally binding liability waiver is required for all attendees. Attendees also agree to adhere to the guidelines of the Cleveland Game Developers' Pro-Diversity /Anti-Harassment policy.