Join the Cleveland Game Devs at the Shaker LaunchHouse for:
Summer Game Jam 2013
July 19 - 21, 2013
The Cleveland Game Devs Meetup group will be holding their Summer Game Jam (SGJ) event from 5:00 PM EST on Friday, July 19th 2013 through 5:00 PM EST Sunday, July 21nd 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. Snacks and beverages and beverages will be provided all weekend long, as well as a dinner on Friday night. Additionally, we will be allowing participants to sleep on the premises if they choose to. The doors open for attendees at 5:00 PM Friday and the SGJ Keynotes and theme announcement will start at 6:30 PM. Final game demonstrations will start at 3:00 PM Sunday.
For this game jam, we will be presenting our own unique theme to the group and promoting a positive, collaborative environment. You can think of games jams 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.
It is recommended that people interested in working within a team form it in advance though there will be open pitch sessions for groups to recruit other members. 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, July 19th - 5:00 PM to
Sunday, July 21th - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Keynotes and Theme Announcement start at 6:30 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 or secure them safely while sleeping.
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 and CGD Social Code policies.