Hope you are enjoying the New Year. If you are interested and can attend the IGDA Global Game Jam, please RSVP "yes" and sign up on the Global Game Jam website @PETAL et al." You must be registered on the Global Game Jam site to be officially recognized as a participant. It is free and quick.
PLEASE do not RSVP "Yes" unless you are absolutely sure you can participate. Seating is limited, and our numbers determine how we will manage this event. If you are not familiar with the Global Game Jam, check out their website here: http://www.globalgamejam.org
Hours the facility is available during the 48-hour global game jam will be:
Friday, January 24 from 3 pm to 10 pm (GGJ theme is announced at 5 pm)
Saturday, January 25 from 7 am to 10 pm
Sunday, January 26 from 7 am to 7 pm
On Friday, January 24 from 3 - 5 pm, there will be a game jam workshop to get newbies started with strategies for completing a game within 48 hours. 2-hour workshop will be presented by PMac, PETAL et al.
On Sunday, January 26 from 5 pm to 7 pm participants will share their game project retrospective.
This is a collaborative event brought to you by PETAL et al. and with the support of Team Chicago (CEGD, Chicago Game Developers Commonwealth, Indie Video Game Developers Association, and more to come). Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to your active participation. Keep an eye out for updates. Bring your own laptop/computer... Let's make some games!
PETAL et al.
PETAL et al. is proud to be hosting and facilitating the FIRST FREE and ALL INCLUSIVE Global Game Jam site in the City of Chicago, IL. Now, everyone gets to play!
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PETAL et al.
Professional Entertainment Technology Arts Leaders
PETAL et al. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides skills development and leadership training in the entertainment technology arts industry. Our goal is to help create more opportunities for technology arts career seekers and help them develop the skills necessary to get them there. We encourage and provide to those that have a passionate interest in the field with immersive learning opportunities, mentoring services, world class trainers, industry insiders and experts with expertise and track records in the industry.
The mission of PETAL et al. is to provide innovative training, mentorship and leadership skills for those not having the know-how or available resources to pursue their career goals in the entertainment technology arts industry. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and all of our projects will provide a diversified group of people, the necessary job skills development, hands-on learning, portfolio enhancement and collaborative networking to increase their potential for employment in the industry by creating bridges of opportunity. We will do this by partnering with industry leaders, educators, organizations and corporations for the development of programs to make jobs in the industry more tangible.
The vision of PETAL et al. and its founders is to inspire entertainment technology artists to push creativity, passion and their skills to the limit while utilizing productivity tools and practicing good business etiquette, whereas prospective employers will be on the look-out for and reach-out for talent coming out of PETAL et al.’s extensive and intensive program to pursue their goals.