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Slimstown Studios & Jibe Mobile Hackathon

Slimstown Studios & Jibe Mobile

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PST)

Mountain View, CA

Slimstown Studios & Jibe Mobile Hackathon

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Idea Guy Ended $0.01 $0.99
Programmer - iOS Ended $0.01 $0.99
Programmer - Android Ended $0.01 $0.99
Artist Ended $0.01 $0.99
Lone Wolf Ended $0.01 $0.99
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Watch the teams present their games at 4:00pm on Sunday!
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UPDATE 12/3/12: WINNERS

The hackathon has ended and winners have been selected. Thanks to everyone who participated. We saw a bunch of great ideas, a ton of creativity, and met some great developers. We hope to see you all again the next time we hold an event. If you have any questions or want to stay in touch, you hopefully already have our contact info.
 

Grand Prize: Shiny Shoe

 

Best Multiplayer Games Built Using Jibe Android Unity Plug-In:

 

1st Prize: BitGym 

2nd Prize: Yosun C.

3rd Prize: David L. & Akiva B.


Honorable Mention: Mike H.

 


UPDATE 12/2/12:


Reminder that the schedule has been changed. Coding ends at 4pm today and presentations begin at 4:15pm.


UPDATE 11/20/12:

Unity Technologies has generously offered additional prizes! See below for the updated prize list. Also, for those developers wishing to use Unity but who don't already have an up-to-date copy, we will have temporary Unity licenses to use during the hackathon, if you need it.


 

Grand Prize:

  • Publishing Contract with Slimstown Studios, providing marketing, PR, social media, cross-promotion, user testing, QA, and localization services.
  • Free use of the Jibe platform for the life of the app*
  • A $500 voucher for QA services from VMC Game Labs, the world's leading independent games QA solution provider, to be used for any game the winner chooses, not just the winning game. 
  • Unity Pro license
  • Lunch with Slimstown Studios' executives. Ask for advice and get answers to any questions you have about production, marketing, startups, and just about anything else!

 


Best Multiplayer Games Built Using Jibe Android Unity Plug-In
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1st Prize

  • $5,000 (sponsored by Vodafone). Half to be awarded at the hackathon, half to be awarded when the winning game is live on the Google Play Store.
  • Unity Pro license, with mobile add-on license
  • Free use of the Jibe platform for the life of the app*
  • Lunch with Slimstown Studios' executives. Ask for advice and get answers to any questions you have about production, marketing, startups, and just about anything else!
  • Free PR support from Jibe at app launch

  

2nd Prize

  • $3,000 (sponsored by Vodafone). Half to be awarded at the hackathon, half to be awarded when the winning game is live on the Google Play Store.
  • Upgrade from Unity 3 to Unity 4
  • Free use of the Jibe platform for two years*
  • Free PR support from Jibe at app launch

 

3rd Prize 

  • $2,000 (sponsored by Vodafone). Half to be awarded at the hackathon, half to be awarded when the winning game is live on the Google Play Store.
  • Free use of the Jibe platform for two years*
  • Free PR support from Jibe at app launch

 


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Do you have a mobile game you've been working on and want a little help to get it out the door? Do you have an idea for a game and just need some other talented people to help you create it? Do you simply love to code or create game art? 

Sign up for the Slimstown Studios & Jibe Mobile hackathon and create something amazing! Not only will you meet other great people in the mobile industry, but you'll have the chance to win a publishing deal, cash, free QA testing, and more! Every participant will also walk away with a grab bag of goodies and will get to consume as many caffeinated and adult beverages as they want. You'll also get some good eats from one of the Bay Area's best food trucks, some mouth-watering BBQ, and, of course, lots of snacks.

Over the course of about two days, you and your team (whether you bring your own or form up with one at the event) will hack together a game that you think could be the next big thing due to its unadulterated fun, creativity, killer multiplayer, use of Jibe's technology, or anything else amazing about it. Lone Wolves who can do it all on their own are welcome too.

Slimstown Studios and Jibe strongly encourage making a game using Unity. Jibe's Unity plug-in provides "low latency" multiplayer capabilities for mobile gaming, available for Android at the hackathon. Games coded at the hackathon should be developed for either iOS or Android.

Sign up for the hackathon now!

(Note that each ticket has a nominal cost associated with it. We've found that people who are willing to pay even a tiny amount of money are more likely to show up and be fully engaged, ensuring we can put on the best event possible for all of you!) 


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Prizes

We'll be handing out four sets of prizes to games picked by our panel of judges. See the updated list at the top of this page.

 

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Schedule (times subject to change)

Friday, November 30
7:00pm - Registration/Networking
8:00pm - Introductory speeches and Seeking-A-Team Pitches
Midnight - Go home and get some sleep, or start coding at home

Saturday, December 1
9:00am - Registration/Networking
10:00am - Introductory speeches
10:30am - Coding begins
Noon - Lunch provided
7:00pm - Dinner provided
Midnight - Go home and get some sleep, or continue coding at home

Sunday, December 2
9:00am - Coding begins
Noon - Lunch provided
5:00pm - Coding ends, Dinner provided, and Team Presentations/Judging begins
7:00pm - Thanks for coming! Grab a gift bag on your way out and we'll see you next time! 


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Hosts

Slimstown Studios Logo

Slimstown Studios is a mobile gaming company whose mission is to make extremely fun, industry-changing games with a social emphasis. Led by video game industry veterans, the company develops, funds, and publishes internal and external products.


Jibe Mobile Logo

Jibe Mobile provides an open platform that brings the missing layer of discovery, instant play and communications to multiplayer "low latency" mobile gaming.  With Jibe's global communications cloud and open APIs, game creators can develop "low latency" multiplayer mobile games and easily add address book friend discovery and instant play game challenges even when the game is not running. Using Jibe's SDK it's also easy to add multiplayer voice, video and chat right into game play. www.jibemobile.com


Sponsors

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Vodafone Logo

 

Samsung Dev Logo

 

Unity logo
Unity Technologies has provided Slimstown Studios and Jibe Mobile with copies of their products to use as prizes for this event.



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Jibe Mobile Offices
990 N Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PST)


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Slimstown Studios & Jibe Mobile

 

Slimstown Studios Logo

Slimstown Studios is a mobile gaming company whose mission is to make extremely fun, industry-changing games with a social emphasis. Led by video game industry veterans, the company develops, funds, and publishes internal and external products.


Jibe Mobile Logo

Jibe Mobile provides an open platform that brings the missing layer of discovery, instant play and communications to multiplayer "low latency" mobile gaming.  With Jibe's global communications cloud and open APIs, game creators can develop "low latency" multiplayer mobile games and easily add address book friend discovery and instant play game challenges even when the game is not running. Using Jibe's SDK it's also easy to add multiplayer voice, video and chat right into game play. www.jibemobile.com

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