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Wild Pockets, Crispy Gamer and Microsoft Present - The Bay Area Game Jam

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Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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The Bay Area Game Jam

Preseted By: Wild Pockets, Crispy Gamer and Microsoft 

April 4-5th at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus


Event Details: 

The Wild Pockets Bay Area Game Jam event is two days of intense creativity where teams of game developers compete to create the best games while using the new free Wild Pockets 3D game engine and platform. 24 hours after you start, you and your team will have the chance to submit your game and have it judged by a panel of industry experts for a chance to win some amazing prizes.


The winning team will receive $2,500, XNA Creator Club Premiere Memberships and have their game published, distributed and promoted on Crispy Gamer's website.  The second and third prize teams will also get exciting prizes and promotional opportunities.  Crispy Gamer averages over 1 million unique visitors each month and provides an exciting opportunity for teams that are looking to break into the industry or make a name for themselves.




You will need to bring a Windows compatible laptop or desktop with you as well as earphones or speakers if you plan to add sound to your game.




Saturday Night events will feature a concert by Megas and the OneUps.


Other Activities:

The game jam will also feature industry speakers, recruiters from top companies, tips and tricks for creating and monetizing your games, lots of free food/drinks, giveaways, networking, PR coverage and much more!!


Rules and FAQs  - http://www.wildpockets.com/gamejamrules

More information can be found at: www.wildpockets.com/sfgamejam


For Updates and Reminders:
Interested but not ready to sign up today? Follow the updates and receive reminders by joining our Facebook event link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=51878762156


Speakers and Judges

Andrew Sheppard - Executive Producer for interactive media at hi5 Networks

Robert Ashley  - Crispy Gamer Contributing Writer

Jameson Hsu -Chief Mochi and co-founder of Mochi Media

Jesse Manuel - Director of Marketing at Super Rewards

Jamil Moledina - Outreach Director, EA Partners, Electronic Arts

Anne-Marie Roussel - Sr Director of Strategic and Emerging Business for Microsoft

Alan Yu - Vice president, Artist & Repertoire and a founder of ngmoco

Schedule of Events:

  9am - 10am     Registration/Breakfast
10am - 12pm     Game Industry Speaker/s and WP Tutorial Breakout sessions
12pm -   1pm     Lunch
12pm -   5pm     Coding
  5pm -   7pm     Dinner
  7pm -  10pm    Coding
10pm - 12am     Megas and OneUps Concert

After Midnight    You are welcome continue working or head home to sleep.



Midnight -9am    Coding
9am - 10am     Breakfast
10am - 12pm     Coding (facilities open all night, return when you want to get started)
12pm                Submission Deadline
1pm - 2pm         Lunch
1pm - 3pm         Socialize with game studio recruiters
1pm - 3pm         Judging
3pm                  Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks


What is Wild Pockets:

Wild Pockets – 3D games in your web-browser! 


During the Game Jam, all games will be built using the brand new Wild Pockets Platform. Wild Pockets is:


  • A free 3D web-browser based game engine – including features such as integrated physics, lighting and shaders, exporters from standard 3D modeling packages, Scripting in Lua, and more
  • An integrated community for sharing game assets to speed up your development process
  • A method to easily distribute the games you create anywhere online (Your own game URL and embed tags for YouTube style distribution)
  • A new way to monetize your games via the web – details to be announced at the Game Jam (hint – think Xbox Live style transaction/payment system)
  • See the Wild Pockets website for sample games and to sign up for an account - http://www.wildpockets.com/


More information can be found at: www.wildpockets.com/sfgamejam



Have questions about Wild Pockets, Crispy Gamer and Microsoft Present - The Bay Area Game Jam? Contact Wild Pockets

When & Where

Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
1065 La Avenida
Mountain View, CA 94043

Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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