The Bay Area Game Jam
Preseted By: Wild Pockets, Crispy Gamer and Microsoft
April 4-5th at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus
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.
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!!
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
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