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2019 Fargo Game Jam

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Replay Games

502 1st Avenue North

In Basement

Fargo, ND 58102

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Event description

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Join developers, designers, and creatives for a weekend of game development at breakneck speed!

Friday evening attendees will split into teams and start designing a game based on a theme that will be announced.


The teams will have Friday night, all of Saturday, and half of Sunday to work on their project. Sunday afternoon, we'll all gather to check out what everyone has created.


Event Schedule:

Friday 7pm - 12pm | Saturday 8am - 12am | Sunday 8am - 5pm

The Replay Games space will shut down Friday and Saturday night and will reopen the following mornings. Participants are welcome to work off-site during this time.


Frequently Asked Questions:


I'm interested in participating, but have never made a game before. Can I still join?

Yes! The Fargo Game Jam is a great place for first time game makers; we've even had a team of new game makers win the event in the past.


We would suggest having a general idea of what you'd like to do before joining the event. Here's some game maker roles to explore:

  • Game Designer
  • Story/Scenario Writer
  • Programmer
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Voice Actor
  • UI Designer
  • Product Manager
  • Voice Actor


What kind of game can we make?

Usually game jam events are focused on video game creation, but the Fargo Game Jam is open to traditional board and card game creation as well.


The only requirement is that your game tie into the event theme picked on the first night, and not include explicit/adult content.


What should I bring to a Game Jam?

We'd recommend bringing at least a paper notebook, computer, or tablet.


Based on what you plan on doing, you may need to bring things like:

  • Art materials or art program if you're interested in art.
  • A game engine like Unity, RPG maker, or Game Maker Studio if you're interested in programming.


Can I work from home?

Yes, but we'd like you to be there Friday night to introduce yourself and form your team, and Sunday afternoon to present what you've made.


Will there be food and beverages?

We'll have an assortment of snacks and beverages available for attendees throughout the event. Lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday, as well as lunch on Sunday.


There is also a variety of restuarants and coffee shops downtown for attendees to check out too.


What is the minimum age requirement?

16 years old and up. Children 9-16 years old that have a parent or guardian at the event are welcome to participate.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking will be available downtown, and there are a few paid lots as well. Public Transportation via MATBUS is also available in the downtown area.


Find out more about downtown parking at Replay Games here.


Contact


You can send event questions to Kyle at: kweik.design@gmail.com


Follow the Fargo Game Makers group on Facebook for a look at our past events.

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Date and Time

Location

Replay Games

502 1st Avenue North

In Basement

Fargo, ND 58102

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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