April Fools' Game Jam
April Fools' Game Jam

April Fools' Game Jam

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McDonough Museum of Art

525 Wick Avenue

Youngstown, OH 44502

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What is a Game Jam? This Game Jam is a 3 day over-night event where you and a team of 1-5 people come together to create a video game prototype.

The theme for your game will be announced at the Game Jam’s opening speech, just after registration.

The event is totally free for you, and meals are included. In order to attend, you will need to sign up by March 24, 2017. The link to sign up is coming soon.

You do not need to have a team in advance; you can always form or join a team to meet new people when you get there!

So, pack up your sleeping bags and computers, game devs, and come have a weekend of fun with the Youngstown Game Developers!

First off, let's get you registered before March 24, 2017!

Registration will be open by November 11th. Space is limited; sign up before it's too late!

Secondly, we will need some info. On the Friday that the game jam starts (March 31st, 2017) We will provide a link to a form we want you to fill out so we know where people are and how to make things better for future jams, as well as what prizes you would like to be entered to win.


That's right, we have some prizes to give away! This game jam is a non-competitive jam, however, we still wanted to offer some cool stuff to give away. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we have some cool stuff to give away during the game jam! The way it will work, is when you fill out the form on Friday, you will also select which prizes you would like to be entered to win. To be fair for everyone, once you are randomly selected as a winner, your name will be removed from the randomization list. Now, to select the prizes you want, you'll have to wait until you sign in on Friday, however, here's a list of what we will be giving away!

(List is subject to change)

List is coming soon. In the mean time, check out the prizes from last year!

2016 Game Jam Prizes:

• Scirra swag box (everyone gets one!)
Scirra Construct 2 Personal License ($129.99 value)
One year Unity PRO License ($900.00 value)
Packt Publishing E-Book: Construct 2 Game Development by Example ($26.99 value)
Packt Publishing E-Book: Getting Started with Unity 5 ($23.99 value)
Packt Publishing E-Book: Learning Unreal Engine Game Development ($35.99 value)
• Packt Publishing 50% E-Book discount and 30% Book discount (available during the Game Jam)
RPG Maker MV License ($79.99 value, 4 available)
$20 Gift Certificate to Quaker Steak and Lube in Boardman, OH

I will update the 2017 list regularly, up through the event so you can keep in mind the prizes you would like to be entered into to be randomly selected to win. Don't forget, the game jam sign up deadline is March 24, 2016!

Form: April Fools' Game Jam 2017 - Team Declarations (link will be live on March 31, 2017)


McDonough Museum of Art
525 Wick Ave
Youngstown, OH MAP


March 31st
6pm - 7pm: registration/check in and dinner
7pm - 7:30pm: keynote/opening speech about the jam
7:30pm and on: start jamming! don’t forget to nap when necessary

April 1st
8:30am 9:30am: breakfast
12pm - 1pm: lunch
1pm - 2pm: team pics
2pm and on: testers are available to use
6pm -7pm: dinner

April 2nd
8:30am - 9:30am: breakfast
12pm - 1pm: lunch
2pm - 3pm: submit your games
3pm - 5pm: present games
4pm - 5pm: wrap up

*schedule subject to change


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