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Brooklyn Research

630 Flushing Avenue, 6th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11206

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For one weekend makers, developers, designers, and educators come together to form teams and build and launch arcade games in just 54 hours!

About this Event

The structure of a jam: everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon and a secret theme is announced. The attendees are challenged to make arcade games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. Sunday afternoon, we have an open arcade and playtest to invite the outside world to try your new games.

An arcade game can be anything that you'd see in an arcade, whether that's a traditional arcade cabinets, carnival games like in Dave and Busters (think Whack a Mole or Racing games), or something entirely new.

The location (Brooklyn Research) will have resources available for the physical component of your arcade, including 3D printers, soldering tools, and a laser cutter to prototype on. We'll also have kits available for purchase.

You can participate in the game jam even if you're an absolute beginner, or have never been to a game jam or hackathon in the past.

No one turned away, if the $20 gets in the way of you attending, email lmtejedor@gmail.com

Itinerary

April 24 - 26

Friday

6:00pm Meet at BK Research

6:30pm Introduction and theme announced

7:00pm Teams form and initial brainstorming

11:00pm Location closes for the night :)

Saturday

9:00am Breakfast / BK Research opens

2:00pm Laser cutting office hours start

3:00pm Optional Workshop 1 (tba)

5:00pm Optional Workshop 2 (tba)

Sunday

9:00am BK Research opens

5:00pm Submit games and presentations

6:00pm Open Arcade doors open - pizza and drinks!

Mentors

Additional mentors to be announced

Ben Anderman

Ben grew up in the woods in Ontario, Canada, did not attend any schooling (including home schooling, or college later), and is now software engineer living in Brooklyn, New York. Ben can help with hardware (designing custom PCBs, Arduino), and also enjoys: music (drumming), photography, hiking, soccer, diabolo (aka Chinese yo-yo), unicycle, and juggling.

About the Organizer

Brooklyn Research is an interdisciplinary space focused on technological innovation, research, and creative practice. We provide a platform for established artists, technologists, and researchers to create engaging discourse through novel experimentation. Through events, media, and workshops we hope to build an empowered community through an understanding of the technology that informs our daily lives.

Brooklyn Research Lab Inc. is recognized as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

https://brooklynresearch.org

https://www.instagram.com/bkresearch/

https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynResearch/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjI7sUSJAJ6bjJu968Mdy1w

FAQs

Where is Brooklyn Research located?

We are on the 6th floor of the old Pfizer Building, at 630 Flushing Avenue, but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).

What do I need to bring?

Please come with your laptop and charger.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send us an email at events@brooklynresearch.org

What's the refund policy?

Purchases are 100% refundable up until 7 days before the event. If you decide you cannot go after the refund deadline, you can transfer your ticket to someone else but you must let us know by email at events@brooklynresearch.org

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