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Seattle Indies Game Jam 2019

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Pacific Science Center

200 2nd Avenue North

Building 4

Seattle, WA 98109

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Seattle Indies is proud to present our third annual game jam, where the theme is selected by YOU!

About this Event

The Seattle Indies Game Jam is generously hosted by the Pacific Science Center where the theme is decided by our wonderful community! Participants will be tasked with creating a game between 6 pm on Friday to 4 pm on Sunday, in whatever format they choose, while using the selected theme as guidance. Form a team with others, or work solo - you decide!

If you need a little inspiration check out the games from last year's jam where the theme was Unexpected Results! Read a recap of the jam here and check out the final presentations.

All participants must complete and pass a quick background check per requirements of the Pacific Science Center since there will be guests present during the jam. We encourage participants to interact with Science Center guests and answer questions about the jam and encourage them to try your games if the time is right.

Background check link

This event is open to all ages, participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. No alcohol or recreational substances are allowed on site.

This year the Seattle Indies Game Jam will have a bit of a competitive element with prizes to be announced as the event gets closer. We'll have a great lineup of judges and mentors on hand throughout the weekend to help make your projects the best that they can be and then decide on winners at the conclusion of the jam.

The Theme

Seattle Indies Patrons will have the exclusive ability to submit a theme to be voted on and selected by the public! From now until October 12th, 11:59 AM, Patrons of any tier will be able to submit their idea to be considered for the voting round. Not currently a Patron? Sign up before October 11, 2019 11:59 PM for the ability to participate as well!

Visit https://www.patreon.com/SeattleIndies to become a Patron now!

Starting October 13th, we will open voting to the general public, using a selection of the Patron submitted themes. Voting will close on October 27th at 11:59 pm. The winner and selected theme will be announced at the start of the jam - on November 8th!

Patreon Supporters will also be receiving a 25% discount code for entry to the jam so if you are a Patreon supporter please wait for the code before you register.

The Event

Stay tuned to the Seattle Indies Discord for updates!

Pacific Science Center is graciously hosting the event, and providing secured, 24/7 access to the site! Please be sure to bring all the materials you will need to create your project with you - desks, power, and internet access will all be provided. We recommend downloading any tools you need (like Unity/Unreal) before arriving at the jam to maximize your working time.

Doors will open at 5:00 on Friday the 8th for you to arrive and begin setting up. Opening presentations will begin at 7. Seattle Indies members are welcome to stop by for the opening presentations on Friday and closing at 6pm on Sunday.

Dinner will be provided at the close of the jam on Sunday during final judging and presentations.

Enter through the blue reception door by the loading dock on the corner of 2nd and John, signs will be posted. Check-in will be in the boardroom and the jam itself will be taking place in Building 4 which is upstairs from the boardroom and next to the PACCAR IMAX theater (site of GGJ 2018 if you were there).

Parking in general for long amounts of time is expensive around Seattle Center. We strongly suggest participants to try to come in groups to split the cost, or to park further away and bus to the event.

Overnight

Security will be on site and assisting overnight, which means the Pacific Science Center will be open the full 48 hours with no interruptions. Please note that there will be a specific door that all participants are supposed to use after hours, located on the North side of the Pacific Science Center entering near the Paccar IMAX Theater. More information will be provided at the event. There will be space provided to sleep overnight, but as always, take care of yourself!

Equipment

As usual for all game jam type events, everyone will need to bring whatever they need to be self-sufficient, including any computer equipment and peripherals. Basic network access will be provided through WiFi and ethernet. We suggest having all of your required software, files, and assets downloaded and saved locally, as cloud services may not always be accessible. Additionally, please try to avoid downloading large files whenever possible.

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Seattle Indies is an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/).

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Pacific Science Center

200 2nd Avenue North

Building 4

Seattle, WA 98109

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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