A Social Game Fest is an event where people create Social Games and Social Applications for platforms such as Facebook.
The game or application making process is usually set up for four sessions.
If you have not made a social game or application previously with a platform like facebook it is recommended you attend all four sessions. For most people this is recommended as subjects ranging from the Facebook API in game design, PHP, database use, graphic format & conversion, to monetization will be touched on.
For those who would not benefit from additional background or time and are ready to find a team and build a game or application immediately, it is recommended to attend sessions 3 & 4 only.
An application server and an onsite system administrator are provided during the course of the event
There is an early bird registration discount.
This event is open to the general public
For full information go to the www.socialgamefest.net/
Are you one or more of the following types of people?
A developer, visual artist, sound artist, game designer or student who would like to set aside time to make a social game or application for a platform such as Facebook
Want a good place to find a team to build a game
Interested in having some fun and learning about social game technologies
Already knows what they are doing and could use some disciplined defined times away from interuptions to work on a social game
A savvy C, C# or C++ developer or 3d Artist who wants to know what is going on over there with those web-heads doing casual social games
A social networking maven longing to find some people to make your social game or application idea a reality
Social Game Fests are game making festivals held over a series of a few weeks where participants can range from professional developers to students who share the desire to set aside some time to make a social game and connect with other talented creative people.
Depending on who you are you can use the Social Game Fest to:
Build a Social Game or App
Get some thoughts on how to monetize or market your Game or app
Get the basics on the technology of how to build a social application
Meet some people with complementary talents to form a game team
Spend a cheaper, more creative evening than going out to most restaurants
Set aside a disciplined time to excecute your experienced pre-existing team's idea
Submit a game for awards
Hang with fellow game geeks and artists
How do the Social Game Fest sessions work?
Usually there are four sessions available to attend over a period of four weeks. The first two are offered for those who wish to gain technical background for making social games. The last two sessions are oriented towards actively making a game with a team of one or more people. FAQ's and registration info here.
What exactly are social games anyway? Here's one pretty decent explanation.
When & Where
Organizers of the html5devconf.com