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Portland Indie Speed Run
September 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - September 29, 2013 @ 8:00 pm$25
ATTN: Portland Indie Speed Run jammers! E-mail ISR via http://www.indiespeedrun.com/devsite/index.php?option=com_rsform&view=rsform&Itemid=8 to submit your game if you were affected by the power outage!
The Portland Indie Game Squad, Pixel Arts Game Education, and the University of Portland are hosting a 48-hour game jam from September 27th through the 29th. Participants will gather Friday evening, hear the jam’s secret theme, then race against the clock to make a game using their technical skills, teamwork, and everything learned along the way! People without specific or advanced technical skills are of course welcome to participate to learn new things and meet the community.
Friday, September 27th:
6pm-7pm – Form teams and meet other jammers.
7pm-7:30pm – Receive theme and start jam.
Sunday, September 29th:
5:30pm-7pm – The public is welcome to come and watch final game-making steps and finished games.
7:00pm-8:00pm – Wrap up, clean up, go home, and go to sleep.
Equipment, sleep, food:
A very small amount of computer and board game development equipment/supplies will be provided; please plan on bringing your own equipment. If you bring something like a PC tower, you are welcome to leave it at the jam site for the entire weekend, and it will be safe if you need to leave the University for any amount of time. Sleeping space will be provided, though jammers are responsible for their own overall health and wellness (which will be supported via suggested breaks, mealtimes, etc.). Updates regarding on-location snacks, a map of nearby restaurants, and free licenses from software companies will be posted in the comments of community page event listings.
Please register via our Game Education PDX form; we have room for 50 jammers, and those who register will be accepted before walk-ins. If you are participating remotely, post in this thread or tweet at @PIGSquad with the #pdxspeedrun and #pigjam tags asking for the theme or a team match up, and we’ll help! Participants are welcome to work alone.
Indie Speed Run Component:
It is very highly recommended that all teams register with the Indie Speed Run competition. It costs $25 per team, allowing a great panel of professional judges (including Ron Gilbert, Notch, SUDA51, and Peter Molyneux this year) to evaluate your finished game; the games with the highest scores will receive prizes, including up to $2,500.
Via Pixel Arts Education, game-making mentors will facilitate youth aged 9 – 17 and their parents to participate in their own jam during the available hours of Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm. Parents are welcome to register via our youth registration form; we have room for 20 youth jammers. If you are interested in volunteering to help mentor and guide youth in their jam, please submit your volunteer inquiry here!