What: IGDA Manila Game Jam 2013
When: Jan 25-27, 2013
Where: #324 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Mondragon Bldg. Salcedo Village Makati City
Pitch, build, present games within 48 hours. For game developers of all levels — amateur to hobbyist to professional, any discipline — artists, programmers, designers, any platform — except board games.
Orientation Seminar on January 19, 2013
– ARG Theater, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde.
– #324 sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Mondragon Bldg. Salcedo village Makati City c/o iAcademy
Every last weekend of the first month of the new year, tradition dictates that we cram as many artists, designers, programmers and other creative types into one big room and have them create video games out of pure awesome.
This year, we are partnering with iAcademy to bring the game development magic right in the heart of Makati. We will be jamming at #324 sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Mondragon Bldg. Salcedo Village, the future site of another iAcademy building.
Wow, I’m very interested but, ma’am/sir, I’m just a student and I haven’t really made games before.
It doesn’t matter. Can you draw? Write music? Can you program pixels to appear? Do you have a very deep opinion on how games should be? At least one “yes” to these questions qualifies you as a game jam participant. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of room for people to find other developers who will complement their skills.
I’m a developer at Kamote Dragon Games, Inc., can my super elite team join?
Just don’t skip work. You might run into your bosses there.
You’re free to work with any team you choose. Some take this as an opportunity to bond with office mates. Others want to see what it’s like to work with the folks from the other company.
You can even Rambo it and make a game all on your own.
My game development muscles can’t make it over the weekend but I do enjoy watching other people experience the roller coaster of emotions that comes with making games in a very short time. What can I do to help?
Yes, you can be a volunteer! Responsibilities may include: making sure people play safe and keep them from breaking stuff, memorizing wifi password, and calling the tech guys in case PCs won’t boot.
You’re allowed to playtest their games too, but only if they ask you to.
I’m a game company/development platform/software vendor, and this is the kind of event we would totally sponsor!
It is! Contact Paul at paulgadi[at]gmail.com.