It’s a PARTY

Ok, technically it’s a competition with prizes. It’s not a workshop or a class about making games. But if you want to spend a weekend learning gamedev and getting fed, you’ll be in good company.

You should Meetup!

Venue and prizes generously donated by Butler Community College - Andover Main Campus
715 East 13th Street, Andover, KS 67002



Check out the games from previous events on our Itch.io page!

We even have shirts, hoodies, and mugs!



Do I need to have made a game before?

Plenty of previous participants had little or no gamedev experience, but they had a blast. We’ll have lots of people willing to answer questions and help you learn at your own pace!

Do I need to be a programmer?

No! Games also need artists, writers, and designers. There is no rule for whether your game must be 2D, 3D, complex, or even have graphics.

Do I need a computer?

Most bring their own computer. However, Butler will have some awesome machines available to use if you prefer!

I love it! I must know more!

If you insist! Participating gets you snacks and drinks, all while hanging out with local gamedevs! Meals are provided throughout the weekend. Follow @ICTGameJam, and join us in Slack to get involved with local game devs and upcoming events!

Schedule

Great! Now that you're going to the game jam, here's how the weekend will go...

  • Friday

    Kickoff!

    Doors open at 6pm, kickoff slides and intro start at 7pm. Participants will receive an email to vote on the game jam’s theme. Those needing teams will have an opportunity to pitch ideas and form or join teams as necessary. You can even work solo if you want. 3 people is ideal, and we prefer teams stay below 5. Then it’s time to start making games! Work as long as you can, while staying healthy and safe! Overnight work, and continuing to work remotely are permitted.

  • Saturday

    Build Day!

    Show up in the morning. Enjoy refreshments, meals and … oh yeah… build a game! Hit a wall? Ask for help! Lean on the volunteers and fellow game devs for feedback and encouragement! Same closing rules as Friday!

  • Sunday

    Polish, SHIP IT!! Community Play. Winners announced!

    Arrive in the morning to put the finishing touches on your game. Work stops, lunch begins at 12pm. Judges play your games 1 - 2pm. Doors open to the public 2 - 4:30pm to play your games and vote for Community Choice while the judges deliberate. Winners announced at 4:30pm.

  • Keep
    making
    games!

Help!

The best way to help is to watch Meetup and participate! Otherwise we welcome volunteered time or talent in any amount before, during or after the event.

Finally, if you absolutely insist, here are some sponsorship packages to consider! For all these, please contact ictgamejam@makeict.org.

This and all devICT gamedev events are operated under MakeICT, a 501c3 organization. All donations are used to run this and future gamedev events.

Italian Plumber 1-1: $250

  • Thanks via ICT Game Jam (Twitter), MakeICT and devICT (Twitter, Facebook), twice before event.
  • Thanks at Friday kickoff presentation, and awards announcements on Sunday.
  • Logo or name on 2017 event page.

Protein Mushroom: $500

  • Everything from Italian Plumber 1-1 package.
  • Display of sponsor-provided promotional banner at event.
  • Inclusion of any sponsor-provided promotional items or material in participants’ swag packs.

Invincibility: $1500

  • Everything in Protein Mushroom package.
  • Table space at event for sponsor-provided promotional material.
  • Monthly thanks via social media through February 2018.

Blue Shell: $3000

  • Everything in Invincibility package.
  • Table, banner space, and sponsorship thanks at 2 devICT Gamedev Potlucks.
  • Something else? We’ll figure something out!!

Our fearless judges

From near AND distant lands!

Brent Sodman

Brent Sodman

Brian Foster

Brian Foster