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!
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.
Most bring their own computer. However, Butler will have some awesome machines available to use if you prefer!
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 is permitted, but we send people home around midnight.
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!
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.