IGDA Game Jam 2014 – Less is More is coming to town!
IGDA Estonia is organizing a cool game jam weekend in Tallinn that aims to bring together game enthusiasts to compete in planning, designing and creating a playable game from scratch under the guidance of international gaming experts. Come and meet other developers, learn about the industry and create something awesome!
This year´s theme “Less is More” is giving you a plenty of space for interpretation. Anyone interested in development, design, marketing and business development are welcome to join. No limits or regulations on the genre, platform or OS of the game. You just need to bring your computer and you are ready for action.
Besides prizes for the best performancesby Softlayer, Fortumo and AdCash selected by the jury of organizers, mentors and sponsors, all the games developed during the event will get the opportunity to be showcased at MängudeÖÖ by Level 1 on October 25th.
We have a great bunch of gaming brains on board and a wide range of hot topics discussed:
Alastair Burns from Buff Games – Starting your game studio
Oscar Clark from Everyplay – Creating games as a service
Timo Herttua from Rovio – How to do it lean
Vladimir Funtikov from Creative Mobile – Programming monetization into the game design
Marianna Krjakvina from Creative Mobile – The importance of marketing
Kadri Ugand from GameFounders – How to pitch
David Lamas from Tallinn University – UX and creating the flow
Jarrod Epps from Cashplay
The list of mentors will be updated soon.
Additionally, AppCampus will add an extra sparkle to the event by bringing their new intake of international start-ups over for the whole gaming weekend.
Are you ready to get inspired and build the next hit game? Join IGDA Game Jam! Registration open at Amiando.
Thursday, September 18th: pre-party@AdCash. More info will be announced soon!
Friday, September 19th: event kick-off – teams will be formed based on the game ideas and the skills of participants.Note: if you have registered as a programmer, but it turns out on spot you´d rather fit your team as a designer or maybe want to do both, nobody will mind the change. Everybody will find a place!
Friday-Sunday– workshops and developing the games: besides heavy coding, you will get the chance to hear good advice from well-known gaming experts and participate their seminars and workshops.
Sunday, September 21st: each group will present their games, the jury will announce winners, end of game jam
The game jam takes place at Baltic Film and Media School (27 Narva maantee, Tallinn, Estonia). Detailed schedule will be announced soon.
The event is sponsored by GameFounders, Creative Mobile, Cashplay, Fortumo, AdCash and Softlayer. The event’s media partner is Level 1. The event is funded from the European Social Fund’s entrepreneurship awareness program.