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Let's Make A Platformer: Mini Game Jam!

During this workshop we will all make a game together! I will be providing a Platformer Starter Kit based on my Super Resident Raver game and we will each be making a level to be packaged up into a single game to be release to the Windows Store, Windows Phone 8 and the Web. No coding skills needed since we will rely on Impact's level editor and if you are an artist come on out to help add new graphics to our game. If you are a coder, you can help add new features to the game as well as items, bad guys and anything else you can come up with.

Schedule:

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Setup (Please be on time)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Introduction/QA

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch (Free Pizza)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Work Time

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Review & Feedback

 

There will be prizes for the best level designs during the workshop as well as free copies of Impact so you can take your work home with you to continue working on your level or build out your own game.

The fun doesn't stop after the meetup is over. Everyone should continue to work on their levels and be ready to bring them to the next meetup in July so we can put it all together and publish the game to the Windows Store. Details on the next meetup will be posted soon.

 

What You Need:

- A computer (Mac or PC)

- A Browser

- We will cover installing NodeJS, Grunt and PHP to run the code

- Desire to make a platformer

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  • Jonathan B.

    Nice! Really fun and well worth going to!

    June 23, 2013

  • Ivan A.

    Thanks about today's class it was awesome!

    June 22, 2013

  • Kareem S.

    I would like to join this meeting!

    June 20, 2013

  • Kareem S.

    I have a Linux Laptop is that ok to work with? is it ok to just watch?

    June 20, 2013

  • Kareem S.

    I would like to join this meeting!

    June 20, 2013

  • Mike F.

    So after 1:00 will be mainly designing levels and baddies right? I don't know if I can stay for all of that part but I can try to make a contribution.

    June 20, 2013

  • Shawn S.

    What are we using to make platform games Jesse?

    June 20, 2013

  • Arnaldo (Arnie) F.

    +1 Guest, Full Name Arnaldo Forte.

    June 17, 2013

    • Jesse F.

      Your guest will have to register so I have their name for security.

      June 20, 2013

    • Arnaldo Forte J.

      OK Thanks. Now registered as Arnaldo Forte Jr.

      June 20, 2013

  • Ivan A.

    Hope this time they would let me in.

    June 15, 2013

    • Jesse F.

      Why didn't they let you in?

      June 16, 2013

    • Ivan A.

      I forgot to take my ID.

      June 16, 2013

  • Jonathan B.

    Can't wait!

    June 16, 2013

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