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July Mini Game Jam @ Game Duell

A new month, a new jam and this time a new location too: Just for this jam, GameDuell is hosting us! The event will take place at the auditorium, which has a huge projection screen for the presentations, an ample kitchen, a billiards table and, weather permitting, a nice terrace to hang out if you want to take a break during the jam.

Berlin Mini Game Jam is a relaxed 8 hour prototyping workshop: After we have chosen a theme together, we form teams or go solo to make game graphics, concepts and prototypes on computers, phones, cardboard or physical space. At the end, we present the results to each other.

Create whatever you want, just bring any materials you need.

Everyone is welcome! Really! Artists, game designers, coders, hobbyists or professionals. Any gender, any background! We regularly have new people, so don't worry if you don't know anybody yet: You're quite welcome too.

There is no participation fee. GameDuell will sponsor drinks and Pizza.de http://bit.ly/1nfADEg kindly provides the food after the presentations!

We have a Facebook group too, by the way: Berlin Game Developers Meet-Up (http://on.fb.me/NAYyBR).

Oh, and don’t forget to post a theme suggestion when you RSVP for this event. See you at the jam!

UPDATE: In the unlikely event of us hitting the 80 people limit of the location during the jam (first come, first serve - presentations not affected), we will let you know on this page!

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  • Simon C.

    Just wrote a quick post mortem for my latest minijam game err. experiment with more cuby world screenshots.

    Please do read http://firepunchd.tumblr.com if you care to

    2 · July 29, 2014

    • Walter P.

      Nice write up. The slogan for your "Ridiculous Glitching" project had me laughing out loud:

      "Are you ready to RAGE QUIT?"

      July 29, 2014

    • Simon C.

      And it is the truth!

      July 29, 2014

  • Walter P.

    Yet another well executed and well oiled machine. I had an amazing time. I wrote an article on my blog about my experience, if any one wants to read it. You can check it out here: http://www.digitalhecatomb.net/berlin-mini-game-jam-july-2014/

    Thanks again to the organizers who put so much effort into this event. You guys must have Awesome Sauce for blood!

    4 · July 27, 2014

    • Christiaan J.

      Hey Walter! I'm sorry that we didn't make this clear at the jam: the voted themes are not mandatory. You could have used your favourite theme even if it wasn't in the top 3. That's perfecly fine. After all, the themes are only for inspiration. You are still free to base your game on anything that you want, regardless of the voting results. I'm definitely looking forward to see more Interactive Fiction games made with Inform (so far I've only tried making stuff with Twine myself).

      1 · July 29, 2014

  • Tobias W.

    Here's a blog post about my art-/cardboard-/webcam-based game Hungry Crocodile: http://blog.dragonlab.de/2014/07/hungry-crocodile

    (Feel free to post screenshots/links of your games also here, not just in the spreadsheet!)

    2 · July 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is there a copy of the entire presentations segment floating around anywhere?

      July 27, 2014

    • Tobias W.

      Iwan will post a cut video soon. If you want your whole uncut segment, you might want to message him.

      July 27, 2014

  • Taeko

    I really enjoyed the jam! Thanks for organising this and I'm looking forward to the next one already. I didn't get to speak to everyone, but I'll be more sociable next time. Haha. I was a bit nervous as it was my first time. It was so much fun to team up with really talented people, and I learned a lot from this experience. If anyone needing music and custom made sounds for future jams or projects, pls let me know!

    5 · July 27, 2014

  • Lorenzo P.

    If you want to find out more about Join – 1st Local Multitplayer Summit, which is taking place on August 9 in Berlin, please visit http://www.localmultiplayer.com/summit – thanks for allowing me to announce it yesterday!

    2 · July 27, 2014

  • Iwan G.

    Please put your game details in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhGYoL_UaC2bdHRfaWxtNEJjRmVGV2J6blVhTDR4U1E&usp=sharing , it will be part of the event summary!
    Protip: games playable in a browser need screenshots too.

    July 27, 2014

  • Tobias W.

    Thanks a lot for joining us, everyone! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. So many cool games and even more cool people to jam with - record beaten! Oh, and remember to put your games in the document Iwan will post a link too later.

    By the way, if you liked the meetup, maybe you could write a review for the group? It might help other people who aren't sure what to expect, and I've heard from quite a few today that we managed to exceed their expectations :)

    And if you have suggestions how to improve, send them my way!

    1 · July 27, 2014

    • Tobias W.

      (And by the way, we were complimented on the great atmosphere. We're not responsible. That's all your fault, you lovely bunch of participants! Thanks for being so excellent.)

      July 27, 2014

  • Simon C.

    What an awesome place to jam with so MANY awesome people

    1 · July 27, 2014

  • Alexej G.

    big

    July 26, 2014

  • Tobias W.

    Themes. Take any or take multiple for MAXIMUM EFFECT:
    - local multi player!
    - crossing the desert
    - Games with procedural created stages. In general, games that aren't the same if you play them again.

    July 26, 2014

  • Christiaan J.

    A lot of people showed up already!! The available space is filling up quick! We have only15 spots left at this moment (12:35 PM).

    July 26, 2014

  • Tobias W.

    Reminders:
    - Bring a power strip - a Mehrfachsteckdosenleiste (Or you might have no power.)
    - We only have space for 80 people, first come, first serve, will post here if near limit.
    - Summer Jam is awesome and going on over the weekend. You can work on your game at our place: http://itch.io/jam/summer-jam
    - Same for Indie Quilt: http://jams.gamejolt.io/indiequilt
    - If you tweet, mention @berlinminijam and @gameduell :)

    See you all tomorrow!

    July 25, 2014

  • Simon C.

    Omg tomorrow we will finally jam. Again.

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • Marie S.

    Thank you so much for organizing. It will be my first mini game jam and as designer i would love to support many Developers as possible with assets or what ever thiny icon you may need.

    2 · June 27, 2014

    • Marie S.

      I'm ready to illustrate. And i do enjoy interfaces a lot. I'm an interface Designer who can illustrate. Sounds like a perfect match!

      1 · July 21, 2014

    • Walter P.

      ebooks? How about text adventures written in Inform7? http://inform7.com/­

      July 24, 2014

  • Simon C.

    sooo many people, soo scary

    July 22, 2014

    • Tobias W.

      Don't worry, we'll just let the organisators deal with it. It's not like we participants have t--

      Wait. Damn.

      July 22, 2014

  • Christiaan J.

    Also, please bring power strips if you can (Mehrfachsteckdosen). We will need them to connect all your computers.

    July 20, 2014

    • Tobias W.

      Think of it like this for motivation: You can only be sure that you'll have power if you bring a power strip ;)

      3 · July 20, 2014

  • Tobias W.

    Just in case you missed the update in the description:

    A lot of people have already said they are coming here and on Facebook (where we have 67 "going" and 69 "maybe"), but the location can only accomodate about 80 people during the jam. First come, first serve - and if we actually hit the limit, we'll post here, so keep an eye out if you're coming late.

    There is no hard limit for the presentations though, we only have limited working space.

    July 20, 2014

  • Alexej G.

    I will make a weird game. If I manage to install windows until 26th July :/

    July 14, 2014

  • Lisa P

    Sry, I won't make it to the jam, but maybe to the presentations :)

    July 13, 2014

    • Tobias W.

      Aww, you're missing the probably biggest jam we've ever done (62 "yes", 71 "maybe" at Facebook additionally to meetup). But well, see you at the presentations then. With so many people, they're bound to be amazing!

      July 13, 2014

  • Christoph

    By the way sound effects: Are there any good sites that provide free sound effects like talking crowds, city noise etc. that you can recommend? It's for messing around with and not meant for commercial use.

    July 9, 2014

  • Taeko

    Is ok to make music & sound effects during this event? If so, I'm in! I have to bring my gear though...

    2 · July 9, 2014

  • Christiaan J.

    We are also collaborating with the Summer Jam ( http://itch.io/jam/summer-jam­ ), which takes place online that same weekend. You can come to our event and work on your game for the Summer Jam, which starts the day before (Friday the 25th) and finish the day after (Sunday 27th).
    To participate in the Summer Jam you just basically upload your game to itch.io on Sunday, based on the theme they provide you on Friday. It's that simple. Please also submit your theme suggestion in the link provided at the jam page.

    June 27, 2014

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