OrcaJam III

All the details at the official website:

http://www.orcajam.com

3:00PM-7:00PM: Moon Underwater (360 Bay Street) mixer. Free food and drinks!

6:00PM: Doors open at Traveller's Inn, you can start setup

7:30PM: Opening Ceremonies at Traveller's Inn

8:00PM: Official Jam START

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  • Jacob S.

    Hey, wanted to shamelessly plug an iPad game I just released. Ragdoll Boxing: Match of the Century. ( http://omgpanda.com/boxing/ )

    I worked on the moose game with Justin at this jam, but for those that remember, it clearly wasn't something I could ship as a full game. >.<

    Luckily at the next GameJam, 2Jam in Vancouver, I got to work on something that I could put on the AppStore. A 2-player iPad game.

    Anyway, seriously had a great jam with you all. Looking forward to the next.</selfpromotion>

    2 · February 21, 2013

    • Christer Kaitila (.

      Nice work Jacob! Looks fantabulously rockawesome. Port this baby to all the platforms.

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for such a great first jam experience! I've posted some photos to my G+ album. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100797213576415269390/albums/5781947908801246385

    1 · August 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    1 · August 27, 2012

    • Calvin F.

      SPOILERS WARNING geez

      August 28, 2012

    • Max L.

      Warning: this game contains awesome spoilers.

      August 28, 2012

  • Calvin F.

    Hey everybody! Press F11 and then click here ...

    http://kittylambda.com/photos/orcajam2012

    ... to enjoy some analogue pictograms from ORCAJAM day #2.

    Thanks everybody it was truly awesome to see and meet so many of you humans.

    2 · August 28, 2012

    • Chris T.

      Bravo sir! Film is my favourite. And personally, I love the Massively Multiple Exposure shot at the top.

      August 28, 2012

    • Calvin F.

      Thank you Mr. Tihor! It was a pleasure to jam beside you as well all weekend =)

      August 28, 2012

  • Marta L.

    Thank you everyone for such an awesome first jam experience! I'll definitely be attending more meetups :) Colton already posted the link to our game, but I'd love to keep in touch over the twitters: @pixelsbymarta

    August 28, 2012

  • Mel R.

    So awesome!

    August 27, 2012

  • Max L.

    Project: Maple has been submitted to Ludum Dare - the page for that is here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-24/?action=preview&uid=16847

    The game itself is on Kongregate, here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/MoracExMachina/project-maple

    August 27, 2012

  • Matt T.

    Jam was awesome! TowerFall isn't released yet, but you can follow its development at towerfall.tumblr.com

    August 27, 2012

  • Jason

    It's not much, but at least I finished something this time! http://jasonwgeorge.ca/LD24-OJ_Evolution/

    2 · August 26, 2012

    • Jason

      Oh and I know it's not really maple syrup themed but, well, imagine the primordial soup as primordial syrup!

      1 · August 26, 2012

    • Rod M.

      :)

      August 27, 2012

  • Jordan R.

    I had a great time! Wish I could have personally met everyone. Keep in touch with me on twitter @freqwave .

    August 27, 2012

  • Dan L.

    Dudes. That was incredible. I was so slamming busy that I didn't get much time to introduce myself in person to a lot of you. Who was recording the podcast, and where can I listen to it?

    Thank you, LEVEL UP! You are awesome.

    August 27, 2012

    • Jordan R.

      Hey Dan the podcast should be up in a week or less at levelupradio.ca

      1 · August 27, 2012

  • Colton P.

    This event was really awesome. I had a freaking blast. Here's the game we made. Corvus in Flashpunk http://megaswf.com/file/2467975

    1 · August 27, 2012

  • Christer Kaitila (.

    Had a lot of fun. The people I met inspired me with their extreme gamedev talent. I was blown away by the amazing things that people made. Zero complaints of any kind.

    August 27, 2012

  • Eric R.

    Fantastic.

    August 27, 2012

  • Christer Kaitila (.

    It was great to meet so many gamedevs I've admired for ages in real life. I had a blast! Here's my turn based strategy puzzle game, Fantasy Map Tactics: http://mcfunkypants.com/LD24

    2 · August 27, 2012

  • Brandon D.

    Yet another great experience! Awesome job everyone.

    August 27, 2012

  • Eric R.

    Here's my ship building game called Maple. Remember to NOT create infinite loops. Thanks again to Matt and Jordan for the sound help. It was awesome jamming with everyone. http://ericraue.com/f/projects/ld24/

    1 · August 26, 2012

  • Dan L.

    This was probably one of the coolest things I've ever attended. Thank you!

    August 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's my little maple syrup themed entry. Used the jam to learn how to use Flixel and Monkey. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7284819/OrcaJam/SeedOnTheWind.swf

    1 · August 26, 2012

  • Matt C.

    Hey guys,

    I've just started playing around with some basic loops and samples to create some music tracks. Nothing special and these are just short cuts, but let me know if they might fit with what you're working on or if you'd like to try something else together. http://soundcloud.com/mattcowlrick/sets/orcajam-iii/

    August 25, 2012

  • Ken C.

    There's a big group of us on the 3pm ferry. We're coming Andy, so keep the beer cold!

    August 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've just arrived at Moon Underwater and got our tables reserved. Feel free to come down anytime! The taps will be flowing and free food until 7pm.

    August 24, 2012

  • Chris Z.

    It's looking like I won't be making it this weekend :/ I'll try my best to make it late Saturday or early Sunday but it's looking bleak. Don't worry about a refund either way though.

    August 23, 2012

  • Christer Kaitila (.

    WOOOOOO!

    2 · August 23, 2012

  • Jason

    Hey so where and when is the pre-meetup meetup now?

    August 23, 2012

  • Jason L.

    Clipper was booked on sunday. Looks like I'm going through Anacortes Fri/Sun

    August 22, 2012

  • Ken C.

    If anyone from Vancouver is taking the ferry without a car, I'll be aiming for the 3:00pm Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry on Friday if you want a ride from the ferry to the hotel.

    August 22, 2012

  • Max L.

    I have a huge favour to ask of anyone with a vehicle - I need some help getting my desktop to and from the jam location. I don't live far (<5 mins by car), and it isn't much stuff, but it's a bit further than I can walk with it.

    I'm willing to pay in beer! (or a beverage of your choice)

    1 · August 22, 2012

    • Jason

      I can help if you need it, got a car, just message me where and when!

      August 22, 2012

    • Max L.

      Sweet! Thanks! I'm going to be at the location right at the start on Friday, around 6 PM. Would that be a good time to meet up?

      August 22, 2012

  • Ken C.

    Who else is going to be using Unity?

    August 20, 2012

    • Dan L.

      I work with Unity toooooo. I can do 2d or 3d. I also have a plugin called SpriteManager2 for Unity which generates sprite sheets from an image sequence.

      August 21, 2012

    • Graham D.

      Nice! I am also using SM2 for creating sprite sheets for animation. :)

      August 21, 2012

  • Jacob S.

    Super excited to see all y'all.
    I'll be arriving a little late. I'm rolling in on the Seattle/Victoria Clipper which lands at 5:45pm. Any other folks going to be on this boat?

    August 20, 2012

  • Brooke F.

    Due to a schedule malfunction I have to work all weekend, so my laptop and I are going to have to sit this one out. :(

    August 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking to share a hotel room if anyone has some bed or floor space.

    August 19, 2012

  • Jason

    So, total newb here and I’d like to get prepared – what are some good tools for creating sprite sets other than Photoshop and full-on image programs? Any “precision” tools on PC?

    August 9, 2012

    • Jason

      Very cool, thanks for all the helpful comments. I'll check those out! I use Paint.net already.

      August 9, 2012

    • Dan L.

      I just installed pickle. it's pretty sweet. I'm used to Toon Boom Studio, which is vector-based, but I'm really diggin' this program. But it appears that there's no way to save your work in pickle.

      August 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Party Rockers, I'm looking for rideshare from seattle and roomshare up at the OJ if anyone has room. Pumped to finally get to go!

    August 16, 2012

  • Timothy C.

    I am new to this, in fact I am new to programming (just 1 year in software development field). Is there any knowledge prerequisite to attend this event?

    August 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Some people are willing to teach and share but there's no guarantees. :)

      August 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't worry about it too much. You'll find ways to contribute, learn a lot, and meet new people.

      August 16, 2012

  • Christer Kaitila (.

    Sorry to hear that you can't come, Brandon! Was looking forward to seeing you! We should have mini orcajams every few months in coffeeshops. =)

    August 15, 2012

    • Colton P.

      Hell yeah! We should get in the habit of posting our own jams to Level up so others know about it. Next time UVic GameDev has a minijam I'll make a post on the page :) See you next time hopefully Brandon! :D

      August 15, 2012

  • Brandon B.

    Won't be attending sadly. Hope you all have a great time!
    Cheers.

    August 14, 2012

    • Max L.

      Oof, that sucks. Hope nothing is going too wrong on your end.

      August 14, 2012

  • Max L.

    Sorry for the newbish question, but just to clarify: there won't be any hardware on site, correct? Our own computers are needed? I couldn't find any mention of this on the OrcaJam website. (Not actually going to be a problem, just need to organize someone to help me get my desktop down there, as my laptop option is... lacking).

    August 9, 2012

    • Max L.

      Ah, definitely misread that section. Thanks.

      August 9, 2012

    • Jason

      If anyone needs a ride let me know, I may be able to assist with moving stuff around. Be sure to bring "protection" for your computer given the venue haha!

      August 9, 2012

  • Brandon B.

    it's looking VERY possible that I won't be able to attend :(
    I'll keep you updated.

    August 9, 2012

  • Brandon B.

    Looking to make an #html5 game at this thing, anyone wanna join me? :D

    August 2, 2012

    • Brandon B.

      it will depend on the theme, ideas, and skill set available to us. I would like to use a framework, but would prefer to stay away from a tool that generates the code (so no game maker, or construct).
      I hope to keep it very simple, and have us just create our own entities/sprites and behaviors... not a whole game engine.

      August 9, 2012

    • Brandon B.

      also a great resource to look at would be: http://www.html5gamed...­
      there are engines and tools there that might give you some other options.

      August 9, 2012

  • Jimmy W.

    I am coming but I don't have money in my Paypal account right now...

    August 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We only have a few tickets left, so hurry up and refill! (or get a friend to pay for you perhaps)

      August 2, 2012

  • Dan L.

    I'm getting super excited about this event! I've never been to a game jam before, so this is going to be pretty rad. I'm seeing some superstar names in the attending list. :D

    I will be there to help make stuff look pretty. Can't wait!

    August 1, 2012

  • Jordan R.

    Looking forward to jamming out ideas and contributing Music & Sound

    August 1, 2012

  • Jason

    Second time attending. Don't do this for a living but it was fun last time! Hope I can get some more experience under my belt.

    August 1, 2012

  • Colton P.

    Thanks Calvin. I'm excited too.

    July 21, 2012

  • Calvin F.

    Colton you are awesome for bringing musical instruments! =)

    July 20, 2012

  • Colton P.

    @Christer: I wouldn't worry about making noise, I don't think we'd be playing music, I'd be more interested in bringing equipment for everyone to utilize for game-making. :) Ride would definitely be appreciated, we'll see when that time comes around.

    July 12, 2012

  • Christer Kaitila (.

    Hey Colton, I'd be happy to lend you a hand: we could use my nasty blue station wagon of daditude. That said, there's a possibility the wife uses it to go out of town for that weekend but if not I'm glad to help. Another issue: the hotel may not allow us to make noise.

    July 12, 2012

  • Colton P.

    I'd love it if someone with a van could give is a lift there and back. We have a LOT of instruments I'm sure there are other musically inclined people who would be interested in using a real keyboard, guitar, etc (maybe not???) Anyway we'll bring some stuff for sure.

    Levity is an awesome word! :3

    July 12, 2012

  • Colton P.

    I'd love it if someone with a van could give is a lift there and back. We have a LOT of instruments I'm sure there are other musically inclined people who would be interested in using a real keyboard, guitar, etc (maybe not???) Anyway we'll bring some stuff for sure.

    July 12, 2012

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