TreSensa + Kik + IFP's Made in NY Media Center Present: Mobile Web Game Jam NYC

Remember what Bejeweled was to online games?  And what Farmville was for social games or Angry Birds was for native app games?

Well there is a massive new area emerging for mobile gaming that is waiting for it's first big hit.  It is called the mobile web.  By using HTML5 to develop your mobile web game, you can reach millions of mobile gamers, whether through mobile game portals, media sites, social networks, app stores, or within what we believe represents the largest opportunity - mobile messaging apps.  Join TreSensa and Kik, in partnership with the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and NYCEDC, to help NYC become the epicenter for this new class of games.

Learn to code games in Javascript and collaborate with other game developers, designers and artists to win prizes and have fun.  Prizes include $1,000 for the Grand Prize Winner, $500 for the Runner Up, and $250 for Third Place.  Space is limited, so sign up now. See rules for additional details.

GAME JAM: OCTOBER 18, 19, & 20TH

• 6 PM Friday - 6:30 PM Sunday

• Location: Made in NY Media Center, 30 John Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

• Keynote speech, team formation and theme announcement

• 48 hours of game design and development - good times!

• Presentations, award ceremony and prizes  

See program for full details

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  • Van N.

    Sorry to comment off topic but I'm creating a NYC hip hop and skateboard block party to raise cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin) awareness. I'm looking for volunteers to join the project and I know tech and creative folk have the right type of mind set for this. Contact me at [masked] to discuss. More info:

    June 22

  • Michele U.

    Great event! It was a lot of fun.

    October 21, 2013

  • Rakesh R.

    Sincerest thanks to all the participants and supporters of the game jam and congrats to the winners! The submissions are visible in the gallery section -
    Power to the Mobile Web and see you at the next meetup.

    October 21, 2013

  • Jon S.

    Had a lot of fun this weekend! Great to meet everyone and talk dev tools over a plate of saag paneer.

    October 21, 2013

  • Pamela V.

    fantastic and fun!

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wanted to come to this but got a job I had to take last minute. Thanks Rakesh for the workshop on Wednesday and being patient.

    October 18, 2013

  • Anne P.

    I won't be able to make it after all! But this sounds amazing and I hope the event goes well. :D

    Also thanks, Rakesh, for reaching out to ask if we have any questions. Much appreciated! :)

    October 18, 2013

  • Rakesh R.

    Psyched to see everyone this evening and reveal the THEME! reminder - There's going to be food and - theres a refresher at 5 P to get oriented on KiK and TreSensa Game Engine.
    Also, Non programmers, we need you too! designers, musicians etc, come and team up with the techies. See you in a few hours. Let's make this happen.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Pamela V.

    ok if anyone is looking for a story teller, brand strategist and visual design thinker on their team give me a shout! I actually have extensive knowledge of the anthropology of gaming and the story & design aspects of building games just NOT a programmer or techie!

    October 18, 2013

  • Rakesh R.

    Program addition: For those of you with questions on TGE, we will be doing a quick Q&A/refresher at 5 PM before the game jam starts -so you can start the Game jam focused on making your Game and not the underlying tech. Location: At the game jam venue

    October 17, 2013

  • David W.

    How important is the use of TGE / Kik? It is mentioned elsewhere that these are optional (albeit encouraged) but in the rules it mentions that the use of these might play a factor in how the judges rate your game.

    October 17, 2013

    • Rakesh R.

      Hi David, The most important criterion the quality of the game that runs great on the mobile web. Creatively taking advantage of features in KiK messenger and TGE is definitely encouraged as it would make the game even more compelling, so thats the second most imp criterion.

      October 17, 2013

  • Elizabeth L.

    Hey everyone, I haven't been able to come to the GameJam sessions, but I'd love to participate if anyone needs a composer/sound designer. I went to Juilliard for composition, and my day job is writing music for a studio in NYC, so I have lots of experience in the field :) Let me if you'd like my help on your game!


    October 17, 2013

  • Rakesh R.

    Hello all game jam participants. We will be using the challengepost platform for the actual game jam workflows and information. How to submit your Game:

    Click the “Register” button in the blue banner at Review the hackathon rules on the next page, then click “Confirm Registration”

    Log in with your ChallengePost account or signup.

    Note:One team member needs to complete the Submission form. Remember to add all team members on the form so that they can be recognized as a part of your team

    Click “Submit for review” before the deadline on Sunday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m.

    Start your draft early

    You may begin filling out the Submission form as soon as you register on . Hit “Save as draft” at any time to save your work, and come back and edit it at any time before the deadline.

    Questions? Email: [masked]

    October 17, 2013

  • Rakesh R.

    Game Jam Pro tip: Don't be learning a whole new technology at the game jam.
    Mobile Web game programming is easy to learn but we want you to hit the ground running on Friday evening so come to the crash course in our offices this evening to get comfortable with Mobile Web Game and KiK tools. We have Beer and Pizza covered too.

    October 16, 2013

  • Rakesh R.

    Hi Game Jammers! The event is shaping up to be a great one. We have 50 confirmed participants and the space in DUMBO is amazing.

    October 16, 2013

  • Jason S.

    would we also be using tools from kik?

    October 12, 2013

    • Rakesh R.

      Yes! We can turn our games into KiK cards with messaging using the KiK SDK at­. we will be covering this in the next session on wednesday for those want some hands on experience prior to the event.

      October 15, 2013

  • Rakesh R.

    Those who missed the Mobile Web Game crash course last night can take a look this tutorial as well as interactive samples at

    October 12, 2013

  • Rakesh R.

    For the Crash Course tonight, Be sure to bring your laptop loaded with a Javascript Code Editor/ IDE such as WebStorm. We will be conducting a step by step hand-on tutorial.

    October 11, 2013

  • Jason S.

    do we sign up here?

    October 5, 2013

    • Rob G.

      yes - you are all signed up. Looking forward to meeting you.

      1 · October 6, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • TreSensa

    Mobile Web Game Development/Distribution Company

  • KIK

    Mobile Messenger App

  • Made in NY Media Center by IFP

    Media Center and Collaboration Space


    New York City Economic Development Corporation

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