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Mobile Game Dev Workshop sponsored by Intel

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Join us for a full day of awesome Android and HTML5 game dev talks, demos and sessions

Bring it! Intel and Hacker Lab are joining forces to encourage and showcase innovative Android and HTML5 game development here in Sacramento. Help us inspire developer creativity, leverage new form factors, code to Intel hardware, and establish new use cases for Android and HTML5 applications.

In addition to learning about Android game development, developers who demonstrate outstanding apps have the opportunity to be recognized and discovered by Intel. This could include app marketing and promotional support from Intel, becoming an expert ambassador for Intel® and participating in industry events. It's game time! Bring your best HTML5 and Android work to this exciting event; whether it's still in progress or ready to demo, Intel wants to see it.

Featured Sessions

APK on Intel Test Station: Test and Win!

Bring your APKs and test them on Intel powered Android devices and get a chance to win prizes. Three Intel devices will be available all for you to test existing Android apps compiled for either ARM or x86. By testing you enter our event prize raffle. We've got some sweet hardware we're giving out so be sure to enter!

Introduction to Project Anarchy, Joel Van Eenwyk, Field Application Engineer

In this session, Joel will walk through the features available in Project Anarchy that empower developers to make exciting, graphically rich games for mobile platforms. He will also discuss some of the common challenges in mobile game development and how the Havok toolset helps solve them using features like the asset management system, LUA scripting, remote input system, file serving, and so much more. Creating games can be hard, but with Project Anarchy it can be easy and fun!

Beacon Mountain v.05, tool suite for Android

Learn how to speed development of Android Apps for Devices Using ARM* and Intel® Atom™ Processors. Demo will review the Google and Android tools included in the Beacon which help you code, debug and optimize native apps targeting Android-based devices, including smartphones and tablets. The tools are compatible with Eclipse and support popular Android SDKs including the Android NDK.
Speaker: Intel Technical Marketing Engineer TBD

Designing a mobile game for success

Presented by Devin Becker, Design Lead at 5th Planet Games

What you can learn from successful mobile games? How can you apply those keys to your game design? Genre, theme, technology, control schemes, business model, core loop hooks are all key components of game design to consider. In this workshop Devin will present his game design playbook and facilitate an interactive workshop to help you develop your own own ideas. Without proper care devoted to game deisn you can't just think your magic dreams will all work out ;-)

One codebase, multiple platforms

Presented by Joseph Burchett, Build Master at 5th Planet Games

Learn how it's possible to use HTML5/JS to create games using one codebase and distribute to not only mobile but to a lot of the popular platforms currently available. He will run down all the different tools and resources you can use to get started and point out any road blocks you may encounter during development.

Breakout Workshop: Create a Simple Game with Project Anarchy

In this workshop, we will dive deeper into the Project Anarchy toolset and see how to create a simple game. We will cover various aspects of vForge in detail and how to use LUA for prototyping. Come prepared with your laptop so you can follow along!

Selling your Android App + The Mobile Economy

Presented by Brian Collins, Appency. Description coming soon.

Indie Demo Hour - Presented by IGDA Sacramento

Demo your indie game! Facilitated by Gabe of IGDA Sacramento. contact Gabe to get in on this session! djenhancr(at)gmail(dot)com


Sponsored by Intel


We wouldn't be able to put on such an awesome event without our partners!