Ludum Dare is a well known Game Jam in which developers from across the world build games in a single weekend.
If you are not sure what a Gamejam is: "A game jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours." --Wikipedia
You can read more about the rules on the Ludum Dare website. http://ludumdare.com/compo/rules/ (The video is quite cute)
So this event is a pre-drinks session at Yours Australian Bar. We will meet up and make teams. If you want to compete alone, or are just looking for motivation then come along anyway!
Teams can organize their own venues for the event. There have been a few attempts at setting a fixed venue but this rarely works. I recommend people work from where they are most comfortable, or in small groups at someones house/office.
The Theme is not announced until Saturday Morning.
We will also organize a Communication method for everyone to use during the competition. Have a suggestion? Post it in the comments below!