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Whether you're an experienced game developer or just interested in making games, Seattle Indies has a place for you. We feature regular meet-ups that enable people to make games, share feedback, network, and discuss the latest news in the industry. Join us and start the journey to making your next game!

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Upcoming events (5+)

Global Game Jam

Pacific Science Center

The Global Game Jam brings together talented individuals from within your community. It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working. Participants work concurrently with developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game. It's our hope that we will see some very experimental realized prototypes that you can continue to work on after the jam. Many games developed in previous Game Jams have become fully realized games. The GGJ is open source, hardware & software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons license. We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves, within reason. We also strongly encourage participants to remember to eat and sleep, to stay at their best! For the second year in a row Pacific Science Center has generously offered to host our site and we'll be joining forces with AIE. PacSci will be providing security and 24/7 access to the space. You will be required to wear a participant badge at all times while onsite. You will also be interacting with the public guests of the museum throughout the weekend as a living exhibit of game development in progress. As per usual only tables, power and internet will be provided so please bring all of the necessary equipment and software with you for you to be able to participate in the jam. We'll kick off the jam with a brief presentation on Friday evening and end with a show & tell for anyone that wants to present their work to the rest of the jammers at our site. Please make sure you register on the global game jam site: https://globalgamejam.org/2019/jam-sites/pacific-science-center-x-aie-x-seattle-indies-global-game-jam-2019 Registration and setup beings at 5pm, jammers should enter through the blue reception door on 2nd Ave in the loading area and follow signs to the Board Room to register. --- Seattle Indies is an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/)

Indie Support Group

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Curious how to start learning something? Want to chat with someone of another discipline? Need a place to work on a project and share it with others? ISG is a social, game development focused work group that encourages people of all skill levels and disciplines to come together and collaborate for the benefit of all. How it Works: • Show up, introduce yourself, let everyone know what you hope to accomplish • Ask for help with anything, get to know others, share your projects, or enjoy the company of others as you work! • Share your highs and lows, high fives all around --- Accessibility information: There is paid street parking all around the neighborhood. There are paid parking garages at 516 Harrison St, 650 3rd Ave N, and at the corner of 5th Ave N and Harrison St. The Seattle Center has nearby bus stops serviced by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 32, 33, D Line, and the monorail. The venue is listed as wheelchair accessible. The Seattle Center has additional accessibility information available on their website here: http://www.seattlecenter.com/about/accessibility.aspx --- Seattle Indies is an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/).

Seattle Queer Indie Devs Monthly Meet Up - January

Optimism Brewery

Are you an LGBTQ+ games creator? Want to work alongside other queer people in games? Whether you do programming, design, art, writing, music, or more, come and join us for a meetup of community-building, collaborating, discussion, and co-working. For this meeting, we’ll start the meeting with general updates, and then spend the rest of the time chatting and connecting, as well as bringing projects to share. Everyone should please come prepared to talk with each other and welcome each other. If you'd like to present any projects, please come prepared with any items you need to present. *** Note: Bringing something to show off (prototype, work-in-progress, or finished project) is encouraged. If you bring something, please be clear if you are looking for feedback or not. If you are interacting with someone's project, please ask them if the creator wants feedback. This is not a feedback workshop/session. *** There will be optional discussion topics: This month's optional discussion topic is about Burnout and Renewal of Energy. - How do you prevent, detect, and deal with personal burnout? - How do you renew your personal energy, your creative energy, and your projects? - What does burnout look like in queer games communities? How does or how should a queer games community prevent, detect, and deal with burnout? --- Mission Statement & Who This Group is For This group is for LGBTQ+ games creators and games creators who are questioning. The meetup is for anyone who does any sort of games creation, whether it’s programming, design, art, writing, music, producing or more. The group mission is to build community and strengthen collaboration, discussion, unity, and co-working habits among queer game creators in the Seattle area. This group is open to people who are questioning their identity. --- Bring Your Dinner Optimism Brewery, the venue for this evening, welcomes people to bring their own food. Similarly, Optimism Brewery always has food trucks on rotation; for more info, check out the details here: http://optimismbrewing.com/food-trucks/ Please make sure you're fed and have dinner! --- Accessibility information: The venue is listed as wheelchair accessible. It is right next to bus stops serviced by the 2, 9, 43, 49, 60. Most nearby street parking areas are paid, and there are a few paid garage parking options nearby (Seattle Central Garage is often $5 or $10). There is one big unisex bathroom for everyone, with individual stalls for urinals and toilets. --- Seattle Indies is an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/). The Seattle Queer Indie Devs special interest group has their own additional Community Code of Conduct. By attending this event, you are also agreeing to follow our additional code of conduct (https://tinyurl.com/squid-code-of-conduct).

Indie Support Group

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Curious how to start learning something? Want to chat with someone of another discipline? Need a place to work on a project and share it with others? ISG is a social, game development focused work group that encourages people of all skill levels and disciplines to come together and collaborate for the benefit of all. How it Works: • Show up, introduce yourself, let everyone know what you hope to accomplish • Ask for help with anything, get to know others, share your projects, or enjoy the company of others as you work! • Share your highs and lows, high fives all around --- Accessibility information: There is paid street parking all around the neighborhood. There are paid parking garages at 516 Harrison St, 650 3rd Ave N, and at the corner of 5th Ave N and Harrison St. The Seattle Center has nearby bus stops serviced by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 32, 33, D Line, and the monorail. The venue is listed as wheelchair accessible. The Seattle Center has additional accessibility information available on their website here: http://www.seattlecenter.com/about/accessibility.aspx --- Seattle Indies is an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (https://www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/).

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Indie Support Group

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

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