#KIWIJAM14 | A 48 Hour Game Maker Event

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#KIWIJAM14 | A 48 Hour Game Maker Event

What is #KIWIJAM14?

An annual, winter, shared, maker-space for NZ game-developers of any kind to meet, collaborate and compete in various global and local competitions.

It's part game-jam and part maker space. But ultimately it's what you make it.

Come along, hang out, meet new devs, pick up a few tricks, compete in the competitions, work on your own project, get feedback, work on the Ludum Dare (which is over the same weekend - starting on Saturday).

Who Can Join?

Anyone can join and it's free. You need to register for this meetup event. We have a max limit of 60 people.

We need people of all disciplines; sound engineers, musicians, coders, scripters, writers, digital painters, modellers, animators, managers, actors...

Depending on which competitions you want to participate in, you can form teams beforehand or join a team when you get there either on the Friday.

What is the format?

• Friday 5-6pm | Start arriving meet and greet

• 6pm | Introduction, announcements and discussion

• 6:20pm | Official Start: Reveal of challenges & competitions. Open studio begins

• 11pm | Closedown - go home and sleep

• Saturday 8am - 1pm | Open studio

• 1pm - 2pm | Fully Catered Lunch (thanks Microsoft!)

• 2pm - 11pm | Open studio

• Announce Ludum Dare! (Time TBA)

• Sunday 8am - 6pm | Open studio

• 7pm | Set up presentations and present

• 8pm | Event finishes - pub time?

What do I bring?

Everything. We will provide power outlets and WiFi. The rest is up to you.

How do I participate?

Just register for this meetup event.

For more info stay tuned to, and discuss on, this page

What competitions are running?

The Good Food Game are providing food prizes for a competition around promoting healthy eating. More info will be provided in the info pack closer to the day.

LudumDare30 starts on Saturday (around 3pm) and this will be a chance to work on that.

We have a list of optional challenges you can complete for glory that will be released closer to the date.

Volunteers, setup and sponsorship

Thanks to our volunteers: Andrew Morrison, Britta Pollmuller, Steffan Hooper and Lianne Booton.

And special thanks to our sponsors: Microsoft, The Good Food Game, Colab PIGsty, AUT University and the NZGDA.

The Microsoft KiwiJam14 Unity Camp!!!

Last year some people said that they would have liked to have come to a workshop. So Microsoft have offered to run one. Thanks Microsoft! You can do both the workshop AND the game-jam (although that's not really what it was designed to do). For more info and to register - go here (https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032593907&Culture=en-NZ&community=0).