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New Meetup: Sac Jam #01 Lets stop talking about games and make them!

From: Joseph B.
Sent on: Friday, July 9, 2010 10:55 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Sacramento Game Development Meetup Group!

What: Sac Jam #01 Lets stop talking about games and make them!

When: Saturday, August 7,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex
9014 Bruceville Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758

What is this?
I am very happy to announce the first "Sac Jam" which, like so many other Jams was inspired by the "Indie Game Jam". Essentially the idea of this meeting is to make games! Big or small, the idea is for people to start getting an idea what it's like to actually make one, instead of just talking about it all the time. To give things a bit of focus the Jam will have a theme, but beyond that you can use whatever tech you like and team up with whatever person you like.

Since this first one is the test run, it will not be very long... About five hours; meeting will be from 1pm to 6pm, clean up time around 5:40pm. I have also capped it at 15 people, will open it up to more depending on the interest of this event.

The venue has plenty of space and lots of food places right across from where the event will be held, so you are welcoming to get food and bring it back if you like. There will be chairs and tables, but plenty of space to sit down on the ground if you choose to, and a white board for drawing out ideas. I will also provide a projector if you would like to show off what you are doing, or just view it on a bigger screen.

Who should come
I would encourage all artists, programmers, music, designers, and just anyone really looking to make games to come. If you don't know where to start when it comes to making a game this is a good place to ask questions, and learn. Also although it is not required I would very, very much suggest you bring a laptop if possible. Once again if you can bring a laptop.

We don't have much time, so focus on building small and innovative games, work together to make something really simple but fun. No one is expected to finish anything, but to at least start something, and I think with this theme in mind people will be able to.

1. 1:00 - 1:05 Quick intro to the meetup
2. 1:00 - 1:15 Break people up into groups
3. 1:20 - 5:40 Build your game
4. 5:40 - 6:00 clean up and closing

I am very excited about this, and can't wait to get it going! If all goes well I shall plan many more of these type of events.

Hope to see you all there,


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