What we're about

Unity is the fastest growing game engine out there. And not only is it being used for game development, there are several examples of applications in advertising, medical, energy, architecture and education. We are a group passionate about the usage of Unity and we welcome new developers and artists as much as we do seasoned industry veterans.

Upcoming events (1)

North Texas [Global] Game Jam

9700 Wade Blvd

note: please register at our Global Game Jam site
https://globalgamejam.org/2022/jam-sites/north-texas-game-jam

Hours:
Friday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM-11:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

IT Center on the Frisco Campus of Collin College
9700 Wade Boulevard, Frisco, TX, 75035

We are meeting in a NEW PLACE this year!!!!
Please check the address for this event and the links below for maps to get to the IT Center on the Frisco Campus of Collin College.
[Google Maps does not show the building yet...we are not meeting in the parking lot...!]

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FRIDAY Evening will be a Start Meeting held in PFIT-116

After introductions and orientation to the space, we will watch the keynote and announce the theme. Since the Global Game Jam has been extended back to January 20th, please do not discuss the theme openly until it is announced to the whole group! There are elements of confusion, discovery, and surprise that are critical to the inspiration process during game creation.

We have access to most of the first floor of the IT Center, including common areas, conference rooms, and labs open for theme brainstorming before game pitches.

During the game pitches, we will write each idea on the whiteboards in 116 and then everyone can join the teams with the ideas they find interesting. Please allow others to join your team if they sign up under your game pitch since the game jam is a good way to meet new people and network. Each team should have a producer, responsible for creating the team and uploading the game and its assets to the GGJ website.

We ask that everyone participating register on the GGJ site (here) and you will be asked to confirm your registration on-site when you arrive.

We have access to most labs on the first floor, with the exception of some labs where classes are being held. We will have a GameJam access schedule and also schedules on lab doors -- please do not disturb ongoing classes! There are conference rooms in the PFIT-108 digital commons area. Restrooms are close-by and there is a water faucet for refilling water bottles.

Food and drink are not allowed at computer workstations but are allowed at tables and in conference rooms. Drinks are allowed in closable containers. Garbage should be thrown into hallway receptacles (no food in labs/classroom trash cans).

We will jam all day SATURDAY! Currently, meals are on your own and there are plenty of restaurants nearby, especially along Preston Rd. We welcome sponsorships for meals from interested companies.

We will present our games in the afternoon on SUNDAY.

Then, we will take our traditional picture by the stairs!

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Friday, January 28th, 2022

4:45 PM - Start Meeting: Introductions, Space Orientation, Keynote
5:00 PM - Theme announced
7:30 PM -Game Pitches and Team Sign-up
11:00 PM - IT Center closes

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

7:00 AM - IT Center Opens
Noon - All teams registered on GGJ site with members added
11:00 PM - IT Center Closes

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

9:00 AM - IT Center opens
2:45 PM - All Games uploaded to GGJ website & playable presentation computer
3:00 PM - Finished Game Presentation
5:00 PM - event wrap-up and Group Photo by the stairs!

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Collin College Frisco Campus
https://www.collin.edu/campuses/prestonridge/index.html

Campus Map
https://www.collin.edu/campuses/prestonridge/2021Frisco_CampusMapHorz.pdf

The IT Center is located at the North (Top) of the map, with plenty of parking nearby. The Parking Garage may close when the building closes (11 PM), so do not park there if you plan to stay late!

Game Jam
Needs a date and time

NNorth Dallas Coworking : nōd : "node"

Basic on the concept of the Global Game Jam, lets all get together at a location with internet access and coffee for 24 - 48 hours and write some games from start to finish. It would be a great way to gain some experience and foster community.

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