To kick off the OGPC season, TechStart will host a state-wide Game Jam! A Game Jam is a one-day event that will provide high-school and middle-school students an opportunity to create a design document and paper prototype of a game based on the team’s chosen theme. Working with industry mentors, students will learn the basics of team communication, translation of abstract ideas into concrete plans, rapid paper-prototyping of their designs, pitching their projects, and professional networking. Teams are welcome — but not required — to build on this experience, going on to create their game for the OGPC Main Event. Attendance at a Game Jam is not mandatory for teams planning on attending the Main Event.
In addition, we will hold an OGPC coach training during the Game Jam.
The simultaneous, state-wide Game Jam will take place on February 1, 2014 from 8:30a-3:00p. Please go to the location closest to you! Registration will open soon!
Confirmed Sites include:
Portland State University, Portland
Rogue Community College, White City
Deschutes County Fair & Expo, Redmond
Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis
Additional Portland location to be added.