Sunday
Mar022014

2014 OGPC Main Event Registration

Welcome to OGPC 7.0

Registration deadline is April 30. Don’t wait!

Be sure you provide a valid email address. We have made some changes to the event this year. Coaches will receive updates and more details.

Register Here

If you are registering 5 or more teams, please contact us for a 10% discount.

We wish you all the best and we will see you on May 10!

Thursday
Dec192013

OGPC Game Jam Registration is now OPEN!

Registration is now open for the Game Jam on February 1, 2014! The cost to attend is $5 per student.

Eventbrite - OGPC State-Wide Game Jam 2014

You will have the opportunity to select the location closest to you!

Portland State University, Portland
1930 SW Fourth Ave.
Engineering Building Atrium
Portland, Oregon 97201

Deschutes County Fair & Expo, Redmond
3800 SW Airport Way
North Sisters Bldg
Redmond, Oregon 97756

Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis
4444 NW Highland Dr.
Corvallis, Oregon  97330

* The Game Jams at Rogue Community College, White City and SEI, Portland have been cancelled.*

Rogue Community College, White City
7800 Pacific Avenue
White City, Oregon 97503-1060

SEI, Portland (tentative)
3920 N. Kerby Avenue
Portland, Oregon  97227

Saturday
Dec072013

OGPC Game Jam 2014 Date Released

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.

Wednesday
Nov132013

OGPC Theme 2014 

Internal Obstacles

Sometimes the biggest thing standing between you and your goals is yourself. It might be your fears (“I can’t stand speaking in front of people”), your doubts (“I don’t think I’ll be good enough to make the team”), or a lack of understanding (“This is stupid, there’s no way to solve that problem!”). Think about how you might represent these ideas through game mechanics and how the player should interact with them. Design a game that explores the obstacles within ourselves and how we overcome them.

Here are a few sample themes you might consider:

  • Difficulty managing your time or setting priorities

  • Reluctance to reach out of your comfort zone

  • Pressure to figure out your future or your career

  • Struggle to understand yourself

Tuesday
Oct082013

Save the Date!

OGPC v7.0 will be at Chemeketa Community College, Salem on Saturday, MAY 10, 2014. Game Jams will be coming to a location near you. Dates to be announced soon! Stay tuned for more updates and a theme announcement!