Do I need to be an experienced programmer to join an OGPC team?
Absolutely not! Many of the recommended game development platforms are designed for non-programmers and can get you started in just a few hours of time. There are also valuable team roles that don’t involve programming, such as project manager, music director, art director, and play tester.
Do I have to participate in the OGPC Game Jam to come to the April event?
No, but we encourage all teams to try to participate in the Game Jams. We think they are a great way to kick off the season and get direct interaction with industry professionals.
If I participate in the OGPC Game Jam am I obligated to participate in the April event?
No - the Game Jam event stands on its own and will be valuable for all attendees.
I want to enter a team, but we don’t have a coach. Can you help us find one?
Yes! Please send us an email and we will work with you to get a coach.
How big / small can an OGPC team be?
An OGPC team should have 3 to 7 team members. If you have more than 7, consider splitting into two teams to allow for a more involved experience for each team member. If you only have 2 members, try to find a third that can contribute in some way — art or music design, project management, and play-testing are all good options.
Does a team have to be affiliated with a school to join?
No. In fact, we have a long tradition of neighborhood and homeschool teams participating in OGPC.
What if my team is mixed high school / middle school?
Please register your team in the higher (high school) division if you have one or more high school age students on the team.
How much does it cost to participate in OGPC?
The OGPC Game Jams are $5 to attend per student and coach. The OGPC Main Event is $50 per team.