15 Years!

OGPC Game Jam Eugene – Revised Schedule

After running our first Game Jam at PSU last weekend we decided to change up the schedule a bit, shortening the day while losing none of the content. Here is our revised schedule for the coming Game Jam at U of O in Eugene:

  • 9:00am – 9:30am — Teams arrive and check in
  • 9:30am – 10:00am — Opening reception
  • 10:00am – 11:30am — Collaborative work on paper prototyping
  • 10:00am – 11:30am — Coaches Training (Century Rooms, 2nd floor)
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm — Lunch and Keynote speakers (Auditorium)
    • Meet and greet with industry pros and colleges (Skylight East, 2nd Floor)
    • Key Note Speaker: Shelby Wills, Senior Producer, PipeWorks
    • Key Note Speaker: Corvus Elrod, Zakelro
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm — Collaborative Work on Game Design Document
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm — “Lightning talks” by each team to show off design
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm — Closing remarks

General Info

Action required: We need you to respond to our OGPC Game Jam survey to make sure we have an accurate count of the number of participants, teams, and special lunch requests. Note that we can only provide lunch for student participants plus no more than two (2) adults per team. Please reply by Monday, March 12.

We will be at the University of Oregon, Erb Memorial Union (EMU). The EMU is located on the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street in Eugene, Oregon. All events occur in Skylight East, 2nd Floor, except where noted.

Please bring:

  • Paper and a writing implement for each member of your team
  • Ideas for your Game
  • A Positive Attitude
  • Your $5 registration fee if you did not already pay online

Please DO NOT Bring:

  • Laptop (or only for taking notes)
  • Cell Phone (or at least have it on vibrate)

Location and Transportation

Interactive Campus & Parking Maps

Finding a parking spot on campus can be difficult, but not impossible. The earlier you arrive on Saturday morning, the better chance you have of finding a space. Options include parking on-campus in a Visitors lot, along 13th Street, off-campus on Franklin Street, or take the EMX. Be sure to allow for time to walk from your car to Erb Memorial Union. We strongly encourage teams to carpool!

EMX Route: http://www.ltd.org/viewroute.html?routeid=1595

Park at the Springfield Transit Station Park and Ride on 5th and South A street (not to be confused with North A street that is two blocks away) and take the EMX to the Agate Street Station (13th and Agate).

Driving Directions: http://admissions.uoregon.edu/visit/howto.htm

From Portland and the north: From Interstate 5 South, take exit 194B. Take Exit 2 and follow the signs to the UO. Proceed over the Ferry Street Bridge. Ferry Street becomes Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and right again onto 13th Avenue. Find a parking spot based on the parking map! From Ashland and the south: Interstate 5 North Exit 192 will be CLOSED beginning Monday, October 3, 2011. From Interstate 5 North, take Exit 191. Turn right onto Glenwood Boulevard, then turn left onto Franklin Boulevard. Stay in the left lane and follow Franklin Boulevard through three lights. Look for a “UO Next Left” sign as you drive west on Franklin Boulevard. At the fourth light, turn left onto East 13th Avenue. Proceed two blocks to the four-way stop sign at Agate Street. Find a parking spot based on the parking map!

From the Oregon Coast: Take Highway 126 East until it becomes West 11th Avenue. Follow West 11th Avenue to Garfield Street and turn left. Take Garfield to Seventh Avenue and turn right. Get in the right lane and follow 7th Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Get in the right lane and follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and right again onto 13th Avenue. Find a parking spot based on the parking map!

From Bend and the east: Take Highway 126 West through Springfield and into Eugene. Take Exit 2, the Coburg Road exit ramp; keep left at the fork in the ramp. Go straight onto southbound Coburg Road, which becomes the Ferry Street Bridge. Stay in the left lane on the bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and right again onto 13th Avenue. Find a parking spot based on the parking map!