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GAMERella 2015

November 14, 2015

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Mark November 14-15th in your calendars, because TAG’s GAMERella is happening again this year! Just like last year and the year before, GAMERella is inviting self-identified women, gender non conforming game makers, as well as anyone who feels they haven’t had a chance to make a (video or board) game in a city ruled by industry giants. TAG welcomes everyone, not just women, to join them in November and change the scene of indie game-making.

As always, there will be workshops, mentors, snacks and an amazing keynote speaker!

SIGN UP AT http://gamerella2015.eventbrite.ca

THEME?

This year’s theme is “TAKING SPACE/MAKING SPACE”
This year we also have modifiers to give ideas or inspire you. The modifiers are optional!

-multiplayer
-arcade game
-locative gaming
-alt control
-wearable

WORKSHOPS?

The organizers of  GAMERella wish to help any doubtful participants discover their hidden game-making talents. As a result, TAG, in collaboration wit Pixelles, has created five workshops involving the use of free or almost-free software, to be held at Concordia University/Notman House in preparation for the event. The material in these workshops cover game making, audio and visual art.

Dates, more info and sign-up: tag.hexagram.ca/gamerella/#workshops

WHEN IS THE JAM?

November 14th – 15th
Begins at 10am Saturday, ends at 7pm Sunday
It’s an optional sleepover jam. Bring cozy clothes, blankets and pillows that will keep you warm overnight. The coffee is on us!

WHERE IS THE JAM?

tag logo (onwhite)MONTREAL:
Concordia University, Engineering and Visual Arts Building
1515 Ste Catherine St. W.,
EV 11.725 Lounge

 

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Not in Montreal? Worry not! Jam anywhere and connect to us online through our live Twitch channel.

You can also watch our workshops and submit your game online at the end of the jam.

EQUIPMENT

Although, we are unable to provide computers for jammers to use at the event, TAG provides the jammers with a few tech available at the lab. These include some wearable tech, like Nekomimi ears, Pebble watches, Muse headbands and prototyping equipment, like sewing machine, soldering iron, 3D printer, basic tools, etc. But please be sure to bring your own computers and game making tools you already have.

SCHEDULE

Saturday November 14th

10h: Check-in and socializing
10h30: Opening remarks
11h30: Group formation
12h: Work begins!
17h: Dinner on us!
22h: For the first time ever, GAMERella continues overnight. Feel free to go home and get some rest or continue working on the site, it’s up to you! (Sleeping at the jam site is prohibited by Concordia University regulations!)

Sunday November 15th

10h-15h: Work, work, work!
13h: Lunch on us!
15h: Last-minute debugging, update, commit.
17h: Deadline. Give yourselves a pat on the back! Friends and fans arrive.
17h-18h: Playtest and celebrate!

FEATURING

Unlimited coffee, tea!
Power and internet access
3D printer, prototyping equipment, MUSE and other wearable tech for those physical game makers
Chairs and desks (more important than you would think)
Mentors from the gaming industry for informed feedback
Pre-jam workshops

Sign up here: https://gamerella2015.eventbrite.ca/

FOR MORE INFO AND OUR SAFER SPACE POLICY PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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