University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

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Registration

Please RSVP via the Facebook Event!

Also note that we will be using Slack for site-wide communication. You can sign up with your @ucsc.edu email address at ggjucsc.slack.com/signup, but if you don't have one of those, drop a line to [email protected] and we'll get you set up. You should especially join the Slack team if you need to find lodging in town. (I'm lookin' at you, GPM students!)

Workshops

Free and open to the public, even if you aren't jamming!

Unity

Jarrett van der Bergh
Thur 1/28 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM • DARC 306 (Light Lab)

A Pragmatic Guide To PCG

Kate Compton
Fri 1/29 • 12:30 PM - 1:40 PM • DARC 306 (Light Lab)

Procedural content generation (PCG) is a way of making art and animation with code. Sounds like a good idea, but how do you actually program it? A step-by-step guide for an easy approach.

Game Design Documents & MVP

Daniel Chamberlin
Fri 1/29 • 2:00 PM - 3:10 PM • DARC 306 (Light Lab)

GameMaker

Joseph Rossi
Fri 1/29 • 3:30 PM - 4:40 PM • DARC 306 (Light Lab)

Ensemble

Ben Samuel
Fri 1/29 • 12:30 PM - 3:10 PM • DARC 206 (Seminar Room)

The Ensemble Engine is an Artificial Intelligence system designed to facilitate the creation of games with highly dynamic, socially aware characters. In this workshop we'll be covering the basics of working with Ensemble, learning how to use it by discussing small examples, and closing with a mini Ensemble Jam in which participants will have free reign to make their own games with truly playable social relationships.

Twine

Matthew R.F. Balousek
Fri 1/29 • 3:30 PM - 4:40 PM • DARC 206 (Seminar Room)

Entrance Fee: 
None
Hours: 
8AM–Midnight
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
None
Food Options: 
Meals provided on site.
Auditorium Space: 
This site has auditorium space available for post-Jam presentations.

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