The Global Game Jam 2015
The GGJ starts at the Art Institute of Portland, with the keynote and prompt at 5:00 pm on Friday. January 23, 2015. Participants will work round the clock for 48 hours and include artists, musicians, game developers, programmers, designers, writers, etc. The space is open to all – don’t be shy – this is your opportunity to work with others to create a game in 48 hours.
To register, log in/create an account on the Global Game Jam website (http://globalgamejam.org/). If you already have a Global Game Jam account, visit our jam site (http://globalgamejam.org/2015/jam-sites/art-institute-portland-w-pigsquad) and select “Join This Jam Site” to the right of the site’s title. If you create a new account, you will be prompted to join a site after entering your information. Find “The Art Institute of Portland w/ PIGSquad,” select that site, then confirm that your username appears in our jam members (http://globalgamejam.org/2015/jam-sites/art-institute-portland-w-pigsquad/members). If more than 90 people come and plan to stay on site, Global Game Jam site registrants will be accepted first, then pigsquad.com registrants, then PIGsquad Facebook group registrants, then first-come-first served. Transportation and Location There is parking on the street, and under the AI building. The address is: Portland Art Institute, rooms 263, (202, and 201) 1122 NW Davis Street Portland Oregon, 97211.
The Portland Indie Game Squad is a game development and enthusiast community located in Portland, OR, dedicated to providing the area with game-related events, networking opportunities, resources, and fun! Follow us on Twitter and join up on our Facebook page to get connected to our great game developer group, and feel free to direct any questions to pigsquad at gmail dot com! Just a heads up – we’ll be updating our web presence very shortly; these forums are not very active and we will be moving into new methods of displaying events, inviting you to events, and communicating via a forum! Until then, our Facebook group is the best forum to use. Visit http://pigsquad.com for more information.
About Will Lewis
Will Lewis is a game developer and community organizer for game-related groups in Portland, Oregon. In April of 2011, he founded the Portland Indie Game Squad, bringing together a community of all walks of gamedev to provide events, resources, and professional opportunities to the greater Portland area. He is also a co-founder and co-director of Pixel Arts Game Education, providing games learning, positive peer and adult mentorship, and technology access opportunities to underserved and underrepresented youth in Portland. He often speaks at schools, meetup events, and game conferences on community organizing or games learning and is credited in Cartoon Network’s Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake for design.