Inter University Game Jam 2012


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Presentation from the UK's Inter Uni Game Jam 2012 at Nottingham Trent University 17th - 18th of Nov 2012 teams from across UK Unis building Awesome games

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  • and one key point I want to make is that we don’t see Windows 8 as a slate OS or a tablet OS. We see it as a unifying OS. Spanning different kinds of devices and we’ve done a tonne of work to make that happen.
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  • 11/17/12 12:02 © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • Inter University Game Jam 2012

    1. 1. Rules• No pre-made materials are allowed (e.g. code or graphics)• Libraries and SDKs may only be used if they are in the public domain• Deliberate plagiarism of another teams ideas will lead to disqualification• Competitors are only permitted to be in designated areas of the Newton building
    2. 2. Time Table• 12pm (Saturday) – Start Programming• 12pm (Sunday) – Stop Programming• 12:15pm (Sunday) – Judging Begins• 14:00pm (Sunday) – Judging Ends• 14:15pm (Sunday) – Judging Short List• 14:30pm (Sunday) – Prize Giving• 14:40pm (Sunday) – Closing Talk• 14:45pm (Sunday) – Start Tidying Up• 15:30pm (Sunday) – Venue Closes
    3. 3. Categories + Prizes• Game Play – Marmalade SDK’s, copies of Frozen Synapse, copies of Dynamite Jack• Graphics – Graphic Novels, copies of Sniper Elite V2, copies of Dynamite Jack• Accessibility – Pololu Robotics kit, Arduino’s, copies of Dynamite Jack• Innovation – AppEasy SDK’s, Indie Game Bundle’s, copies of Dynamite Jack• Windows Phone/Windows 8 – Xbox Kinect Dev Kits + Goodies
    4. 4. Who are the judges?• Lee Stott @lee_stott – Microsoft• Paul Taylor @mode7games– Mode7 Games• David Smith @aguycalleddaves – Indie Developer
    5. 5. Have a problem?• Contact the stewards• Call myself (Alex)• Call Rebecca
    6. 6. What you get from us• 2 Relentless Each• 2 Break fast bars• Surprises from Wiseman Designs• Some motivation 
    7. 7. So You have your ideas?
    8. 8. You have your strategy?
    9. 9. Games Industry overviewData from
    10. 10. Opportunity 16.6% per year to £12 billion 4 X more gamer time on Smartphone/Tablet than PortableSource. IPSOS MEDIA CT GameTrack Q3 2012
    11. 11. CV Structure
    12. 12. What do Studios want to see in a demo and portfolio Portfolio Format – Overview / Images / Video / Source Code www.carbonmade.c Create om or YouTube/GitHub/ Codeplex
    13. 13. Increasing Employability!Individual Competition Team Competition
    14. 14. Are you Ready• Good luck with the GameJam!• Thank you for your enthusiasm, support and ideas!• Looking forward to seeing some great games!Pre GameJam:• Register at DreamSpark using your address and download Visual Studio and developer accounts DreamSpark members have FREE Windows Store subscription!
    15. 15. Marking Criteria Judges How accessible is the game? How innovative is the game? How good is the game play? How good are the game graphics?Is it Windows Phone/Windows 8 compatible?
    16. 16. People Choice CompetitionWe want you to pick a winner!This entry is classed as the people choice awardYou need to score all other competing teams from 1 – 10 . 10 being SuperAwesome!The Winner of the people choice competition will also win some great prizes
    17. 17. The THEMEThe following words must be included in thegame or the game titleExplosion, Flood, Evil, Genesis