March 30th, 2012: Indie Video Game Showcase and Crowd-Source Funding Jam

Play, Learn and Connect! 6:30-9pm at the Elliot Center, BarCamp

Come to a showcase of indie video games by local Portland developers.  Games include entries from the 11th Annual Global Game Jam and by members of the Portland Indie Game Squad.  This will also include a pre-release version of Johann Sebastian Joust, a graphic-less 8 player game using motion controllers,

and other games like PPPPPPPP.

Learn and Share at the Game Jam Discussion hosted by PIG Squad

This mini-talk and conversation looks at developers’ work flows.  What are good strategies for getting past a simulation of producing a professional project within a strict deadline (essentially what a 48 hour Jam can amount to)?  How are jams be utilized in other practices? Learn about why people jam and how it spurs us to innovate.

Participate in a Portland KickStarter Game: Best Practices, Coolest Rewards

Our game is simple: show your preference among 10 KickStarter projects currently seeking funding by using stickers!  Colorful, fun stickers! Mark-up their funding campaigns, jam with us on best practices for crowd-funding, and win some cool rewards.  These projects will be on video games or based in our own lovely Portland and surrounding areas.  Once the crowd selects the best project, we will contribute $200 to the winner plus any additional funds raised by our community.

Where

Eliot Center

1226 SW Salmon St

Portland, OR 97205

Information about the location and BarCamp can be found at http://barcampportland.org/

You can also contact organizers to participate at jeffrey.sens@gmail.com or on twitter at jeffrey.sens

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