After overcoming several gnarly obstacles, possibly grappling with a bear and generally taking it to the max, I can at long last announce that TIGJam UK
is going down. For reals.
TIGSource and Beatnik Games
have joined forces, cackling away in their underground laboratories long into the night as they hacked together a being both terrible and beautiful: TIGJam
. It's sure to be the best TIGJam ever thrown in the UK, and we're pretty excited about it.
Come along! It's a great chance to work on some games, meet people you know from the community (and people you don't) and generally have a good time. We've seen some really cool stuff, and some impressive collaborations, come out of the Arizona jam. Hopefully we'll be able to continue that tradition. For the people who'll just have submitted their entries to the IGF, it should also be a nice way to unwind and relax.
The registration fee is £25, which will cover the rental of the room over the 3 days, as well as the provision of snacks and refreshments. Space is limited, and we don't know how quickly these tickets will sell, so if you want to come, sign up as soon as possible. You can go here
for registration and more information. If you want to bring your full rig, rather than just a laptop, you'll have to register it in addition to the standard ticket. It's only a further £1, but these tickets are very limited due to space. For people bringing rigs, Beatnik have a few spare monitors.
Even if you're not registered, you're welcome to pop in for a look at what's going on if you're in the area.
To encourage a bit of friendly competition, Beatnik will also be providing a generous prize for the best project of the Jam. What is it? Well, that's a secret.
That's all for now. We might announce a few more surprises before the time.
So, we hope to see you there! Any thoughts? Let us know in the comments or on the forums
.Also, many thanks to Rob of Beatnik, who's done a load of work getting the venue arranged. You rule!
Terry suggested the very awesome idea of having multiple 'Jams simulaneously around the world, and a few people have seemed into the idea on the frontpage.
I thought I'd start a thread here to gauge interest in such a Jam. It's clear that the American offering will have plenty of attendants, but how many people would be up for it in the UK?
Also, where should we hold it? I think that London is an obvious choice, as it's highly accessible from pretty much everywhere in the UK and also fairly accessible from the Continent, if we end up with some of our European friends coming over. Still, London isn't very specific, so we'd need a place to actually hold it.
Are there any indie studios in the UK that would be willing to host it? Does anyone know of a place that we could rent out for the weekend (preferably on the cheap) with suitable facilities? That means, of course, wifi and a place to put beer.
So, guys, who's up for it? Got any ideas?TIGJam:UK
It would be a good thing.
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