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Saturday, January 20, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Sunday, January 21, 2018 — 6:15 PM EST

Game Jam Winter 2018 Poster

Want to make a game, but don't know a thing about game design or programming? Come out to the LEARN event hosted by the Games Institute and Game Development Club to learn about everything from Luck and Skill to Narrative in games. We also host a suite of tutorials ranging from basic Programming 101, to Sprite and Music making, to full on Unity 101. So mark it on your calendars and attend! For more details, see the schedule below or visit uwaterloo.ca/games/jam.

Tentative Schedule for LEARN event (QNC 2502):

Saturday, January 20th (Talks):

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am - Introductions and Opening Announcement
    Presenter: Nathan Chan

  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am - Introduction to game design
    Presenter: Lennart

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Player motivation

    Presenter: Nathan Chan

  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch Break

  • 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm - Luck and skill
    Presenter: Nathan Chan

  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Art aesthetics
    Presenter: Ryan Tan

  • 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm - Narrative
    Presenter: Nicholas Hobin

Sunday, January 21st (Tutorials):

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am -  Introductions and Opening Announcements
    Presenter: Nathan Chan

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am - Programming 101 Tutorial
    Presenter: Rina Wehbe

  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Lunch Break

  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Git 101 Tutorial
    Presenter: Andrew Beach

  • 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Sprite Making 101 Tutorial
    Presenter: Brian Cullen

  • 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm - Blender 101 Tutorial

    Presenter: Cassidy Hilts

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Game Music 101 Tutorial
    Presenter: Brian Cullen 

  • 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm - Unity 101 Tutorial
    Presenter: Sebastian Gaweda

  • 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm - Unreal Engine 4
    Presenter: Andrew Beach

The link to the Facebook event can be found here: UWaterloo Game Jam - LEARN (To Make a Game) Event

Cost 
FREE
Location 
QNC - Quantum Nano Centre
Room 2502
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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