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August 13th-16th 2015!

48 Hours to make Games about Space!

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What is Indie Galactic Space Jam?

It’s THE collaborative Game Dev Event that
works closely with the Space Industry held annually in Florida

Indie·Galactic·Space·Jam
noun
1. an event in which individuals come together in a physical environment and attempt to rapidly prototype a game (video or otherwise) focused on some element of space in a limited amount of time; a “space-y” game jam: She was on the team that made that awesome game I love at the Indie Galactic Space Jam!

This is the 2nd ever Indie Galactic Space Jam, and we’re excited to bring this event back even bigger and better than last year. This year, we’re providing additional fun challenges, better resources and greater opportunity for talent exposure. This is your chance to build something extraordinary with talented peers from all over Central Florida. Become part of a team or stay a lone (space) wolf charting a course to fun and excitement.

Everyone is welcome to participate throughout the 48-hour Jam. We’re looking for artists, programmers, game designers, UI & UX designers, sound designers, writers, poets, interpretive dancers, people excited about games, people excited about space, people who like to eat pizza, and people like you. Register today and get ready to jam!

So how does the event go?

Through the chaos of development comes something beautiful

 

Event Agenda

Get ready for an action packed 48 Hours!
We have AN ALL NEW night for our kick-off party on Thursday with a night of drinks, food and interesting, funny, amazing talks from the Space & video game industry!

Thursday - August 13th - Kick-Off Party + Night of Space & Video Game Talks
Friday - August 14th
Saturday - August 15th
Sunday - August 16th
Thursday - August 13th - Kick-Off Party + Night of Space & Video Game Talks

Let’s kick off the weekend with a night of funny, interesting and inspiring talks about Space and Video Games. If you’re a game developer, use this night as inspiration for your pitch on Friday. If you’re not a developer, just enjoy the night of drinks, food, and amazing company. Look out for announcements on specific Space & Game Industry speakers soon.
Venue – Orlando Science Center

6:30pm – Event begins with mingling and drinks.
7:30pm – Event Intro & Keynote Talks
10:00pm – Enjoy chatting with everyone as the talks end

Friday - August 14th

The night you chart a course for fun & excitement. Have an idea? Pitch it. Heard an awesome idea? Join a team.
As is with most jams, remember to bring your own development gear.
Venue – Melrose Center

6:30pm – Event begins with mingling, drinks and dinner
7:00pm – Event Intro
7:30pm – Game Pitches begin
9:00pm – Teams Assemble, Ideas Planned and Begin work
11:00pm – Go Home!

Saturday - August 15th

The non-stop game building action remains non-stop, except for the times you have to stop for food and ask for help.
Venue – Melrose Center

8:00am – Doors Open, Breakfast/Coffee
12:30pm – Lunch / Status Updates / Call for Help
6:30pm – Dinner
11:00pm- Go Home!

Sunday - August 16th

The hard work hopefully looks like it is forming into something recognizable as fun. Success or failure, hopefully you learned something. Tonight, you will present your team’s game concept for everyone to enjoy!
Venue – Melrose Center

8:00am – Doors Open, Breakfast/Coffee
12:00pm – Lunch and Status Updates / Call for Help
4:30pm – Complete Game Projects, Begin Project Uploads
5:30pm – Dinner & Technical Check with presentations over the projector
6:30pm – Team Presentations Begin
9:00pm – Go Home!

Our venue has amazing resources.

Warning: You will be spoiled!

Audio, Photo, Video studios, Sound Booths, Green Screen, 3D Printing Labs, Presentation Space & very comfy chairs


This is a highly collaborative event dedicated
to creating fun, exciting & inspiring games
about Space Travel & Exploration

The Organizing Team

Our experienced team is dedicated to bringing you the greatest collaborative event possible.
(This isn’t our first trip to the game development rodeo – see pics & testimonials spread throughout this site!)

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Kunal Patel

CEO Phyken Media /
Co-Founder Indienomicon /
Space Jam Organizer
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Dr. Peter Smith

UCF Professor /
Space Jam Organizer
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Jack Henkel

UCF Venture Accelerator /
Co-Founder Indienomicon /
Space Jam Organizer
‘I had a really great time. The [game jam event] you guys put on continues to be a great way for new people to get into the community and for anyone in the area to meet other local developers. Everyone organizing it helps make it a fun, lighthearted and enjoyable experience.
S.B. 2014 Game Jam Attendee

Our 48-Hour Mission

Central Florida is brimming with tech talent- you know it, we know it; it’s time to work together and let everyone else know it!

Our goal is to bring together people from various creative and technical fields to develop fun games that generate excitement among the public about space travel & exploration. Our dream is that these same individuals find new ways to work together and form lasting relationships. We hope to put the national spotlight on Central Florida and show off our unique combinations of talent and, even more, that the games we make help promote interest in STEM education to the generations that will carry these concepts into the future.

Are you ready to join in?

Food everyday, Working with awesome talented people, working on something cool like Space Games, lasting connections & opportunities

Compelling Games require
a smart mix of combined skills

Helpful Skills

Are you a company in the Space or Video Game Industry?

Be a part of this event. With your help we can build public interest in space travel, and Orlando is the place to do it!

We’d also love for you to participate in our Innovation & Diversifer Challenge: you provide us a set of goals or initiatives and watch as some of our development teams take them on, building games incorporating the elements in which you are interested. Who knows? You could find your next employee(s)!
Interested?

2015 Challenge & Diversifier Partners

Best in the Universe Award

Space Florida is the State of Florida’s economic development agency for the Space Industry.
The most compelling game of the weekend will have an opportunity to win a secret prize.

Kinect Challenge

Develop a space related video game that utilizes the Microsoft Kinect in a novel or interesting way for a chance at a prize. , Also consider using Windows Desktop or Windows Phone for this 😉

Kinect Overview video
Kinect Deep Dive Videos
Kinect GitHub tutorial
Kinect SDK
Microsoft Band SDK

Launch & Landmark Challenge

The Space Coast is the gateway to the Stars! Lets celebrate having this wonderful region called the Space Coast stretching from Titusville, Merrit Island, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach in our games. If your game involves a launch, ensure it leaves from the Florida Space Coast. Try a horizontal launch in your game if it makes sense and include notable landmarks like Kennedy Space Center and you qualify for this challenge.

Do you care about Games? Space? STEM? Then support this event!

Want exposure and to make an impact? Click here to become a sponsor

Thanks to our sponsoring partners!

Star Level Sponsors


Moon Level Sponsors

WeAreGoFL
Space Coast Economic Development Commission
RedBull
Fattmerchant

Indie Sponsors


The founding organizers of this event


IndieNomicon_Clear
IGDA Orlando

 

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I absolutely loved the event. It was great having actual representatives from the Kennedy Space Center and NASA Engineers there to give us feedback on the game. This made the experience so unique, having people that knew so much about the space industry. I definitely learned a lot and it was really fun incorporating that into our game.
J.G. 2014 Indie Galactic Space Jam Attendee

Contact Us

 Orlando, Florida 32801, United States

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This event is non profit, all ticket revenue goes towards providing food, drinks and general expenses of the event.