Kentucky Fried Pixels

Kentucky Fried Pixels

Kentucky Fried Pixels is a month-long series of events designed to empower and nurture local game creators and provide them the tools necessary to successfully complete a game from initial concept to polish, marketing, release, and beyond.

What is a game jam?

A game jam is a hackathon for video games. It is a gathering of people for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours, and some even longer. Kentucky Fried Pixels lasts a full month from June 22 – July 22. All events throughout the month will be held at Warp Zone Louisville – our dedicated space for game development in downtown Louisville, KY. 

Who can participate?

Anyone! Teams are made up of developers, 2D and 3D artists, storytellers, musicians, designers, and anyone who is interested in learning more about making games.

Where does the jam take place?

This year we have TWO official jam sites, one in Louisville at Warp Zone Louisville, and one in Lexington at Super Soul’s office

The Lexington site is graciously hosted by our sister community Run Jump Dev and game studio Super Soul!

What does it cost?

Absolutely nothing. We have memberships that support our organization and allow us to host events for our community for free in downtown Louisville.

To sign up and find out more details, RSVP on our Meetup page, where we post all of our community events!

Schedule

Kentucky Fried Pixels Kickoff Weekend!
Friday – 6/22
5:00 PM – Dinner (location TBD)
7:00 PM – Meet at Warp Zone Louisville (612 W Washington St.)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Meet and greet, introductions, announcements
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Presentation, Keynote, theme announcement
9:00 PM – Midnight – Jam Time

Saturday – 6/23
9:00 AM – Warp Zone is open
9:00 AM – Midnight – Jam time

Sunday – 6/24
9:00 AM – Warp Zone is open
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Jam time
7:00 PM Presentations and showcase

Polishing games
Sunday – 7/1
2:00 PM – Warp Zone is open
3:00 PM – Short talk on adding polish to your game and improving game feel

Playtesting night
Thursday – 7/5
7:00 PM – Warp Zone is open

Marketing your game
Sunday – 7/8
2:00 PM – Warp Zone is open
3:00 PM – Short talk on marketing your indie game

Pre-release & beyond
Sunday – 7/15
2:00 PM – Warp Zone is open
3:00 PM – Short talk on learning how to pick a good release date, submit to app stores, and get ready for launching an indie game

KFP Finale showcase
Sunday – 7/22
2:00 PM – Warp Zone is open
7:00 PM – Showcase for all of the games made for Kentucky Fried Pixels 2018!

KFP Launch Party for Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop
Friday – 8/3
6:00 PM – Launch party begins