Hi Everyone! We are really excited that Kentucky Fried Pixels, our own homegrown game jam event is kicking off in one week (NEXT FRIDAY JUNE 22-24!)
A game jam is an event where you meet other folks interested in creating games, form teams, and work to make a brand new video game based on a theme usually within 48 hours! The Kentucky Fried Pixels Kickoff Jam is just that and more!
Whether you only do art, only do code, only do music and sound, or don’t know anything about making games yet – all you need is an open mind, a free weekend and a desire to learn more about making games and meeting new people. If you devote the time we guarantee you will come away with at least more understanding of how games are made, and learning something new in a weekend is not so bad, right?
Even if you are a complete beginner you can use this time to:
- Download and install Unity or another game engine and follow some beginner tutorials. (With software like Twine no programming is needed to make a game!)
- Come up with a game concept and draw characters that would exist in this game
- Storyboard a narrative game
- Create soundtracks for different genres and moments in games
Kentucky Fried Pixels doesn’t end after the June 22-24 Kick Off Jam, Kentucky Fried Pixels is a month long series of events including three additional Sunday afternoon workshop/work days designed to help you create a successful game. At the end you can submit your game to be sold in a pay-what-you-want bundle where you can earn money from your creation. The event will be topped off with a launch party to coincide with the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop on Friday, August 3rd.
You can go to all of the events, or pick and choose what fits your schedule, all events are optional. See the full list of events:Learn More About Kentucky Fried Pixels
Louisville Makes Games Slack Group
Slack is an online chat website and app which we use to communicate when we aren’t at our events. We would love for you to join! It’s an easy way to become engaged with the community, and there are tons of channels with information and resources to help you on your creative game-making journey.