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Game Creators Meetup

Interested in making games but don’t know where to start?

Already making games and looking for a community of people doing the same?

Join us for a casual afternoon working on games, and talking about games.

• Learn how to get started in creating games

• Work on your game

• Meet friends

• Find new teammates for your project

• Get help

• Show off your projects

Rough schedule:

2:15pm-2:30pm: Welcome & Upcoming events

2:30pm-3:00pm: Introductions

3:00pm-4:00pm: Show & Tell

4:00pm-6:00pm: Free-form work and socializing

Game Creators Meetup

Interested in making games but don’t know where to start?

Already making games and looking for a community of people doing the same?

Join us for a casual afternoon working on games, and talking about games.

• Learn how to get started in creating games

• Work on your game

• Meet friends

• Find new teammates for your project

• Get help

• Show off your projects

Rough schedule:

2:15pm-2:30pm: Welcome & Upcoming events

2:30pm-3:00pm: Introductions

3:00pm-4:00pm: Show & Tell

4:00pm-6:00pm: Free-form work and socializing

Game Creators Meetup

Interested in making games but don’t know where to start?

Already making games and looking for a community of people doing the same?

Join us for a casual afternoon working on games, and talking about games.

• Learn how to get started in creating games

• Work on your game

• Meet friends

• Find new teammates for your project

• Get help

• Show off your projects

Rough schedule:

2:15pm-2:30pm: Welcome & Upcoming events

2:30pm-3:00pm: Introductions

3:00pm-4:00pm: Show & Tell

4:00pm-6:00pm: Free-form work and socializing

Game Creators Meetup

Interested in making games but don’t know where to start?

Already making games and looking for a community of people doing the same?

Join us for a casual afternoon working on games, and talking about games.

• Learn how to get started in creating games

• Work on your game

• Meet friends

• Find new teammates for your project

• Get help

• Show off your projects

Rough schedule:

2:15pm-2:30pm: Welcome & Upcoming events

2:30pm-3:00pm: Introductions

3:00pm-4:00pm: Show & Tell

4:00pm-6:00pm: Free-form work and socializing

Playtesting Night! Play Free local indie games!

Playtesting is vital to the game development process! Creating a game without anyone playing it but the developers can result in overlooking important things. That’s where you come in!

At this completely free and family-friendly event, come and play locally-made independent video games from creative individuals and small studios right here in Louisville! No experience necessary, we are looking for anyone who is willing to give something new a try (and help local developers in the process!)

Just show up with an open mind ready for fun new games and we will handle the rest!

Playtesting Night! Play Free local indie games!

Playtesting is vital to the game development process! Creating a game without anyone playing it but the developers can result in overlooking important things. That’s where you come in!

At this completely free and family-friendly event, come and play locally-made independent video games from creative individuals and small studios right here in Louisville! No experience necessary, we are looking for anyone who is willing to give something new a try (and help local developers in the process!)

Just show up with an open mind ready for fun new games and we will handle the rest!

Louisville Makes Games! – Art Night

Artists wanted.
Come to hang out, learn about making art for games, and express your creativity!

No game experience necessary!

This meetup would be a great fit for anyone who is a Graphic Designer, App Designer, User Experience Designer, Product Designer, User Interface Designer, Illustrator, Comic Artist, Visual Artist, Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, 3D Artist, Animator, and many other creative disciplines.

Feel free to bring traditional or digital art supplies and equipment/laptops.

Art Night schedule:

-7:15 p.m. Start Meeting – Brief description of the meetup, LMG, Warp Zone, Announcements

-7:25 p.m. Introductions (audience introduces themselves)

-7:30 p.m. Short Presentation

-8:15–9 p.m. Free drawing/storyboarding with provided ideas and prompts. We encourage artists, programmers, and anyone interested in making games to get to know each other.

LUDUM DARE 42 Game Jam

Schedule

Friday:
5:30pm – Pre Jam Dinner (Pho Ba Luu) (optional)
address: 1019 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40206 (Behind Feast and a few blocks down)

7:00pm – Introductions, Group forming, Brainstorming

9:00pm – Theme is announced, start working on games.

Saturday
10:00am – Work on games

Sunday
9:00am – Work on games
7:00pm – Presentations (open to the public)

Sponsors will be announced at a later date!

Ludum Dare is two similar events taking place over one weekend
The Competition is the familiar “make a game in 48 hours solo competition” that Ludum Dare is known for. Specific details can be found below. After the competition ends, participants are given 3 weeks to play and rate games created by their peers. After those 3 weeks, winners are announced.

The Jam is the new “relaxed” Ludum Dare. It was created to make Ludum Dare even more inclusive. You can work in a team, borrow assets from your other projects, or do things that would normally be against the rules. You also get one extra day, giving you up to 72 hours to submit an entry. This is helpful for those times real life gets in the way, or for games that need just a bit more time to become something great.

Ultimately, our goal with Ludum Dare is to encourage people to sit down and make something. Our hope is that the new structure continues to encourage more and more developers to join us and create a game in a weekend.

I Make Pixels Dance with Martin Lindsey – Art Night

Artists wanted.
We have a special guest speaker this month. Martin Lindsey of Phunky Pixel Media and Louisville Black Creatives (full bio below) will be speaking on his animation process during his talk “I Make Pixels Dance.” Come to hang out, learn about making art for games, and express your creativity!

No game experience necessary!

This meetup would be a great fit for anyone who is a Graphic Designer, App Designer, User Experience Designer, Product Designer, User Interface Designer, Illustrator, Comic Artist, Visual Artist, Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, 3D Artist, Animator, and many other creative disciplines.

Feel free to bring traditional or digital art supplies and equipment/laptops.

Art Night schedule:

-7:15 p.m. Start Meeting – Brief description of the meetup, LMG, Warp Zone, Announcements

-7:25 p.m. Introductions (audience introduces themselves)

-7:30 p.m. “I Make Pixels Dance” by Martin Lindsey

-8:15–9 p.m. Free drawing/storyboarding with provided ideas and prompts. We encourage artists, programmers, and anyone interested in making games to get to know each other.

Martin Lindsey Biography

Martin Lindsey is an internationally recognized expert in social media marketing and multimedia creative technologies. Through his multimedia company, Phunky Pixel Media, Martin helps clients develop social media strategies to network their networks effectively. He also helps them
globalize their businesses by transforming their LinkedIn profiles into relationship building and business development tools.

He is the former Technology Manager at the Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED) in Louisville, Kentucky where he taught 2D animation classes to kids,
and WordPress web design to adults.

Martin has also taught the fundamentals of animation and social media marketing at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
While attending DePaul University in Chicago as an animation graduate student, Martin was a fab lab facilitator in the Museum of Science and Industry’s maker space. Here is where he led museum guests in learning experiences bridging art, design, science and engineering with 3D printing, laser cutter and vinyl cutter workshops.

Martin sits on the advisory board of Ghana Code Club, a non-profit youth coding program in Accra, Ghana, committed to exposing all elementary school kids, especially the girl child, to computer science activities. Children ages 8-16 gain basic computing skills while learning to
create their own games, animations and websites.

He was also one of the inaugural brand ambassadors for kweliTV, a global streaming platform that offers independent films and movies, original docuseries, kids shows, news, and educational content from the African diaspora.

Martin is available to teach courses, workshops and seminars on Social Media Marketing, Animation, Web Design, and 3D Printing.

Martin’s Contact Information:
Email at phunkymarty@gmail.com