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Saturday, January 27 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Games for Our Future Game Jam: Surviving Climate Change

Researchers and members of the game development community are invited to learn from each other and make digital and table-top games that bring to life provocative questions about how we, and the planet, are going to survive climate change—whether through stopping its causes\, adapting to its effects, or a combination of both. Through discovery\, experimentation, and critical thinking, teams of developers will attempt to turn research into recreational and informational games that empower the game-playing public to take real and meaningful action in the face of climate change. The mixer on April 6th will serve as a way to get you informed and inspired about climate change research happening at UW right now. We'll have research scientists on hand to give lightning talks about their work and then go into deeper discussion about your ideas for the game jam that come from those talks. The scientists will also be available during the jam itself to answer questions related to their research as it pertains to your game ideas. Then come together with other local members of the game development community for a 48 hr game jam where we'll be taking the work of UW climate change researchers and creating games based on that to help raise awareness for the issues we're facing and make the research more accessible to the public. Load-in for the jam will start at 4pm on 4/13 and you can enter through the reception entrance of Pacific Science Center on the corner of 2nd and John. Registration for the jam also gets you access to all of the following related events: - Science in the City Lecture | Tuesday, March 20. "A Climate of Unclarity: How to Call BS on Bad Climate Science Communication" by Dr. Sarah Myhre. Pacific Science Center, 7pm. - Science in the City Lecture | Tuesday, March 27. “What is Reality” exhibit (doors open at 6pm), and "A Tale of Destiny: Game Design," a panel discussion with Bungie team members (starts at 7pm). Pacific Science Center, 6pm. - Game Jam Pre-Mixer | Friday, April 6. Gain insight into making fun research-based games from lightning talks by climate scientists and game developers. Plus mingling, pizza & beverages. Pacific Science Center, 6-9pm. - EarthGames on Tap | Thursday, April 19. Games showcase: show off your jam game alongside UW earthgames and other indie eco-games. Inspirational keynotes, professional networking, dinner & drinks. Open to the public. All ages. Pacific Science Center, 6-9pm. Registration is required on this link: conservation.uw.edu/earthgames2018/ Parking in general for long amounts of time is expensive around Seattle Center. We strongly suggest participants to try to come in groups to split the cost, or to park further away and bus to the event. Overnight Security will be onsite and assisting overnight, which means the Pacific Science Center will be open the full 48 hours with no interruptions. Please note that there will be a specific door that all participants are supposed to use after hours\, located on the North side of the Pacific Science Center entering near the Paccar IMAX Theater. More information will be provided at the event. There will be space provided to sleep overnight, but as always, take care of yourself! You are definitely welcome to head home to sleep, shower, and come back the next day for more jamming. Equipment As usual for all game jam type events, everyone will need to bring whatever they need to be self-sufficient, including any computer equipment and peripherals. Basic network access will be provided through WiFi and ethernet. We suggest to have all your required software, files, and assets downloaded and saved locally, as cloud services may not always be accessible. Additionally, please try to avoid downloading large files whenever possible.--- Seattle Indies is an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone. By attending our events, you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct (www.seattleindies.org/code-of-conduct/).


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