PICO-8 Mini Game Jam

Please note that this event is limited to 20 attendees and the $10 registration must be processed through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/updated-grand-circus-presents-pico-8-mini-game-jam-tickets-31160741617

Come join Grand Circus Detroit for a PICO-8 Mini Game Jam on March 11! 

PICO-8 is a fun, interactive and easy-to-learn retro “fantasy console” where you can create your own games. We’re hosting a workshop and Mini Game Jam. 

What’s a Game Jam, you say? An opportunity to meet and collaborate with incredible people who share your interest in games. 


Saturday, March 11, 10am-5pm

• 10am-11am Intro to PICO-8 Graphics and Sound 

• 11am-12pm PICO-8 Programming Workshop 

• 12-12:30pm Lunch 

• 12:30-2pm PICO-8 Programming Workshop Continued

•   2-5pm Form teams and begin to work on games

$10 registration includes:

• A full PICO-8 license 

• Lunch on Saturday 

• Tutorials and assistance 

• A donation to DAPCEP (see below) 

You will need to bring your own laptop to work on – PICO-8 will run on pretty much any (Windows/Mac/Linux) machine. When you’re done you can save your game as a web page so friends, enemies and random strangers can play it. 

This event is for you if:

• You want to learn and collaborate 

• You want to meet like-minded people 

• You’re into building things 

This event is a benefit for DAPCEP, the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program, which has been offering science, technology, engineering, math, and medical educational programs to underrepresented youth for over 40 years. A portion of each registration goes to support DAPCEP programs.

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