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.