Feb 27th Meetup Reminder!

Just a reminder that our next meetup is next week!

February 27th Meetup: Social at Quidi Vidi Brewery!

Our next meetup will be a social at the beautiful Quidi Vidi Brewery.

The Brewery and Justin in particular were extremely supportive of our 2018 Game Jam, and we reached out to see if they’d mind if we all dropped down some night. We’ll have a table from 6PM to 8PM, so feel free to join us and talk about what you’re up to lately.

Location

3:30PM – Sunday Showcase at the Jam

We would like to take this opportunity to invite the public to come down to Eastern Edge at 3:30PM this afternoon to see our jammers and their games in action. We have snacks and coffee, and we’d love to have you come down and see what it’s all about! There will also be a draw for a few door prizes!

It’s our last day at Eastern Edge and MUN, and we want to thank our sponsors: NL Film Development Corporation, Quidi Vidi Brewery, Other Ocean Interactive, and Celtx. A big thank you to Eastern Edge and the MUN CS Society for hosting us and helping so much, and to our volunteers and coaches.

Lastly, huge thanks and congratulations to all of our jammers! Great work folks!

Canada Summer Jobs Program Deadline

With the retirement of the SWASP program that many folks are familiar with, it’s extra-important to take advantage of the other programs.

In particular, February 2nd marks the deadline for employers to apply to the Canada Summer Jobs program for positions starting between April 23rd and July 22nd, 2018. This program provides up to 50% of the minimum hourly wage for 6-16 weeks to employ a student who is returning to their studies in the fall. The eligibility criteria are very broad, and include most private and public organizations and categories of work.

We will be talking to the schools in town in the coming days to find out more about the students who will be seeking employment in the gaming arena. In the meantime, if you have a question or story for us, please drop us a line.

Saturday @ the GDNL Game Jam!

In addition to the ongoing Jam itself, we have a couple of special activities tonight that are open to jammers and the public:

6PM at MUN (Check in at EN-2036)AlphaGo documentary – I believe there will be popcorn!

9PM at Eastern Edge19+ Jam + Fundraiser – We’ll be giving away a few door prize goodies to the folks who drop in tonight, and there will be beverages of various sorts available to those so inclined.

Hope to see you there!

More jam coverage @ CBC!

Looks like we might be on the Atlantic news segment on TV this afternoon/evening. Check you listings!

Game Jam: St. John’s Morning Show Interview

For those of you who are up and at ’em early, Mike (from Gamedev NL) and Hannah (from Eastern Edge Gallery) will be on CBC’s St. John’s Morning Show tomorrow morning to talk about the Game Jam. Set your dial to 88.5FM!

Genesis Evolution Program

A little late boosting this, but tomorrow is the final day to register for the next Genesis Evolution cohort. This is a great condensed program to learn the basics of turning your rough business outline into something resembling a plan. Plenty of feedback, lots of good guest speakers, and always a mix of entrepreneurs. Check it out!

GDNL Game Jam: Call for Swag!

In the lead-up to our upcoming Game Jam, we’ll be looking for goodies to add to our swag bags for individual participants as well as door prizes to award at our showcase. If you know anyone who might be interested in contributing to either of these, please point them to our email, contact@gamedevnl.org!

Donor Information

Door Prizes

Any quantity, moderate dollar value, any size/shape

Swag Items

Minimum of 50 items, low or no dollar value, paper or other low-profile physical items

Game Jam: Third and Final Prep Session @ MUN

While we have you, you should know that we’ve now updated the 2018 Game Jam page with event details. Take a look!

Our third and final prep session for the 2018 Game Jam will take place this Thursday, January 11th, starting at 6PM in room EN-2036 in the MUN Engineering Building, 2, 4 Kerwin Pl, St. John’s, NL