Create a new prototype game that could be the next big thing!

Join up with game developers of all experience levels and prototype a game!

Alpha Game Jam is about sharing a tight deadline with friends to help motivate to build something new. This is the second year of the event.

There is no strict rules on what (or how) to build your game. Use this as your opportunity to try something you haven’t done before, prototype out that experiment, or simply to have some fun.

Everybody is welcome! Come alone or with friends. Bring an idea, or create one on the spot. Meet new teammates, or have your team all ready to go.

The event will be hosted at the Microsoft Reactor, a new community space at 680 Folsom in San Francisco.

Together let’s finish that alpha version and create the next big game for all to enjoy!

 

NOTE: Not an overnight event. We will be jamming until midnight each night, returning at 10am the next morning.

FOOD NOTE: UPDATE: We will have dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday!

POTENTIAL SPONSORS: Do you know somebody who would like to sponsor a meal and/or prizes for this hackathon? Contact Tobiah (TobiahZ@Microsoft.com) ASAP! We are still looking for more!

UNDERAGE NOTE: For underage jammers, we will need for a parent or guardian age 18 or over to be with them during the event. We want you to be able to jam! For questions or concerns, message Tobiah.

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Eligibility

Come to the new Microsoft Reactor at 680 Folsom in San Francisco at 6pm on Friday November 6th.

The event will take place between 6pm to Midnight on the 6th, 10am to Midnight on the 7th, and 10am to 4pm on the 8th.

At 2pm on Sunday, November 8th all work will stop, and we will begin showing off our work to other as well as sponsor prize juding/awards/wrap up ceremony.

Requirements

Any type of game is welcome! Web, mobile, tablet, desktop, even board/card/pen and paper games if you're so inclinded.

Judges

Tobiah Zarlez

Tobiah Zarlez
Microsoft

Judging Criteria

  • Sponsor Determined
    Any prizes we have will be from sponsors, and thus will be subject to their criteria.