ALL ABOUT INSERT GAME HERE
RHO Interactive Entertainment
Insert Game Here is a collective of weekend game development events where participants build games from scratch around a secret theme. At the end of dev time, everyone presents, plays, and votes on superlative awards. Individuals 19+ and teams are welcome!
Our format is geared around team building and expanding the community of developers in the Omaha area. Friday is dedicated to helping everyone meet each other, wrap their heads around the quirks of a game jam, and prepare for a weekend development environment. Saturday we announce the theme bright and early, and teams start their project from absolute zero. Sunday, teams are given time to polish their game before the space is open to the public for playtime and voting.
We do our best to run an IGH event every Summer, Fall, and Spring, with Global Game Jam rounding out the Winter and opening the next year's cycle.
Insert Gameame [Here] started in 2017 to bring area indie developers together and out of the sun in the summer. Now that we work alongside UNO's Criss Library Creative Production Lab, we're the go-to game jam for student and hobbyist game creators that want to kick off the summer with a weekend challenge
Spoopy Jam mixes things up a bit by announcing the secret theme one week in advance, and having teams start early. Friday evening everyone has the opportunity to pitch their project to see if anyone wants to join in and help polish off the game for Sunday presentations.
Ostara: Games for Spring introduced another season into the mix, and originally offered up a way to test out everyone's remote working capacity given the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.
We welcome first time game developers! Our organizers are here to help, but Insert Game Here is not a class or workshop. Even though we may have some craft supplies on hand, you should bring anything you need to make your video or physical game. If video games aren't your thing or access to hardware is an issue, you're encouraged to test the waters by making a board game!
Interested in Participating?
Insert Game Here is open to everyone in the community 19 and older. Friends and family under 19 are welcome for the playthrough portion of the event on Sunday. All skill levels and experience are welcome, and we are always looking for more artists, writers, musicians, programmers, crafters, and gamers to join the community.
Insert Game Here is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Explicitly sexual language and imagery will not be considered appropriate for this kind of public event. IGH participants and attendees violating these rules may be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers or our location sponsors. (Thanks to Games++, whose policy we modified to create this one.)
2020 jam SCHEDULE
April 4 - 5, 2020
Ostara: Games for Spring
June 13 - 14, 2020
Insert Game [Here]
October 16 - 18, 2020
Spoopy Jam 2: The Spoopening
January 29 - 31, 2021
Global Game Jam