ALL ABOUT INSERT GAME HERE
RHO Interactive Entertainment
Insert Game Here is a free 2 day game development event 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 18+ and teams are welcome!
IGH started in 2017 to bring area indie developers together and out of the sun. 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.
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.
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.
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!
What we'll have on-site:
Laser-cut swag courtesy of UNO Libraries Creative Production Lab
WiFi and Power
Basic art/craft and board-game materials
Interested in Participating?
Insert Game Here is open to everyone in the community 18 and older. Friends and family under 18 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.)
2019 Spoopy jam SCHEDULE
Room opens for participants to bring in equipment and grab a seat.
Friday 7:30 - 9pm
Event announcements, small presentation, PROJECT PITCHES, and structured team building.
Late registration and introductions. Space setup for existing teams.
Saturday 9:30am -9pm
All day open development time. Organizer help and intervention at request.
Wake up. Load in. Finish your games.
Pencils down! Invite your family and friends, as the space is open to the public at this time. All games open for play by all attendees, and voting for superlative awards begins.
As a special thanks for participation, we've got superlative awards to hand out based on the votes of everyone's playtime, and a few on our whim. These aren't competitive. Get ready for trophies like "Most Respectful to Bees", "Most Absurd Glitch", and "Best Use of Helvetica Font".