Your First Game Jam hosted by Mike Geig with Soaryn and Roman Papush
Hi! This is Mike Geig, your host for the Karting Microgame Jam.
Here’s the lowdown. During this livestream, we (this includes you!) are going to take a new-and-improved yet-to-be-released Kart Racing Microgame and customize it a bunch of different ways. At the end, we’ll show you how you can put your game on the web and share it so that anyone can play. Even if you’ve never used Unity or are still very new to it, don’t worry – we’ll guide you step-by-step so you can learn how to modify the Karting Microgame to make it your own. All you need to do is come prepared (see below) and follow along. And if you get stuck, just reach out in the live chat and we’ll help you out.
The cool thing about this game jam is that you influence what we show you. Ok, we’ll definitely show you some of our favorite things you can do, like how to build your own custom track with jumps, swap your kart for a Muscle car, add self-driving Smart Karts to race alongside you, add speed pads, and change up the game mode. But we’re excited to hear YOUR ideas of what you want to do with the Karting Microgame – so we’ll be looking to the live chat for ideas we can help bring to life. Oh, and did I mention we’ll be giving away $75 Unity Gear Store vouchers to some lucky people just for participating?
WIN A PRIZE:
Once we’re live, all you need to do is tweet or post on Instagram using the hashtag #yourfirstgamejam and tag Unity to let us know you’re watching. Tag @unity3d on Twitter or @UnityTechnologies on Instagram using the hashtag #yourfirstgamejam. Bonus points if you share a screenshot of your Karting game or a photo showing your participation in the jam. If you don’t have Twitter or Instagram, you can also post in the Karting Creators Group for a chance to win. http://ole.unity.com/Karting-Creators
Want to tag the hosts? Find us on Twitter:
HOW TO PREPARE:
We are going to jump pretty quickly into showing you how to customize an all-new, yet-to-be-released Karting Microgame. Check back here for updates. Once it’s released, we’ll provide instructions here for how you can access it.
If you have questions leading up to the event, reach out to us in the Karting Creators Group: http://ole.unity.com/Karting-Creators
Q: I already have the Karting Microgame, am I good or do I need to do anything else to prepare?
A: You need the all-new version of the Karting Microgame that runs on Unity 2019.3. It’s not released yet, but check back here soon for updates!
Q: Do I need any Unity or programming experience to attend?
A: Nope! This jam is for people who are new to Unity. We just ask that you show up ready to jam (see above).
Q: What system requirements are there to install Unity?
Q: How long is the jam?
A: We’ll be jamming for about three hours. Of course, you’re free to pop in and out, and we’ll do our best to make sure it’s easy for people to do so. That way, when you come back you can just jump right back in with us.
Q: Will it be recorded?
A: Yes. The full recording will be published on YouTube within an hour after the stream ends.
Q: What is a game jam?
A: This game jam is unique because it’s hosted online, it’s for beginners, we’re using a game template (the Karting Microgame), it’s short, and we (pretty much) know what we’re going to show you. A *traditional* game jam is an in-person event where you would typically gather with more experienced programmers, game designers, artists, etc., to create a game or project from scratch in about 24-72 hours.
Q: Who is hosting the jam?
Mike Geig: http://ole.unity.com/tweet-to-MikeGeig
Roman Papush: http://ole.unity.com/RomanPapushYouTube