Darklight Festival 2012 Present: GAME ON!

GAME JAM
36 Hours: One Theme: One Winning Team
Starting Friday August 24th
Darklight is hosting our very first competitive GameJam event in 2012! A Game Jam is a fixed amount of time where people, usually in teams, come together in a shared space to make a game from start to finish.
Anyone can get involved; Programmers, illustrators, musicians, artists, writers. For 36 hours teams will each work on building a game around a common theme. The theme is super-secret and will only be revealed just before the competition starts!
Games will be judged by a local, home-grown games company and a Fabulous Prize will be given to the winners!

LOFI Vs HIFI > GAME ON!
Panel discussion, Friday August 24th 2pm
A discussion contrasting the experiences of working with high profile international games to the underground world of indie game development. Join Irish and international gaming experts and developers as they discuss the design, building and distribution of some of their projects. Featuring Heidi Egger (Marino/Kaveleer), Ollie Clarke (The Cat That Got The Milk) and Andrea Magnorsky (BigCat Games and Irish indie game bundle project). The discussion will be moderated by Patrick O’Neill (Irish Film Board)

Indie Game: The Movie
7pm, Sunday August 26th
With the twenty-first century comes a new breed of struggling independent artist: the indie game designer. Refusing to toil for major developers, these innovators independently conceive, design, and program their distinctly personal games in the hope that they, too, may find success. Irish Premire.
Best of Independent Game Festival 2012
All Weekend: 24th – 26th August
Play and see the absolute best in indie games from IGF 2012. Plus an exclusive gaming premier from those brats that brought you The Cat That Got The Milk.
Venues & Ticket Information:
DUBLIN Aug 23rd – 26th – Locations: The Factory, Grand Canal Dock and the IFI, Eustace Street
Tickets are on sale now from www.entertainment.ie
Game Jam: For further information or to enter to enter Game Jam, email the name of at least one participant and the name of your team to Rosef.events@gmail.com
About Darklight
Darklight is Ireland’s premier festival celebrating independent, DIY, animation, VFX and artist films. Darklight 2012 promises to be an exciting weekend of film, animation, art, music and workshops.
The 2012 theme HiFi Vs LoFi >> Game On! will take an in-depth look at visual effects in film from the micro to the supersized budget. We will also be delving into the gaming industry, from the most popular titles to the world of indie game design and the interconnections between games, film and animation.
Since its inception in 1999, Darklight has provided an opportunity for artists and filmmakers to share their work and experiment with new technologies and it has emerged as one of the most important art events of the year.
For full programme see www.darklight.ie

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