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Media Design School

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Jam Site Information
Address: 

92 Albert Street
Auckland CBD
New Zealand

Building Name: 
Media Design Centre
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
David McCurdy
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
None (participants expected to contribute to pizza and soda purchases)
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Who can participate: 
All participants must sign a behaviour expectation agreement. Deviations from expected behaviour will result in ejection from the event.
Age restrictions: 
18+ years only (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Available tools or technology: 
Visual Studio, CS5, Maya, etc
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
No space available
Notes: 

Media Design School has a world wide reputation for delivering quality education and is the most unique New Zealand provider for Game Development qualifications. You will be hosted by Mike Porter, Caroline Jeffries, David Marsh, and David McCurdy.

Mike started his game career back in 1995 in Lewisville, Texas. Over the last 15 years, he has worked in several different companies both in Texas and in Seattle, including work for Sierra and Microsoft Games Studios. He has created 3D artwork, level design on various games, for various platforms including Dreamcast, PS2, PC and Xbox 360. His roles included Art Lead, Environment Art Lead, Vehicle Art Lead and Level Design Lead. Mike was even lucky enough to work with the great people at Bungie for a short period to help ship Halo 3.

David March is a recent recruit to Media Design School.

David McCurdy is the Academic Leader at Media Design School and the original designer of Media Design School's Graduate Diploma of Game Development and the degree programmes. David has worked on robotic vision research both in academia and industry. David is a multi-award winning researcher.

Auckland - [2011 site]

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Location Information
Address: 

Media Design School
242 Queen St
Auckland Central

Building Name: 
Media Design School
Jam Organizer Information
Contact Name: 
Stephen Knightly
Contact Email: 
sknightly@gmail.com
Jam Logistics
Entrance Fee: 
$20
48hours: 
Site is not open for the entire 48 hours
hours: 
9am - 12 midnight
Security: 
No security available
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

Visit www.playmaker.org.nz/gamejam to register for the Auckland GameJam.

The event is run by the Auckland Game Developers Meetup and Playmaker, with thanks to Media Design School, InGame and PC World.

Auckland Game Developers Meetup - [2010 site]

Global Game Jam 2010 Participating Jam Site

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Organizer Information
Company or Institution name: 
Auckland Game Developers Meetup and Playmaker
Contact Name: 
Stephen Knightly
Location Information
Address: 

Media Design School, 242 Queen St, Auckland

Jam logistics
Entrace Fee: 
$20
48hours: 
Site will remain open for entire 48 hours
Internet Access: 
Internet access available
IT tools: 
Provide specialized game development tools, or licenses for participating jammers
food: 
Have access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity
Security: 
No security available
Auditorium space: 
Have auditorium space available
Notes: 

The Auckland Global Game Jame will be hosted at the Media Design School - our major sponsor - on Queen St.

For the latest details visit here: http://www.playmaker.org.nz/event/global-game-jam-auckland

WE'RE FULL. We only have 22 to use and over 25 people coming. You can still register - but you'll have to bring your own laptop.
For those using the Media Design School computers, facilities available include:

  • Wireless internet access
  • Software including CS4/Flash, Maya, Photoshop
  • While you are welcome to use any software or programming tools in the Game Jam, unfortunately you cannot install your own software on MDS' computers. If you wish you use your own tools we recommend you bring your own laptop.
  • The student lounge kitchen with tea and coffee
  • Cafes and restaurants nearby on Queen St
  • The venue will be open overnight over the entire 48 hours for dedicated Game Jammers.
  • You can bring sleeping bags and crash in the student lounge, but (warning) the floor is hard and couches are scarce. Also, there are no shower facilities.
  • Or you could also stay at the Base Backpackers across the road

The Auckland Global Game Jam is supported by:

PC World magazine NZ plan to publish a selection of the games on their coverdisk later in 2010.

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