Hi! I’m your host, Sykoo. Check out this video I made that highlights what we’re gonna do at this event:
Curious for even more details?
Here’s the low down. We (this includes you!) are gonna take a free ready-made kart racing game and personalize/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 with anyone to 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! All you gotta do is come prepared (see below) and follow along. And if you get stuck, just ask for help 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, add speed pads and cool props, set up custom triggers, and add some simple animation. But we’re excited to hear YOUR ideas of what you want to do with the Karting Micro-Game — so we’ll be looking in the live chat to see what ideas we can help bring to life. Oh, and did I mention we’ll be giving away $50-$75 Unity Gear Store vouchers to some lucky attendees just for participating?!
TWEET TO WIN A PRIZE!
Once we’re live, all you need to do is tweet using the hashtag #yourfirstgamejam and tag @unity3d to let us know you’re watching, and if you have a screenshot of your karting game share it!
SHARE YOUR CREATION ON THE WEB
HOW TO PREPARE:
We are gonna jump pretty quickly into showing you how to personalize/customize the Karting Micro-Game, so come ready! See the “Come prepared” steps here:
If you have questions leading up to the event, reach out to us in the Karting Creators Group:
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 arrive ready to jam (see above).
Q: What other system requirements are there to install Unity?
Q: How long is the jam?
A: We’ll be jamming for about 3 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 so that when you come back you can just jump right back in with us!
Q: Will it be recorded/published?
A: We will publish the recording unlisted. We’ll post the link in the Karting Creators Group sometime after the jam. connect.unity.com/g/karting-creators
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, 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 within a time span averaging 24-72 hours.