1. Due to the lack of registrations, the 2017 Global Game Jam @ KSU will not be held at KSU this year :'-(.

    You are still encouraged to jam over the GGJ weekend, there are several sites available in Atlanta.






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  2. Here is a great opportunity for someone about the graduate or has already graduated and is looking for a job. Tripwire is looking for some QA peeps
    http://tripwireinteractive.com/jobs

    Word is that they may be advertising for some coders in the new year.

    Good luck!


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  3. So you're a student with limited funds, your University can't send you, or you just want to lend a hand. Whatever the reason, you may still be able to attend this premiere event by becoming a Conference Associate. Are you willing to earn your attendance (and a little extra money) by doing about 25 hours of on-site work? Apply to be a Conference Associate (CA)!

    Click here for more information about becoming a GDC CA!

    If you still have questions after visiting that link, you can contact our CA Manager, Ian MacKenzie, at camanager@calounge.com.
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  4. This is an awesome gig at Magic Leap - Wellington (technically a JV with Weta Workshop)

    https://www.magicleap.com/#/job-post/269841

    They are looking for an amazing and experienced game artist to come join us on the team. Someone with great, efficient modeling skills and buckets of creativity. Unity experience very helpful.

    This is a great opportunity. Put your best portfolio work forward...

    Allan
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  5. Some of you might have heard of this company. They are looking for Interns...

    http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/directory.html#showonly=Internship


    Good luck!


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  6. Good news, everyone: The 2017 Game Developers Conference has opened a call for submissions to ALT.CTRL.GDC, that popular on-site special exhibit which highlights unique control methods for playing games.

    The perennially popular ALT.CTRL.GDC showcase will take place during GDC, from March 1st to March 3rd of next year. The deadline for submissions to the showcase is December 2nd, and organizers welcome all indie-centric one-of-a-kind game peripherals, contraptions, and novelties which enhance game experiences and challenge traditional forms of input.

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  7. The FDA is asking coders to develop an app, see the details of the event here


     In a bid to stanch the death toll of the nation’s epidemic of opioid drug use, the Food and Drug Administration is calling for the development of a cellphone app that could quickly bring lifesaving medication to the rescue of a person in the throes of a potentially deadly overdose. 

    To get app designers going on their submissions, the FDA will host a “code-a-thon” on Oct. 19 and 20. Final submissions are due to the agency by Nov. 7. 
     
    The submissions will be assessed for innovation, usability, functionality and adaptability by a panel of judges from the FDA, the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The highest-scoring entrant will receive an award of $40,000. And all entrants may apply for Small Business Innovation Research grants from the National Institute of Drug Abuse after the competition is over.
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  8. Any interest?

    I know many of you are probably still recovering from the Fall Game Jam. But,
    this looks really interesting https://itch.io/jam/weirderstuff.

    Does anyone have an interest in participating in this? We would like to keep this small & free, (this means we can not provide t-shirts, food, or facilities.)

    Let me know your thoughts...

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  9. Fall 2016 Game Jam Winners

    The best Fall Game Jam winner was....

     "BeatBots"!

    The best Fall Game Jam AR/VR game was...

    "SlowPokey"
    The best Fall Educational Game was...
    "Haiku"

    The best Unplugged Game was...
    "Treble Trouble"


    Congratulations to you all! We will be in touch with you to give you the prizes as promised.
    The standard this year was very high and this made judging very tough.

    We have runner up prizes for other games and will be in touch with those groups to give you the prizes.

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  10. Fall Game Jam Videos.

    Thanks to everyone for your awesome contribution to the Fall Game Jam. For those of you that missed it, here is the play list of videos from the Jam.


    The winners of the in-jam favourites were:

    First Place:
    BeatBot
    Team: Gottem Studios
    Team Members: James Como, AJ Giertych, Cody McCormick, Andrew Romans, Aaron Ware.

    Second Place
    Color Attack
    Preston Waters

    Third Place:
    Treble Trouble
    Team: TrebleMakers

    We will announce the winners of the best game jam awards and the track awards on Friday...


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