University Spring and Summer 2016 Opportunities
We're very excited to announce that we will have four 'threads' (options) within the Global Game Jam this weekend. You are welcome to focus on the GGJ theme, go your own way, or participate in any of the following. These opportunities align with external sponsors looking to hire your talent and develop their intellectual property (IP) or help fund your ideas, so you can get paid internships and join in entrepreneurship for your game/media creations.
Chaotic Good and Adaptive Studios are developing a new
property across different media and are looking for talent to help
commercialize and develop their first in a series of games.
- Participate in a sponsored thread within the
Global Game Jam and showcase your talent (judging held at the end of the global
- If selected, work with Chaotic Good and Adaptive
part-time in spring semester
- Participate in a full-time, paid internship in
summer 2016 and receive KSU course credit for this experience.
- his is an amazing opportunity to be one of the
first to develop this property, get your name on a released game title, and
build your resume for your future career
Use the game jam to work with this new IP, showcase your
talent, and “interview” for the summer 2016 internship course.
Sponsored by the Joel A. Katz Music & Entertainment
Think you’re creative?
Take this to the next level.
Struggle with staring at a blank canvas or screen?
Learn from the best.
Paul Jenkins and the MEBUS center will offer
a course this summer allowing students to work with professionals and develop
an original screenplay and realize this into a film; along the way, the group
will explore how to best further develop the property into other media such as
comics and games.
Learn how to develop
concept into fully-realized property and how to cross media to allow for more
Use the game jam to work with Paul and showcase your talent,
effectively “interviewing” for the internship course.
Space is limited for this life and career
altering experience in summer 2016.
Sponsored by the KSU Entrepreneurship Center
Have a great media/game/app idea that you’ve developed at
the jam? Learn how to turn your game
into a commercial success!
- Attend a workshop on February 8th to
learn how to pitch/market your idea to investors and how to take your
intellectual property to the next level.
- Then pitch your idea to a group at Coles College
of Business in coordination with Dr. Hanks’ entrepreneurship center and course
on February 23rd.
4. SUMMER PAID
INTERNSHIPS - MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by the KSU College of Science and Mathematics
The College of Science and Mathematics is developing a
multi-platform app to help students succeed in courses.
The general structural concept is to use
social media ideas to connect students and create study groups while outside of
the lecture time.
If you are interested
in this, we recommend using some location-aware concept in your game design
during the jam and/or showcase your talent shortly after the jam.
Be sure to connect with Dr. Preston to be
considered for a paid internship in summer 2016.
We thank our partners at IgniteHQ, the Joel A. Katz Music
and Entertainment Business Program, High Road Ice Cream and Sorbet, Chuice, and
Kontrol Freek for their generous sponsorship of the KSU Global Game Jam event.
We also thank Karen Maximos and Hannah Fortune for the
t-shirt design for our jam.
Also, thanks go out to GGDA, Metro Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce, and Hypepotamus for promoting the event.