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Hey fam whats good its me ya boi Brad on the official Seattle Indies itch. 
VOTING FOR THE THEME IS NOW OPEN!!! :D 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCi0qQhbilFHne4AVu8vQZHxTDAG4ZYnC2Mv_y...

Also be sure to join the Seattle Indies Discord!!! 

We are excited to announce this year's winners!

Honorable Mention

Bluebell Town

Change Walker

Ecolibrium

Green City 2050

The Flora

Most Educational

E.A.R.T.H.

Most Adventurous

Song of the Soil

Knight Foundation Grand Challenge

Denial Network

Grand Jury

Row

Misinformation category

Note for judging. This is a game made by students.

Join us for tonight's session: https://bit.ly/LifeReimaginedParty

We have two feedback sessions planned for today for you to get a chance to show us your work and get some help and feedback on them.

11am - 1pm PDT: Hosted on the Climate Jam Voice channel on Discord.

5pm - 7pm PDT: Join mentors from Life Reimagined Collaborative. Get game feedback and see their game in action!

    Register here: https://bit.ly/LifeReimaginedRegister

Twitch bugged out on us so we moved the discussion over to the Climate Jam Voice channel on Discord.

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Thanks for joining us for the 3rd annual IndieCade/Games For Our Future Climate Jam! Brought to you by Niantic, The Knight Foundation and Earthlab at The University of Washington! This year we are happy to welcome the IGDA Climate SIG as a partner in hosting the jam on their community Discord server and providing mentors and resources for jammers to use.

We are once again inviting game creators from around the world to make games that explore solutions to address a rapidly changing planet. Together we can make a difference! https://www.indiecade.com/climate-jam/

Theme: Empathy and Equilibrium

Subthemes: Nature and Health, Green Energy, Media, Storytelling and Misinformation, Food and Food Systems, Climate Optimism

When: April 22, 2022 – May 1, 2022

Where: IGDA Climate SIG Discord & Itch.io

What: Climate Jam is a fully online game jam starting on Earth Day 2022 and ending on May 1, 2021 focusing on Empathy and Equilibrium.

Find a team:

If you missed the social mixer last weekend or join the jam late you can find other jammers to work with on Discord using the #🌱lfg-recruit-me and the #🌱lfg-join-our-team channels.

Jammer Resources:

We have put together a page of resources for first-time or veteran jammers to help you with your creation.

The IGDA Climate SIG recently published an alpha version of their Environmental Game Design Playbook and are looking for people to use it and give feedback during the jam.

Mentors:

We have some great mentors available to help you with the scientific accuracy of your game, learn more about them on our website. They will be on the #🌱ask-a-mentor on Discord during the jam for you to ask questions or just chat with.

Some of our mentors have also provided inspirational videos that you can watch here.

Knight Foundation Grand Challenge:

We are encouraging games that focus on the problem of misinformation on climate change. 

How can your game help address misunderstanding, or even inoculate people from being misinformed about climate change and its effect on people in their community?  Whether a news game, social impact game, educational game, or just a whimsical experiment in explaining the problems of misinformation, we are offering you an opportunity to help address one of the biggest challenges facing the world today.  Those games that do this best will be eligible for additional funding to support further development and promotion; They will also be featured in our June, 4th IndieCade Horizon’s showcase and promoted through our networks in HEVGA and other non-profits around the world 

This grand challenge is supported through the generous funding of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is a call to action for some of the most creative, inspiring and engaging people in the world to make something that really matters.  Go forth and help change the world for the better. 

To qualify your game or prototype must:

Directly address a social, physiological, or educational goal related to the spread of misinformation on climate change.      

That’s it! By doing so, you not only help change the world, you’ll get support in doing so.

Events during the jam:

Niantic Lightship Workshop:

Monday April 25th 3-4PM PDT

Learn about Niantic’s Lightship platform and how to make climate games that use AR to make experiences that inspire movement, exploration, and shared experiences.

Show and tell and feedback sessions:

Tuesday April 26th 11am - 1pm PDT

Join organizers, mentors and jammers on the #🌱Climate Jam Voice channel on Discord to share your screen and get feedback on what you are working on for your jam game.

Tuesday April 26th 5p - 7p PDT

Join mentors from Life Reimagined Collaborative. Get game feedback and see their game in action! The first hour will be dedicated to jammers sharing their game and getting feedback. Check out Life Reimagined during the second hour!

Final Presentation:

We will have a final presentation of the games created at 3PM PDT on Sunday May 1, 2022. Make sure to upload a gameplay trailer/video to YouTube and send us the link to be included then join us in the Climate Jam Voice channel on Discord or follow along on https://twitch.tv/IndieCade to celebrate all of the hard work and creativity from the jam.

Judging:

Jam submissions are due at 12PM PDT on Sunday May 1, 2022. Judging will take place the following week and winners will be notified by the end of the day (Pacific time) on Monday May 9, 2022. Only games created during the timeframe of the jam will be eligible for awards; it is ok to use pre-existing assets or code as long as they are properly credited.

IndieCade's Code Of Conduct

By attending IndieCade events, you are agreeing to respect our Values and follow our Code of Conduct. If in our judgment an attendee is seen to have violated these rules, they may be warned, asked to leave, or banned from future IndieCade events.

Statement of Values

IndieCade was created to celebrate independent games and bring a diverse array of voices to a broader audience through international festivals, regional and online events. We believe gaming is for everyone. As a community, we are committed to cultivating a culture of respect, openness, and engagement by maintaining a positive environment where all creators and players feel safe and welcomed. We all stand as allies in this endeavor. While you are part of our community, ask that you join us in creating this welcoming environment by observing the following code of conduct.

Please review our entire Code of Conduct.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners:

IndieCade

Games For Our Future

EarthLab @ University of Washington

Niantic

Ronday

IGDA Climate SIG

The Knight Foundation

Update, this is open to anyone participating in the jam this year!

Join us on Earth Day 22 April 2022 at Noon Pacific on twitch.tv/indiecade for an opening presentation and panel to get the jam started.

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https://www.indiecade.com/horizons-2022-grand-challenge/

We are encouraging games that focus on the problem of misinformation on climate change. 

How can your game help address misunderstanding, or even inoculate people from being misinformed about climate change and its effect on people in their community?  Whether a news game, social impact game, educational game, or just a whimsical experiment in explaining the problems of misinformation, we are offering you an opportunity to help address one of the biggest challenges facing the world today.  Those games that do this best will be eligible for additional funding to support further development and promotionThey will also be featured in our June, 4th IndieCade Horizon’s showcase and promoted through our networks in HEVGA and other non-profits around the world 

This grand challenge is supported through the generous funding of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is a call to action for some of the most creative, inspiring and engaging people in the world to make something that really matters.  Go forth and help change the world for the better. 

To qualify your game or prototype must:

  • Directly address a social, physiological, or educational goal related to the spread of misinformation on climate change.      

That’s it! By doing so, you not only help change the world, you’ll get support in doing so.

Guidelines & Information:

  • Games do not need to be finished, they may be prototypes and/or works-in-progress. 
  • Games may be in any format. 
  • Games may be created or enhanced by joining our Climate Jam. The Climate Jam takes place online, it is world wide, and provides available mentors and feedback for climate, disinformation, and game design as well as a community of people working in this area and a structure for feedback creating something new.  
  • Games may also be created independently, as long a draft is uploaded to our itch.io by May 1st.   

Steps and Timeline:

  • May 1st – Prototypes, games, or drafts for consideration must be uploaded to the Climate Jam itch.io site by May 1st 
  • Games must be tagged “ Grand Challenge.” 
  • May 14th – First round of reviews will be announced May 14th, and are also eligible to win awards or honorary mentions in the disinformation category of the jam. If you participate you may also take part in show-and-tell and game feedback sessions on May 14th. 
  • May 16th – Not required, but If you feel passionately about your work you may continue to work on your game/ work independently or by joining our Greenlight slow jam starting May 16th. This jam is specifically structured and designed to help you move your game to the next level for funding possibilities and ultimate distribution. 

Resources and Suggestions:

 If you don’t know where to start, consider engaging with faculty who do social impact games or educational games, and/or join the International Game Developers Climate SIG and/or leverage the available online mentors that are part of the Climate Jam. Access information and use fact sheets from the following:

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You can also find people to work with on our Discord in the #sigj-looking-for-group channel.