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Create-a-thon with Real-Time Graphics Club

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SAT. MAY 19 // 9:30 AM - 8 PM

Do you like making things? Come build a game in eight hours! Video game makers and interactive artists of all experience levels are invited to sign up to make something in a day. Food, snacks, and encouragement provided for creators to start and finish a project.

A Vive Virtual Reality headset is available for development and the venue has computers for participants to use if they need one. At the end of the event, teams will be selected for an Organizers Choice prize and a Participants Choice prize.

Recommended experience level: Anyone who has used a game engine (like Unity or Unreal Engine), either for 3D art, animation, or coding. Newbies who want take time to dive into learning a topic are welcome!

Thanks to Inland Northwest Technologists for sponsoring prizes and more!

ABOUT REAL-TIME GRAPHICS CLUB // Real-Time Graphics Club aims to connect anyone interested in game development, interactive art, and virtual reality / augmented reality / mixed reality. We strive to build a community of makers that share techniques, resources, and knowledge related to real-time graphics development and design. Connect with us on facebook and pages.



Do I need to have a project idea to participate? Do I have to make a game?
No! You can collaborate on a project idea someone pitches whether its game, art, or Virtual Reality experience — or use a prompt the organizers provide.

Do I need to know how to code?
No. Artists and designers are welcome to build something in Unity with a non-coding interface for VR. Or artists can collaborate with others.

Can I make a Virtual Reality project? 
Yes! There will be at least two HTC Vive headset for participants to share for development. 

Can I continue working on a game or other graphics project that I have already started?
Sort of. The goal is to go from start to finish with a concept. If you have a pieces of a project started, that's just fine, but a long giant project you're in the middle of doesn't work for this format.

Do I need my own computer? 
Nope! Spark Central has computers available. But, you are welcome to bring your own, even if it's a desktop. If you bring your own computer, you can get a head start and save some time by pre-installing Unity or Unreal and poking around in it ahead of time.