What is Game Dev Day?

Game Dev Day is a hack day for people to have fun making games and virtual reality experiences in web technologies.

Get the full experience at the official Game Dev Day site.


What is a hack day?

A hack day is an event where people come together to collaborate on interesting ideas and learn new technologies. People usually organise themselves into teams, work on a project and then demo it at the end of the day. Hack days work best when there's a relaxed, open and friendly atmosphere.


Who is this event for?

Anyone who is interested in games or VR is welcome.If you can write code or draw pictures, that's a bonus!

What will I need?

• You'll need a laptop and charger. If you don't have access to a laptop let us know and we'll do our best to sort you out.

• Bring your smartphone for VR or to use as a controller.

• Also, bring a VR headset if you have one!


What technologies are we using?

We will be focussing on web technologies: HTML and Javascript.

We'll have mentors who can help with libraries such as:

• ThreeJS (3D scenes in javascript)

• AFrame (Simple VR experiences)

• Phaser (Game making framework)

We'll have beginner tutorials & example projects for these technologies, to get you started.

Feel free to try other tools and technologies, we will help wherever we can!


What does the day look like?

• 09:30 Arrive, drink coffee and eat pastries

• 10:00 Intro to the tech

• 10:15 Discuss ideas and form teams

• 10:45 Start hacking

• 13:00 Lunch break!

• 16:30 Demos

• 17:00 Finish up and head to bar/cafe for post-event celebrations


When we get set up you'll have the chance to pair up with another attendee or embark on a workshop on your own. We'll have mentors on-hand to help if you get stuck or give you suggestions on workshops you might like.


Food

We'll be providing pastries from a local patisserie, and a burrito lunch. You'll get to build your own burrito/box. We'll also have a selection of fruits and snacks, teas and coffees.


If you have any concerns about dietary requirements (or any questions whatsoever) get in touch.


I have a question

Great! You can reach out to any of the event organisers:

• Pete West (@peterjwest)

• Max Glenister (@omgmog)

• Ryan Brooks (@spikeheap)

• Ben Foxall (@benjaminbenben)

Code of Conduct

We're committed to making JSOxford events fun, interesting and accessible. As part of that and to ensure that everyone feels welcome, all attendees, sponsors, and volunteers at our events are required to agree to our Code of Conduct.