Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center
Saturday & Sunday
January 18 to 19, 2020
Do you like indie tabletop games? Do you like designing them, playing them and talking about them? Are you into games that explore new mechanics, new ideas and innovative design elements?
Then join us for Game Dunk Online: A game jam and tabletop game community focusing on independent and diverse developers!
Who are we?
We’re Lee and Paddy, AKA Whimsy and Metaphor, and Liberation Industries. We’re game players, game enthusiasts and approximately one and a half of us are game designers. We love indie games especially, games that do new things with old mechanics or old things with new mechanics. We also believe that the best thing about tabletop games is the cool people making them and we want to gather a community of people of all kinds who love games.
What is Game Dunk Online?
Game Dunk Online is a community gathered around an event. We’re here to talk about games, to play games, and to design games.
We’re kicking that off with a game jam in on July 11th. This will be a game design competition with a very short turnaround – we’re looking for small games that can be designed within a day or two. Once these games are submitted, we’ll select five and play them at a livestream showcase event one week after the launch.
The game jam launch will be a full day event, starting off with a launch event where we announce the game prompt for the event, and our guest designers run workshops to talk about their games and their creation process. We’ll have some digital gaming tables set up too, for people to jump in and play some games.
The livestream will run all day, with the Liberation Industries team and guests playing the five selected games. The designers of the selected games will be invited to talk about their games and we’ll have some fun events in between things!
After the event you’re invited to stick around and chat with us! There will be more jams in the future, after all, and so many interesting game ideas to explore!
What are the important dates?
11th July, 10:00am until 5:00pm (AEST): The event launch! Get the prompt for the game jam and attend workshops with our guest developers. Chat, hang out, join the video streams and get excited for a fun week to come!
13th July, midnight: Submission deadline! If you want your game considered for the livestream then you’ll need to get it in by this time.
18th July, 10:00am until 6:00pm (AEST): All day livestream! Paddy and Lee will select five games and the Liberation Industries team will playtest them live on Twitch. We’ll also be asking the designers to chat about the games and there will be other fun events too.
How to get involved
If all of this sounds like it’s your jam (pun intended and not apologised for) Great!
The community is on Discord. Just jump in and introduce yourself! Click here: https://discord.gg/74EMP24
We’re also posting announcements and further information on the Facebook and Twitter.
I have more questions!
We probably have answers! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us directly on Discord.
OK, stop talking, I’m already following those links.
You’re our favourite kind of person. We’ll see you at Game Dunk Online on Discord!