February 17, 2013

Adobe Game Jam – New York City

I’m happy to finally be able to announce Adobe Game Jam New York City. It will take place March 8th and 9th at the swanky Adobe offices in Times Square. This will be the first game jam that will allow you to build your game using either Flash or HTML5. Flash-based games must be built using Stage3D. For HTML5 games, you will need to use the CreateJS framework and create at least some of your assets using the [...]

February 11, 2013

Join me at MAX for a full-day of gaming

Yes it’s that time of year again. Actually it’s a different time this year but nonetheless, it’s time to start preparing for Adobe MAX. I’m happy to announce that I’ll be doing a full day pre-conference workshop entitled Building Games with the Adobe Gaming SDK. In it I’ll be covering all of the new tools and frameworks like Starling, Feathers, Away3D, and also profiling with Adobe Scout.

Here is the official description:

Interested in building games? Come to this lab [...]

January 20, 2013

Coming to London for the Tiga Game Jam

I’m excited that I will be coming back to the homeland to attend the TIGA GameHackDays in London. I have heard nothing but good things about these events and it will be great to be involved. I will be joined by my fellow evangelist Renaun Erickson. I think we are going to do a presentation but the primary reason for our being there is to answer any questions the hackers have about Adobe gaming technology.

The event takes place [...]

January 16, 2013

Adobe Game Jam Coming to Germany

We promised we would be doing game jams in Europe and I’m happy to announce the first one. It will take place at the Adobe office in Hamburg, Germany on February 15th and 16th. I can’t say enough good things about these game jams. They are a great way to learn a ton of stuff and also to network with other developers. Like I have said before, you do not need prior gaming experience to attend these. Register below.

November 9, 2012

The value of joining a game jam

One of things that people have been asking me is whether or not they can participate in a game jam if they have no prior game development experience. The answer is a huge yes! My eyes were really opened to the value of game jams when we put on the first official Adobe jam last month. There were folks from all types of different disciplines including developers, designers, product managers, and even musicians. All came away learning something new.

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