Welcome to an unique and innovative project to bring together the talents of Actors to Coders, Writers to Game Designers and Makeup Artists to Computer Artists.
Set over the course of 2½ days based in a TV recording studio, the FMV Game Jam is to design and produce an interactive Full Motion Video story based in Pembroke Dock for mobile devices and computers, completely from scratch.
The Game Jam starts with a blank canvas - we don't know what the story is or how the game will be played.
By using your creativity and talent we can overcome this challenge and make a great game!
Know your Unreal and Unity? Or perhaps your just starting to learn C# or Java? Are you a famous Shakespearean actor on holiday in Pembrokeshire, or are you wanting to get into the show-biz?
Love games or love acting?
Everyone is important at the FMV Game Jam and will be given a role.
A promising local Detective has to solve a murder!
By interviewing, and tailing suspects in various locations in Pembroke Dock.
You only have a few days - Can you find enough evidence and testiomy to make the correct arrest?
The murder scenario was picked on PDGJ Open Day which was on the 1st July.
Sadly tracking down that diamond thief or finding poor Timmy from his kidnappers are for another time.
Part of the fun of a Game Jam is that we don't know the story until the day. We have no idea who has been murdered yet, or by who!
However you have a until the 21st of July to dream up some juicy plot details and memorable characters.
A big part of the Game Jam is getting a lot of work done in a short amount of time.
To help with this, the Game Jam is located in a fully featured TV Studio - Showboat TV. They have all the equipment and staff - ready to help out.
Using Green Screens we can accelerate the filming progress rather shooting on location. The entire team does not need to worry about the lighting or weather. Instead they can concentrate in getting good takes.
Meanwhile at Nerd Central, a wide range of technologies are perfect for Game Development; such as Unity or Unreal Game Engines.
Mobile Devices and Computers are quick enough to colour-grade, and superimpose recorded green screen video onto static or moving, without the need of time expensive editing software.
A few of the PDGameJam veterans will on hand to help out with the programming and lead the project. We've got this!
We just need you and your computer.
'What is a FMV Game?'
Planning over pizza
Game Jam Day Two
Game Jam Day Three
Show and Tell
Roughly 50 hours, but we will insist attendees go home for the night so they are fresh in the morning.
The Game Jam is run by Pembroke Dock Game Jam Ltd, a not for profit organisation based in Pembroke Dock. PDGJ is kindly assisted by Showboat Tv, and the Pembroke Dock Town Team.
This is our Fourth Game Jam.
We intend to polish it and have it published on various online App Stores for a nominal fee.
All attendees will have the their names in the credits.
We have days reserved for pickups; for recording extra footage or dialogue. The game code will be on a central repository so attendees can work from home, or we can meet up at Showboat.
Absolutely not! However, if your not camera shy, we may ask you to be an extra in a shoot or two.
Afraid not, unless they are prepared to take part in the Game Jam as much as you.