Storytellers, Game Designers, Teachers, Activists, High School Students, Media Artists: Come one! Come all!
This April, people from all over the world will be creating new mobile experiences from scratch in just 50 hours using the ARIS engine. Some locations will have dozens of people participating, running workshops for new users and providing group workspace and meals, others locations will be working solo.
Everyone will have the same goal: Design, make and playtest an ARIS game in two days.
We’ve found that a few days of collaborative focused design is often better than months of design meetings. Knowing that others are focused on the same thing, and available to help you break through mental blocks can have a huge impact on your productivity! For that reason, we encourage everyone who is working with ARIS to commit to this specific time and design together.
If you want to get started with ARIS and are waiting for the time, this is it!
From the very beginning, we’ve dreamed of a world where learning games, virtual art installations and interactive narratives were available at every historic location, every museum, and every neighborhood with a story to tell (or collect). Increasingly, we have found that the act of creating these experiences provides a purpose for historical research, a space for personal and communal reflection, and fodder for lively discussion.
On April 18-20, we’d love to see 50 ARIS designs produced and made available to the public. We hope to see folks using this jam as a time to learn about mobile game design, or conduct place-based learning activities with their classes and friends. We hope storytellers and folklorists will use this time to create experiences that mingle stories with place.
Each location will be accountable for it’s own specific schedule (just click a pin on the map below for details) but these are the things everyone will be doing together.
|April 18th @ 10:00 AM CDT||Opening Webcast From ARIS Homebase in Madison, WI USA|
|April 20th @ 2:00 PM CDT||Final Tested Designs and descriptions are posted for others to play
Voting for each location’s best design
|April 20th @ 2:30 PM CDT||Awards Ceremony: 5 minute webcasts from each base camp location featuring their best design|
Click a location on the map to see schedule, contact and venue information of all the jammers!
Sharing the Experience With Others
Photos and Videos
If you are taking photos, share them on our flickr account by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org
This will send them to http://www.flickr.com/photos/academictech/
If you have your own photo sharing account, please use the tag ‘arisgames’
Use the hashtag #arisgames to share your breakthroughs!
To assist you in preparing to host a base camp, we’ve prepared a number of guides. These are docs that will be periodically updated.
More guides and tutorials at our Training and Links page.