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Salt Lake City Chapter Event Report – SLC Finish Your Game Jam 2024

Utah – Salt Lake City

| 23 May 2024

Many of us have side projects that languish until we get a rare free weekend. This jam is for those hobbyist/indie game developers to bring their project and work on finishing it over the weekend.

It was held last weekend and we had about 20 participants. We gave out wristbands to help those working from home have a reminder/excuse to stay focused on the jam.

Our keynote speaker gave a great postmortem, speaking on notes like:

Manage Scope
Say “no” more
Give Clear Sample of work and make sure it meets their expectations (also lets you see how many notes/changes the client wants)
Define Feature List and process for changing it
Terms for Change Orders
Bill by time worked
Outline it really well- define the delivery as much as possible
Retain rights until final payment
Keep your client informed on progress- when reaching budget they usually call it good.

More details here: https://itch.io/jam/slc-finish-your-game-jam-2024


The Finish Your Game Jam Pledge

I solemnly swear,
To remove and not add,
To use the simplest possible fix,
To polish and not experiment,
To help others simplify,
To stick to the core design only,
And to make a backup build,
as soon as possible on Sunday,
no matter what state it is in.


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