Events

Saturday September 15, 2012
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

The Klik of the Month Klub meets right here on this very website on the third Saturday of every month at 4pm Pacific Time (taking daylight savings into consideration) for a two hour Klik & Play Showdown. Everyone who participates gets two hours to create something from scratch in Klik & Play. Abusing the stock objects is encouraged. If you really loathe Klik & Play you can use whatever game development platform you want. Two hours is a pretty tight time limit, though, so choose wisely!

Klik & Play is absolutely free to download, and learning it takes minutes, so everyone can get in on the action.

Want to talk to your fellow Klikwreckers? Join us on IRC -- server irc.freenode.net, channel #glorioustrainwrecks. We've also got a Mumble voice chat server -- just connect to glorioustrainwrecks.com using Mumble and you can talk to us like real human beings! Join the mayhem!

After you've made your game, you should upload it here!

For more information, check out the KotM N00B FAQ.

Sign up using the "Sign Up" tab above if you want to get reminded by email the day before the klikkening begins!

Wednesday September 19, 2012
Start: 3:00 pm
Start: 09/19/2012 - 15:00
End: 09/20/2012 - 00:00

ARR ME HEARTIES, IT BE INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY TODAY
LET US MAKE MANY TALES (i.e. games) ABOUT HOW WE FOUGHT THE GIANT WHALE IN THE MIDDLE OF A STORM AND HOW WE DRUNK MUCH RUM AFTERWARD
YE MAY USE WHATEVER TOOL YOU LIKE BE IT KLIK OR LOVE IT DOES NOT MATTER TO ME

FEEL THE STRONG WAVES OF HEAT FROM IN YOUR PANTALOONS, SWAB THE DECKS AND THEN GET MAKING!

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theres two rules
1. you can use whatever the fuck you want to make it and it can be one screen/really short if you want
2. it must be related to the sea/rum/sea shanties in some way

Thursday September 20, 2012
End: 12:00 am
Start: 09/19/2012 - 15:00
End: 09/20/2012 - 00:00

ARR ME HEARTIES, IT BE INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY TODAY
LET US MAKE MANY TALES (i.e. games) ABOUT HOW WE FOUGHT THE GIANT WHALE IN THE MIDDLE OF A STORM AND HOW WE DRUNK MUCH RUM AFTERWARD
YE MAY USE WHATEVER TOOL YOU LIKE BE IT KLIK OR LOVE IT DOES NOT MATTER TO ME

FEEL THE STRONG WAVES OF HEAT FROM IN YOUR PANTALOONS, SWAB THE DECKS AND THEN GET MAKING!

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theres two rules
1. you can use whatever the fuck you want to make it and it can be one screen/really short if you want
2. it must be related to the sea/rum/sea shanties in some way

Wednesday September 26, 2012
Start: 6:00 pm
Start: 09/26/2012 - 18:00
End: 09/30/2012 - 18:00

Games... The Final Frontier....

These are the voyages of the website Glorious Trainwrecks....

It's continuing mission....

To seek out new ways to make ridiculous games....

To explore strange new designs....

And to boldly go where no game creator has gone before....

SO YES THE THIRD NAME GENERATOR EVENTS BEGINS SOON BECAUSE TIMEZONE LOTTERY KLIK JAM IS TAKING TOO LONG

Upload a game HERE!.

also #BARS

Thursday September 27, 2012
(all day)
Start: 09/26/2012 - 18:00
End: 09/30/2012 - 18:00

Games... The Final Frontier....

These are the voyages of the website Glorious Trainwrecks....

It's continuing mission....

To seek out new ways to make ridiculous games....

To explore strange new designs....

And to boldly go where no game creator has gone before....

SO YES THE THIRD NAME GENERATOR EVENTS BEGINS SOON BECAUSE TIMEZONE LOTTERY KLIK JAM IS TAKING TOO LONG

Upload a game HERE!.

also #BARS

Friday September 28, 2012
(all day)
Start: 09/26/2012 - 18:00
End: 09/30/2012 - 18:00

Games... The Final Frontier....

These are the voyages of the website Glorious Trainwrecks....

It's continuing mission....

To seek out new ways to make ridiculous games....

To explore strange new designs....

And to boldly go where no game creator has gone before....

SO YES THE THIRD NAME GENERATOR EVENTS BEGINS SOON BECAUSE TIMEZONE LOTTERY KLIK JAM IS TAKING TOO LONG

Upload a game HERE!.

also #BARS

Saturday September 29, 2012
(all day)
Start: 09/26/2012 - 18:00
End: 09/30/2012 - 18:00

Games... The Final Frontier....

These are the voyages of the website Glorious Trainwrecks....

It's continuing mission....

To seek out new ways to make ridiculous games....

To explore strange new designs....

And to boldly go where no game creator has gone before....

SO YES THE THIRD NAME GENERATOR EVENTS BEGINS SOON BECAUSE TIMEZONE LOTTERY KLIK JAM IS TAKING TOO LONG

Upload a game HERE!.

also #BARS

Sunday September 30, 2012
End: 6:00 pm
Start: 09/26/2012 - 18:00
End: 09/30/2012 - 18:00

Games... The Final Frontier....

These are the voyages of the website Glorious Trainwrecks....

It's continuing mission....

To seek out new ways to make ridiculous games....

To explore strange new designs....

And to boldly go where no game creator has gone before....

SO YES THE THIRD NAME GENERATOR EVENTS BEGINS SOON BECAUSE TIMEZONE LOTTERY KLIK JAM IS TAKING TOO LONG

Upload a game HERE!.

also #BARS

Sunday October 7, 2012
Start: 4:00 am
End: 6:00 am

The time is right... for making videogames! The Timezone Lottery Klik Jam happens on the first Saturday of every month, at a time chosen randomly by our top-of-the-line numerical hour-choosing machines. This month, it takes place at 4:00 am UTC. Whenever that time rolls around for you, you have two hours to make a game!

How can I possibly make a game in that short a timespan, you gasp? There are many game-making tools available, but the most ludicrous and welcoming of all is Klik & Play. If you want to give K&P a shot, we have a Learning KNP FAQ available, as well as some advice on making it work on modern machines.

Making games is its own reward, but it can be much, much more rewarding when you're doing it with friends. To get the most out of this worldwide internet game jam, come talk with everyone on IRC. It's a great way to share this awesome experience, and get quick help when things aren't going right. Our server is irc.freenode.net, and our channel is #glorioustrainwrecks.

After you've made your game, upload it here!

For more information, check out the N00B FAQ.

Sign up below to get a reminder email the day before the jam!

Saturday October 13, 2012
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Great scot! Well, if it isn't time for yet another Themed Trainwreck Somedays! I do believe it will be happening the thirteenth of October from 4 to 6pm (GMT -7)!

Now, you're probably wondering what all this is about, then? Well I believe this is what they refer to as a "game jam," for you see, it is about making games! Oh, but you shouldn't just be making any old game! Oh, no no no no! That would be absent-minded! No, you must create a game that suits the theme, and that theme is... let's see here... *ahem* "Inventions/Technology!"

Perhaps now you are looking for some inspiration? Have you taken a look at any of Leonardo da Vinci's many inventions? How about Rube Goldberg's contraptions, now? Maybe you should take a look around the house? I assure you, there is inspiration to be found in all sorts of places!

You don't need to be a rocket scientist in order to make games! Why not try Klik & Play on for size? Special instructions on usage are supplied here, and if you find the tool unwieldy to use, try selecting a different game-making apparatus off of this shelf, here? Oh, and let's not forget that do-hickey they refer to as "chat"! They say it's the best thing since the invention of the telephone!

Once you are finished, you may submit your wondrous inventions by clicking here with your computer mouse! Oh, speaking of, that mouse of yours has all kinds of bells and whistles in it! You know, balls and dials and all sorts of spinning things! They say that in the future, computer mice will even be powered by lasers! Brilliant, I say!

(OOC: Thought I'd try something a little bit different this time. Previous TTS events sort of dictated the game genre, but this time the focus is more thematic. Still, I suppose you could use the theme as the basis of your game's genre and create something sort of like "The Incredible Machine". That's up to you. The "Technology" portion of the theme is sort of a catch-all for people who might have difficulty coming up with something that fits "Inventions".)

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