2-week Audio Game Jam All About Music and Audio Tool Learning #MusicMonday
AGJam game jam is like other game jams in most ways: make a game in a short period of time with a bunch of other folks. It’s different in that it’s online, free, and all about making games around an audio mechanic. Here’s more from CDM:
“Game jams” are informal hackathons allowing designers and developers to explore new ideas. And historically, it’s sometimes been the ones with sound and music elements that have wound up most interesting. Gaming and electronic music have a natural affinity for one another, it seems – and computer music and electronic games have really grown up and invented ideas alongside one another since the start.
What’s cool about AGJam is, it tackles a range of possible issues around gaming and sound. You can leave with a game, but also with some new skills. And it’s one of those rare activities happening online in a virtual form that’s worth joining – one that could still give you some fodder for that far-off, beautiful day when we’re back to in-person events.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.