What the F* is
Dev Night is a once-a-week throwdown for game developers in Philly. We talk games, play games, make games, compete, collaborate, and share. Dev Night is a creative time for creative people in a creative space. Intrigued?
Every Thursday starting at 5pm, we open up the studio to the local game community. Cipher Prime Studios is located at 239 Chestnut St. in Ye Olde City. Look for the Drink Philly sign at the door and head up to the 2nd floor!
Yup! Do you make games or do anything related to creation of games? Ever wanted to make a game of your own? Join us! Programmers, artists, designers, writers, students, hobbyists, full-time devs, and board-game makers alike; if you're ever in Philly, stop by and see us at Dev Night!
Monthly 12-hr Jams
Once a month, Cipher Prime hosts a game jam during Dev Night, starting at 5pm and running until 5am. Each game jam has its own theme, which is decided upon and announced at least a week in advance. Everyone gets twelve hours to come up with a working prototype based on the theme. Completed games are then played at the following Dev Night. Everyone votes for their favorite project and the winner takes home a prize!
Upcoming Game Jams
Game Jam ( Theme TBA )January 30, 2013
Previous Game Jams
Secret Santa JamDecember 19, 2013
One Letter JamNovember 21, 2013
Friend JamOctober 10, 2013
Oasis Game JamAugust 15, 2013
1v1 Jam!July 18, 2013
Out-of-a-Hat JamJune 6, 2013
Options JamMay 2, 2013
Networking JamMarch 21, 2013
VacationFebruary 21, 2013
Dafont JamJanuary 17, 2013
Games On RailsDecember 13, 2012
F*ck This JamNovember 15, 2012
Racing GameOctober 18, 2012
- Everyone Wins (Except for people who didn't complete a game), Secret Santa Jam
- Porchlight by Andrei Marks, One Letter Jam
- No judging, Friend Jam
- Resistor by Anthony Amato & Nicole Kline, Oasis Game Jam
- Rumble Dogs by Chris Hoopes, 1v1 Jam
- Crabmando by Chris Hoopes, Out-of-a-Hat Jam
- Options Hero by Terry DiFeliciantonio, Options Jam
- No judging, Networking Jam
- No judging, Vacation Jam
- No judging, Dafont Jam
- No judging, Games On Rails Jam
- Fairies vs. Scaries by Amanda Lange, F*ck This Jam
- Bloodthirsty Valet by Moises Carreras, Racing Game Jam
In addition to monthly 12-hr Game Jams, we're now also hosting monthly Q&As with other developers, and something akin to a book club for video games.
Upcoming Game Club Selections
IncredipedeAugust 8th, 2013
Incredipede is a puzzle game about life and feet. As Quozzle the Incredipede, you'll have the ability to grow new arms and legs at will, an ability that will lead you up trees and over lava in your quest to rescue Quozzle's sisters.
Previous Dev Q&A's
Mike Bithell, Thomas Was AloneMay 23rd, 2013
Brian Provinciano, Retro City RampageApril 18th, 2013, 8:00 PM
Final Form GamesApril 4th, 2013
Dejobaan GamesFebruary 28th, 2013
Previous Game Club Selections
Monaco: What's Yours Is MineJune 20th, 2013
Thomas Was AloneMay 16, 2013
Retro City RampageApril 11th, 2013
ProteusMarch 7, 2013
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What to bring to
Cipher Prime provides the power, a WiFi connection, and the table space. We have room to fit up to about 30 people (snugly).
Because every office needs a good team building exercise. If you play, join us!
This is the bread and butter of our shop. If you're interested in learning, this is the perfect opportunity. Download the basic version from Unity's website. Don't worry if you feel like you're in over your head. Everyone here is a student. And speaking of, also check out the tutorials over at Unity3Dstudent.com.
We're loud. If you want to concentrate and find noise distracting, we recommend plugging in and tuning out.
Join us for Dev Night and we'll provide you with a weeklong temporary license for Unity Pro (renewable if you attend weekly). See you then!