The second edition of PixelJam will again take place as part of Notacon, at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Cleveland. Competitions and rules have been posted on their website. Most compos will take remote entries. PixelJam is teaming up with criticalartware to present two new compos: glitch/artware, and “newGame++” (a sort of meta-compo). There will be a regular video game compo as well. Demo and music competitions will accommodate all platforms, old and new. A large and distinct PixelJam lounge space is available all weekend, with a 1080p projector and high end audio. Registration can be done through Notacon, as signing up for one event lets you participate in the other.
pixelj.am – event website
More cool prizes, and good old cash, have been added to the competitions at PixelJam this year.Â ThinkGeek, Nerds Nook, and RobertB/FCUG are among the new sponsors.Â They do take remote entries, but entrants need to be present to collect!Â You have just over two weeks left to finish up an entry, so check out the general compo rules and list of prizes soon.Â
Pardon for the late notice, but today (Feb 11) is the last day for the $75 pre-registration rate for Notacon 8/Pixeljam 2011. After today it goes up to $100. Sign up at http://notacon.org/prereg.html.. I just did. They’ve also added a presentation about the Scanimate – analog graphics are cool.
PixelJam is North Americaâ€™s newest demoparty, following the tradition started with Blockparty at Notacon. With the departure of Blockparty (moving to the west coast and later in 2011), they want a fresh approach to having a demoparty in conjunction with the Notacon event.
PixelJam will feature a total of 9 compos ranging from music to animation to traditional demos. Notacon itself has pledged over $1,500 in total prize money, with more prizes to be announced as they secure sponsorship deals. They are also dedicating 2,500 square feet of conference space to a coding lounge and projection space.
More news coming soon…