SASE, Booz Allen, and Unity are teaming up for a virtual event designed to:

  • Teach you the Unity editor basics as a digital blank canvas for creation and expression
  • Explore diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues
  • Learn to create immersive experiences and prepare for the final challenge on 2-3 October, 2021 - a game jam around the theme "Perspectives of Color"


The top three submissions will receive cash prizes and have their work showcased during the 2021 SASE National Conference.

Teams of 2 - 5 will have 24 hours to develop their submissions along one of two themes:

APIDA Story: How can we as an APIDA community share our stories and bring awareness to the challenges we face?

APIDA Allyship: Given the complexity of our community, how do we become better allies and communicate that allyship within and outside?

• Game jams are events that bring people together from diverse backgrounds to create playable games in a short timeframe.

• The SASE Game Jam Summer Learning path is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all skill levels.

• Meet people, build teams on the fly, and explore social justice using immersive & videogaming technology!

All are welcome!
Register if you are interested in any of the following:

  • Learning more about Game Jam
  • Participating in the summer learning path or webinars
  • Competing in the Game Jam on October 2-3

Register Here



Join our summer learning path to prepare for the October game jam



Develop tech skills from experts - including the lead game developer of the Metroid Prime Series



DEI storytelling webinar with Don Young - Executive Producer of the Peabody award-winning PBS series 'Asian Americans'



Complete activities and earn points to become the 1 winner of an Alienware laptop; giveaway on September 16



Gain on-going mentorship and instructions for build submissions



Compete in teams of 2 - 5 for prizes on October 2-3

First Place: $3000
Second Place: $1500
Third Place: $1000

SCHEDULE

SELF-PACED

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Molding AAPI Consciousness
Join Kent Tong from OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates as he discusses race, identity, and advocating for the AAPI community.

LIVE WEBINAR

Video Gaming Industry

Mike Wikan
July 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

This launch event will feature Mike Wikan, the award-winning previous Senior Game Designer of Retro Studios, current Creative Director at Booz Allen, and the designer of a host of games including the Metroid Prime series, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Tropical Freezes. During this webinar you’ll get the chance to hear directly from an expert on the video gaming industry, where Mike share his experiences as a leader in game development and his insights on the future landscape of the industry.

SELF-PACED

Video Game Bootcamp

Foundations of Programming in Unity

SELF-PACED

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Allyship
Highlighting the experiences of 4 APIA Scholars and Alumni, this conversation focuses on how they have worked across Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities to build connection and solidarity. These students and young professionals describe what allyship or co-conspiratorship means to them, their motivations and inspirations in this work and how to move forward together.

LIVE WEBINAR

Beginner's Guide to Making Your Own Assets + Unity Asset Store

August 5 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

SELF-PACED

Video Game Bootcamp

Foundations of Real-Time 2D

SELF-PACED

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Asian Americans (PBS)

LIVE WEBINAR

DEI Session: Storytelling

August 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

SELF-PACED

Video Game Bootcamp

Foundations of Real-Time Audio

LIVE WEBINAR

Rapid Prototyping Process and Pipeline + Starter Projects

September 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

LIVE WEBINAR

Challenge Review

September 30 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET



PARTNERS

Boeing

Booz Allen Hamilton

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The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Unity