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#GiveLocalLouisville, Help LVL1 Move, May 6th ONLY!

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LVL1 is participating in GiveLocalLouisville, an event supporting donations to local non-profits with matching funds!  Help us move into our new location at The Pointe by donating $25 (or more)!  LVL1 is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible.  Your donation will be enhanced with magical local matching funds, and TODAY ONLY, all donations will be match 1:1 by an anonymous donor!

Over the 3 years we’ve been around, thousands have walked through our doors and created amazing things. Help keep that going by supporting your local hackerspace!

You can donate by following this link: https://www.givelocallouisville.org/#npo/lvl1

Here’s a form you can fill out directly, as well:

Hack-A-Day SciFi Contest

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A project that was built at LVL1 is part of a contest that H-A-D is hosting and it needs your votes.

The project submitted is Alien Operation aka Alien Autopsy. It is a life size version of Operation with a scifi twist. Here is a link to the voting page: http://hackaday.io/project/919-Alien-Operation-(aka-Alien-Autopsy).  In order to vote you will need to create a HackADay account.

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So click the link and give us your vote, so that we can continue to show all the awesome things that come from LVL1.

Ludum Dare – Game Jam 4/25th 9pm – 4/27th 11pm

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Game Dev Lou will be participating in it’s first ever Ludum Dare event and second to date Game Jam overall with many more to come!!!

The event will be held here at the LVL1 Hackerspace

Prior to the event please be sure to:

  • Create an account on Ludum Dare’s website  (Required hash tag for account creation -> #ld48)
  • Sign up to our meet up so we can get a head count HERE

There will be two kind of jams going on:

The Competition is the familiar “make a game in 48 hours solo competition” that Ludum Dare is known for. Specific details can be found below. After the competition ends, participants are given 3 weeks to play and rate games created by their peers. After those 3 weeks, winners are announced.

The Jam is the new “relaxed” Ludum Dare. It was created to make Ludum Dare even more inclusive. You can work in a team, borrow assets from your other projects, or do things that would normally be against the rules. You also get one extra day, giving you up to 72 hours to submit an entry. This is helpful for those times real life gets in the way, or for games that need just a bit more time to become something great.

Check out the rules for more info.

LVL1 is MOVING!

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The rumors are true! LVL1 is moving! This spring, we’ll be moving from our current home (814 E. Broadway), to a new building, The Pointe in Butchertown.  We’ll be moving into the basement space formerly occupied by The Alley Theater. Everyone is very excited to see what the new space will become! Right off the bat, the new space features:

  •  9000 sq. ft. of flat, level concrete floor
  • 13′ ceilings
  • Plenty of electricity
  • 3 Phase Power
  • Heat throughout
  • Windows!
  • A concrete “bunker” area, suitable for indoor welding and metalworking
  • A floor which does not flood
  • A ceiling which does not leak

Along with plenty of other perks, including being co-located with plenty of other creative Louisvillians!

We’re currently working to develop a moving plan, as well as kick off a crowdfunding campaign to help us defray some moving expenses. If you’d like to help us move, drop us a line! We’ll be posting updates to this blog, our twitter account, and our public mailing list throughout the process.  Expect a complete move-out plan sometime in the next two weeks.