Life is a Game

Can you hang with some of the biggest established & emerging names in mobile & social gaming? Bring it!

Jam with us for a weekend of coding, gaming and good times. Show us your vision for “Life as a Game” and compete to win over $25,000 in prizes.

Life is a Game San Francisco – Oct 13th and 14th

Are you ready to create a game in one weekend? You'll meet awesome new people, test your coding skills and hear from some of the most recognized names in the game industry, including:

Liam Don – Co-founder & CTO at Class Dojo winner of NBC’s Education Nation for most innovative EdTech company in the country. Bringing gaming to education.

Jason Citron – Founder and CEO of Phoenix Guild, Founder and CEO of OpenFeint, Entrepreneur at YouWeb.  

Amitt Mahajan – Founder of Red Hot Labs, Angel Investor, and Former CTO of Zynga Japan and Co-creator & lead developer of “Villes” including FarmVille, CityVille & Treasure Island.

Sunny Dhillon – Signia Venture Partners, investors in Playdom, Funzio, Red Robot Labs, Idle Games & Artillery Games.

Roger Dickey – Founder & GM of Mafia Wars & FishVille. Angel investor in Facebook, Zynga, Addepar & Class Dojo and many more. 

Peter Hawley – Co founder and Chief Product Office at Red Robot. Video Game developer of 15 years, former exec at EA, Sony and Lionhead.

Chris Farmer – Partner with General Catalyst Partners and lead investor in Game Closure, Artillery Games, Red Hot Labs, Class Dojo, Launchpad Toys & Phoenix Guild. 


How does it work?

Teams of 4-6 will make games around a central theme announced onsite. You can bring a team with you or form a team during pitches. You just need to bring your ideas and your own technology, we'll provide prizes, meals, snacks and drinks. There will be office space available if you want to crash or you can go home for the night, it's up to you. 


Judges comprised of investors & fellow gaming entrepreneurs will chose winning teams based on the viability of their idea, innovativeness of the technology they’ve put in and overall execution.

Prizes for:

Judges Award

Audience Award

The Oddball



Saturday, Oct 13th 

9:00am - 9:30am: Check in

9:30am - 9:45am: Opening remarks from Roger Dickey

9:45am Theme announced

10:00am - 11:30am: Pitches and team forming

11:00pm Doors are locked for the night

Rest of Saturday: Hack some games!

Sunday, Oct 14th

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Wrap up and prepare presentations

3:00pm - 3:45pm: Team presentations

4:15pm - 5:00pm: Winners announced!

Hosted By:

Class Dojo


Artillery Games

Red Hot Labs 

Phoenix Guild

Red Robot Labs

Signia Venture Partners

General Catalyst Partners

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