Global Game Jam @ Cardiff

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Games Wales Game Jam #4 - GGJ17

Are you a creative games designer, artist, programmer or audio designer up for a challenge? If so, come and be part of the Global Game Jam. You will have the weekend to conceive and build a game.

Join up with over 90 countries (we had 632 Jam-sites last year) in a 48-hour mad dash to create something!

Doors will be open from 4pm on Friday evening for everyone to meet. The themes will be announced by Global Game Jam at 5pm so that the fun can begin and ending at 6pm on Sunday.

Do not come to the Jam with a team (This is GGJ policy!). Everyone will have some time to think and pitch an idea. Use this as a chance to collaborate with new friends or peers you don't know.

It doesn’t matter what tech/tools you use to develop your projects - GameMaker, Unity, Unreal, HTML5, Cardboard and cutlery, you can use whatever you want... and any type of game (including non-digital games like board, party, card games etc).

Everyone taking part will need to bring their own computers and equipment (preferably laptops). We are only able to provide power, Wi-Fi, chairs and desk space.

Games will be submitted to the Global Game Jam website on Sunday before the 3 pm deadline. Teams will then have the opportunity to present their game to everyone.

A big thank you to our sponsors:

Tramshed Tech, Games Wales and University of South Wales

About Games Wales

Games Wales is a voluntary organisation made up of people from within the games industry in Wales. Our mission is to champion and promote games-making in Wales, to support the industry here, and to make sure everyone keeps talking to each other. Games Wales holds monthly meetups, a quarterly lecture series, an annual conference and sporadic game jams.  http://gamewales.org

About Tramshed Tech:

The Tramshed is a space designed to promote collaboration between some of the finest creative businesses in Wales, focused on providing an innovative platform for a successful and supportive co-working community. Whether you are a brand-new tech start-up or a highly experienced designer - or anything in between - there is plenty of opportunity for you here in our space. http://tramshedtech.net/

About University Of South Wales

With more than 30,000 students the University of South Wales (USW) is a major player in UK higher education - one of the UK's ten biggest campus universities by student number. With campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport, the University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers. There are a vibrant set of Games courses and cognisant disciplines available to study in Cardiff. http://southwales.ac.uk/games

Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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