Guildford - The Surrey Technology Centre

Jam Site Owner: 
Log in to contact Lana Zgombić
Jam Site Description: 

Following last year’s success, turnout, and our desire to bring our community closer it’s my pleasure to announce that Guildford will once again be a GGJ host site! The location will be held at The Surrey Technology Center (just like last year) in the Surrey Research Park.

Just like last year the Jam starts on Friday and will stretch until Sunday. We will receive the Jam theme at 5pm and will not be allowed to post it publically until the last jam location gets it (Hawaii) at their 5pm local time. (FYI previous themes can be found here: http://globalgamejam.org/history)

The games will have to be uploaded on Sunday by 4pm and for technical issues it’s advised to start the upload at 3pm (If there are any changes you will be notified during the jam.)

The facilities will be open the entire 48hrs UNLESS Liam or myself are not there to supervise. But we'll be there.

The WiFi will be available throughout the jam but we suggest you download all the necessary software or tools you will need ahead of time.

There will be some photography at the jam so if you're uncomfortable with that do let me know.

Please note that due to the GGJ’s new age policy we must restrict the jam to 18+ only. More information here: http://globalgamejam.org/news/word-about-our-new-age-policy

 

Getting to Surrey Research Park/Technology Center

Car - From London on A3 and M25 (J10) (travelling south)

  1. Exit the A3 where sign posted to The University of Surrey, The Cathedral, The Hospital and The Research Park (do not take earlier exits signed to Guildford).
  2. Take the third exit off the Cathedral roundabout. Drive through the underpass, below A3.
  3. Go across the first roundabout and through the traffic light controlled crossroads.  This will bring you onto Gill Avenue (Hospital on your right).
  4. At the top of Gill Avenue you come onto The Surrey Research Park.
  5. Take the 3rd exit and the first building to the right is the venue.

Car - From Portsmouth on A3 (travelling North)

  1. Exit A3 where sign posted to The University of Surrey, The Cathedral, The Hospital and The Research Park.
  2. Take the second exit off the roundabout at the end of slip road.
  3. Go across the first roundabout and through the traffic light controlled crossroads.  This will bring you onto Gill Avenue (Hospital on your right).
  4. At the top of Gill Avenue you come onto The Surrey Research Park
  5. Take the 3rd exit and the first building to the right is the venue

Bus

For details of buses and trains serving the University of Surrey, The Royal Surrey County Hospital, The Surrey Research Park and Manor Park please visit the Arriva web site: www.arrivabus.co.uk or www.trainline.com

Train

  • Guildford is on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour line, which has an excellent service.
  • There are four fast trains per hour to and from London Waterloo
  • Once at Guildford Station, take either a taxi - these are usually parked outside the front entrance - or use the bus service. Some travel to the Park itself, others to the Hospital, from where it is a short walk to the Park.

Parking

Free parking during the weekend around the venue.

 

Food & Drink

Hot (caffeinated) beverages kindly provided by our MAIN Sponsor Moji Works!

They’re a brand new studio in Guildford! With Lionhead as their background the founders of Moji Works started the company that became Zynga UK, and are working on games for messaging services like iMessage and Facebook Messenger. Their investors include some of the people behind Supercell. Oh, and they’re hiring!

Available resources

http://globalgamejam.org/jammer-resources

 

Stuff to bring

Essential (also depending on what you work with)

  • Laptop
  • Mouse
  • Tablet
  • Cintiq or graphic tablet
  • Keyboard
  • Charger
  • VR kit

Optional

  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Towel
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant (please <3)

 

WiFi

Available at location

 

Social Media

Website: http://globalgamejam.org/

GGJ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalGameJam/

GGJ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalgamejam

Guildford Game Jammers Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486374098214833/

Twitter: @globalgamejam

Official Twitter Hashtag: #GGJ17

 

GGJ FAQ

http://globalgamejam.org/faq

 

IMPORTANT

Please note that by attending GGJ you are expected to uphold to a certain Code of Conduct: http://globalgamejam.org/legal-policies

 

Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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