IGDA Cincinnati Global Game Jam!

Jam Site Owner: 
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Jam Site Description: 

It's that time of the year!
Global Game Jam is right around the corner and we will be hosting this years at the University of Cincinnati!
Thats right IGDA Cincinnati has teamed up with UC to put on GGJ yet again. We have an amazing space this year and it will accomedate all our needs to put on the jam! We will be in their Teachers building\Dyer's Complex on the first floor in room 160.

If this is your first game jam or even your first global game jam event here is how it will work. During the weekend you will have 48 hours to create a game based off of a theme. No one will know the theme until the day of the event so no prior ideas can be used. At the end of the weekend you will have not only made a game you will have learned something new over the course of it's development, networked with member's in the community, and been apart of a global event where over 600 locations are all making a game off of what you know.

No specific skills are required to participate in the event. If you want to work on a game we will make it happen.

Friday - We will all meet up at 5pm on UC's campus in the game jam room, give time to people to show up. 
I will have a presentation about our sponsors, who IGDA is and what is to be expect from Global Game Jam. At the end of the presentation will be the theme for you to work with for the weekend. The rest of the time on Friday will be networking with others and brainstorming ideas for a game. 

Saturday is when the real work begins. We will start bright and early and will have the remainder of the weekend to come up with a game.

Sunday - We will be wrapping up what projects are being worked on and show off games at 5pm


Some side notes to keep in mind during the weekend.
There will be NO cover charge to attend - all are welcome
There will not be food provided at the event however we made sure that it is within walking distance to get something to eat.
You must be over the age of 18 to participate
There is a parking garage next to the building we will be working out of that is $10. There will also be another garage further away that is cheaper and street parking is free. (We will draw up a map to indicate where you can park)
Please bring your laptop\computer or any other equipment you may need to participate in the game jam. We will have a monitor (per team for demonstrations) and whiteboard space for everyone.

If you have any questions feel free to ask! Keep a look out for updates on sponsors,maps, and announcement over the next couple weeks

Check out our awesome Sponsors!
Cincinnati VR Meetup



University of Cincinnati

 

Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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