New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Entrance Fee: 
None
Hours: 
Open for entire 48 hours
Jam Site Description: 

School of Art + Design, NJIT

GAME JAM PROGRAM 2018
ARRIVAL

Park in the NJIT parking garage. Enter Weston Hall up the ramp from Summit Street. Stop by the registration table set up on the 3rd floor of Weston Hall (the entrance level from the ramp side). Sign in, pick up packet, acquaint yourself with area (restrooms, vending machines, campus, etc.).

SCHEDULE

Friday 
4:00-5:00 PM Arrival and registration 
4:00-5:00 PM Informal mingling and networking 
5:00-5:15 PM Welcoming (David Ullman, CIO and Associate Provost, Glenn Goldman, Director, School of Art + Design) 
5:15-5:30 PM GGJ Keynote 2018 Screening 
5:30-5:40 PM Official jam kick-off, Logistics 
5:40-6:00 PM Past favorite GGJ games (Marc Sequeira, Information Technology Program) 
6:00-6:15 PM Theme Discussion (Taro Narahara, Digital Design Program)

6:15-7:00PM Snack/Food Break

7:00-7:45 PM Warm up / Brainstorming  
7:45-8:15 PM Pitches and team forming 
8:30 PM Start jamming

Saturday 
3:00 PM Deadline to set up game teams and individual IDs on GGJ web site Whole day Opportunity for reviews and discussions with a number of Art + Design and Information Technology faculty.

Sunday 
3:00 PM Deadline for the projects, the best version of their game uploaded 
3:00-4:00 Informal reviews of games and mingling: the groups show their games to each other and play each others' games while the jury panel reviews games. 
4:00 PM Presentation of the games in the auditorium. The groups present their games to the participants, describe their ambitions and answer questions. 
5:00-5:30 PM Panel Discussion, Awards, Closing Ceremony

PARKING AND CAMPUS INFO

Free parking is available at the parking deck of NJIT. Driving directions to NJIT and its parking deck are here (http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/gettingtonjit.php). Parking is marked as number 1 on the map in this link: http://www.njit.edu/about/sites/about/files/CAMPUS-MAP-2017_09_08.pdf.

The event takes place in Building 4 called Weston Hall (College of Architecture and Design). A map can be found here: http://www.njit.edu/about/sites/about/files/CAMPUS-MAP-2017_09_08.pdf

Access to the building is on the campus side through the ramp (opposite of Martin Luther King Blvd). When you enter the building from the campus side you will be on the 3rd floor. Event registration will take place in the room immediately to your right after you enter the building.
Opening presentations and the keynote will take place in the Weston Lecture Hall on the first floor. If you are arriving late Computer labs for the Game Jam are on the same floor in the section marked “School of Art and Design” in the room 236C. For overnight access (after 10 PM) outside jammer would need to contact me or one of the volunteers. There will be signage in a building to help you navigate between various rooms.

For parking use NJIT parking garage. If you plan to stay beyond 10 PM, please park your car on or above level 5. Levels 4 and below are reserved for day parking only. Parking garage has card access. If you don’t have a card, you would need to use buzzer at the gate to gain the access. Mention that you are coming for the Game Jam event. There is also possibility of parking on the adjacent streets around the campus. However, there is no overnight street parking.

Campus Maps: http://www.njit.edu/about/sites/about/files/CAMPUS-MAP-2017_09_08.pdf

Directions to NJIT Campus:http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/gettingtonjit.php

Food Options: 
Meals provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Workstation, Adobe CS6, 3DMax, Maya, Unity, Unreal Game Engine, Mudbox, and more. Our labs are equipped with Wacom Intuos tablets but gamers who want to use these should bring their own stylus.
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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