New year, new you, new games! Kick off this upcoming semester by joining us January 26th-28th for Sheridan’s very own Global Game Jam 2018. We would like to thank Ubisoft Toronto and Unity as our door prize sponsors, Brock University and McMaster University Communication Studies and Multimedia Department as our educational partners, as well as the Sheridan SSU. This is going to be a fun-filled GGJ, full of food, door prizes, and jamming with friends!
The event is open to anyone, no previous game development experience is necessary! So if you've wanted to make a game with friends from another program, classmates, or your grandma, NOW IS THE TIME! Don’t have a team ready? Don’t worry about it - we’ve scheduled time in for team building, use this opportunity to meet new friends and work with different people!
In classic game jam style we'll be jamming together in the same space, we have the open tables and study rooms in the Learning Commons booked for our exclusive use. Make sure you bring your own equipment. In addition, we’ll also be providing FREE MEALS this year on Saturday and Sunday!
Sign up for it NOW to secure your spot: https://globalgamejam.org/2018/jam-sites/sheridan-college
The jam theme for this year will be announced at 5pm on Friday (26th), so aim to be there a bit early. Hope to see you all there!
The Sheridan Game Design Society
Please see the following guidelines regarding the use of the Global Game Jam logo and related recommendations: https://globalgamejam.org/media
Help us celebrate for our 10th anniversary
"Meet the Jammer - Introduce yourselves using our handy template (or make up your own!), and post it to Twitter with #MeetTheJammer
GGJ Cake - Bake a traditional birthday cake, some cupcakes or something savory and bring it along to your site to share! Make sure you take a picture, and post it up on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #GGJCake.
GGJ Dare - In celebration of the 10th Global Game Jam, we ask you to come up with challenges for jammers around the world. We will be selecting some tweets from jammers tagged with #GGJDare that you can choose to take on. Be Brave!
10 Year Celebration Pin - Of course what event would be complete without a celebratory pin badge. We have has some special limited edition pins created to celebrate. You can get your hands one one from our new official GGJ Store at https://global-game-jam.myshopify.com"
For more information, see: https://globalgamejam.org/news/ggj-10th-anniversary
In the spirit of good health and fun, we encourage you to jam all day, and rest all night at home. Getting a good night sleep will help you stay sharp during the jam. Sheridan College Security does not allow people to sleep in the library or anywhere on campus. No tents or sleeping bags would allowed either. Seriously, get a good night sleep and freshen up at home.
Please note the following policies:
No person may participate in a Global Game Jam event® unless they have reached 18 years of age or the age of majority (e.g. are legal adults) in the country of participation (whichever is younger). As an example, participants attending a GGJ site in Scotland or Cuba, must be 16 years of age or older to participate as that is the age of majority, while participants that join a site in the United States, New Zealand or Japan must be 18+ to attend.
The only exception to his rule, is if the minor is accompanied by a legal guardian at all times while attending the jam.
The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) focuses on bringing communities together through collaboration, innovation and experimentation and our website engages that spirit. No sexism, racism, discrimination or any kind of exclusion will be tolerated in association with the GGJ and we reserve the right to refuse and/or remove content based on our principles. We encourage inclusive and welcoming environments in all our locations. We encourage a free and open activity where creativity should know no censorship and we hope all participants will exercise their creative freedoms. We take pride in our jammers and organizers, but the Global Game Jam Inc. is not liable for anyone's specific views and opinions.
Code of Conduct
The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) focuses on bringing communities together through collaboration, innovation, and experimentation and our website engages that spirit. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
This code of conduct outlines our guidelines for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all those who participate in GGJ to help us maintain these guidelines and create safe and positive experiences for everyone. If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, please let us know through our GGJ Feedback Form!
We wish for GGJ participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions, attempt collaboration before conflict, and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. We also expect the same consideration and respect to be applied to games and content created during GGJ events.
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders and site organizers immediately if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our site locations or online community, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business. Community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, or religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
For more details, see: https://globalgamejam.org/code-conduct-legal-policies
We express our appreciation to the Sheridan College Global Game Jam sponsors Ubisoft Toronto, Unity 3D, the Sheridan Faculty of Animation, Art and Design, the Sheridan Student Union, and our educational partners, Brock University and McMaster University Communication Studies and Multimedia Department.
Read about the Global Game Jam sponsors and special offers for jammers at http://mailchi.mp/globalgamejam/global-game-jam-2018-jammers-get-ready-292237?e=e0cf233d84