Dear Hong Kong Game Jammer,
[Urgent] GGJ HK 2020 will be held online (31 Jan to 2 Feb 2020)
Thanks a lot for joining GGJ 2020. Due to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named “2019-nCoV”), we will cancel all the physical activities on Global Game Jam. The whole GGJ HK 2020 will be held online. We encourage you to stay at home and communicate with each other by using different communication tools. A new schedule is attached. The schedule can be subject to change. For more information, please visit our Facebook Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/ggjhongkong/
Schedule for GGJHK 2020
Friday, January 31st
8 pm: Welcome, theme announcement and prize announcement on our Facebook Fans Page
Brainstorming, pitching and group forming on our Facebook Fans Page
Saturday, February 1st
11 am: Deadline for registering all projects on GGJ global site
Sunday, February 2nd
2 pm: Deadline for upload to GGJ global site and register the google form
4 pm - 6.45 pm: Project presentation and awards
You have registered or are about to register for Hong Kong’s eighth Global Game Jam event! Welcome back if you have joined us in the past! The event is organized by PolyU Computing in collaboration with Cyberport and PolyU Design.
We have recently updated the participant checklist on our blog, please see it here http://ggjhongkong.blogspot.hk/p/what-to-bring.html. If you google for 'game jam tips' you can find more good advice. In case you have questions regarding any of the points, do not hesitate to contact us through [email protected]
WHERE AND WHEN?
The game jam will take place at Function Rooms, Level 3, Core F, Cyberport 3, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.
You can find the updated breakdown for the event http://ggjhongkong.blogspot.com
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
After the theme and diversifiers of the jam are announced, there will be time for brainstorming. Participants will then get to share their ideas and form groups based on the ideas they like the most. The main goal is to bring different expertise areas together.
This is supposed to be a fun and relaxing event (although it will be pretty crazy and hectic, too!). So, let's gather in a collaborative spirit and be open to sharing our tips and comments with other groups as well. Global Game Jam is not a competition. Instead, this is a possibility to show the global community what kind of talent and potential Hong Kong has!
WHAT TO DO NOW?
We still have space for some jammers. Please tell your friends to hurry to register if they are interested. Remember, the game does not have to be a digital one - it can be a board or a card game, too!
If you are planning to stay overnight you may also want to think about bringing your own sleeping bag or blanket in order to make those long nights working on your games more comfortable.
NOTES ON LAPTOPS AND CHARGING
As our Hong Kong site grow and grows each year we have to deal with increasing electricity demand at the jam site. In order to lighten the load on the electricity supply and be a bit more environmentally friendly, we would really appreciate it if you do not keep laptops/tablets/phones etc charging constantly throughout the event and only charge them when absolutely necessary. Please consider back-up batteries instead of charge cables when you are coming to the event.
If for some reason you are not attending GGJHK after you registered, please let us know asap: [email protected]lyu.edu.hk
Twitter ggjhongkong (event hash tag #ggjhongkong2019)
Best wishes and looking forward to seeing you at the event!
Peter Ng on behalf of the GGJHK 2020 organizing team,