NYU Game Center

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GAMES WILL BE DUE TO THE 12th FLOOR AT 4:00pm ON SUNDAY!

 

*IMPORTANT VENUE NOTE*

The NYU Game Center has moved! This year our site will be located in our new building: 370 Jay Street. We're still in Downtown Brooklyn right off the A/C/F/R at Jay Street / Metrotech. Enter the building on Jay Street next to the Marriot. 

 

NYU Game Center Jam Kick-off & Site Structure:

On Friday at 6PM, we’ll kick things off with the official GGJ keynote videos and theme announcement (the same kick-off that happens all over the world!). Following the kick-off, everyone starts to brainstorm ideas, form teams, and make games. The weekend is casually structured, and you’re welcome to work at whatever pace you like, with whomever you like, using whatever you like.

Do I need to be a game making expert to jam?

No! The jam is a great place to learn some new skills. You can start with a non-digital game, join a team on Friday evening, or take advantage of the jam tools and teach yourself something new!

The Game Center site will be open:

Friday 5PM-12AM
Saturday 9AM-12AM
Sunday 10AM-7PM
Throughout the jam, you can come and go as you please.

Our amenities:

Tons of open workspace and whiteboards.
Free wifi & power.
Non-digital prototype materials.
Tons of food and coffee nearby!

What you’ll need to bring:

Any digital hardware you’d like to use to make a game
(laptop, chargers, controllers, etc.)

Game exhibition and awards:

On Sunday at 4PM, everyone exhibits their game for all attendees to play. A team of judges (comprised of NYU Game Center faculty and local indie developers) give out a few fun awards.

I can’t attend the whole weekend! Can I come play the games on Sunday?

Yes! The showcase on Sunday is open to everyone, and you are welcome to come play what everyone cranked out over the weekend!

Entrance Fee: 
None
Hours: 
Friday 5:00pm-12:00am, Saturday 9:00am-12:00am, Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only
Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Non-digital prototyping materials, power strips, and wifi.
Maximum Capacity: 
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