The Sheep's Meow + Bloomfield College

Jam Site Owner: 
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Primary Language: 
English
Event Start Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 5:00pm
Site Time Zone: 
America/New_York
Jam Site Description: 

Welcome to the Global Game Jam 2021 — online! Our 2020 site was the largest in New Jersey with 87 jammers and 30 games. This year, we’re unrestricted by location, and anyone can join. 

The digital venue for our game jam is The Sheep’s Meow Discord server

  • #game-jams channel: for general discussion. Official announcements are pinned in that channel as well. 
  • #jam-team-forming channel: for starting or joining a team. Post here if you're looking for collaborators. 
  • #jam-resources: list of resources, feel free to suggest any to be added

 

SCHEDULE
All times listed are Eastern Time (UTC-5).

Monday, 1/25

  • 11pm - Theme reveal is available for groups that would like start working early. (Conference Room channel)

Friday, 1/29

  • 4pm - Registration
  • 5pm - Keynote & Theme (Conference Room channel)
  • 6pm - World's Fastest Icebreaker™ and Group Forming (various channels)

Saturday, 1/30

  • 10am - Breaktime (Water Cooler channel)
  • 12pm - Create user & game profiles
  • 4pm - Breaktime (Water Cooler channel)

Sunday, 1/31

  • 10am - Breaktime (Water Cooler channel)
  • 4pm - Deadline to upload games
  • 5pm - Games showcase (various channels) - we'll split up into 2-3 voice channels where teams will take turn sharing their screen for 5-10 minutes each. Detailed breakdown is posted beforehand in Discord.
  • 6pm - Closing remarks, group photo, and post-event social in our virtual space! https://gather.town/app/S9XBGdFicH2DFUoN/thesheepsmeow

 

ANTI-CRUNCH STATEMENT

The health of you and your team is the absolute top priority. 

A game jam is a short burst of creative problem-solving. It’s a fantastic mix of all disciplines and is all about learning and experimentation. The most challenging and interesting problem is the production process itself. 

How can you make a game in under 48 hours, based on a surprise theme, and with other constraints? This challenge is about lowering stakes, prototyping weird ideas, being anti-perfectionist, scoping smaller, and having a simpler development process. It’s about cutting corners cleverly, favoring elegance over complexity, reusing, borrowing, and anything else to make it easier for yourself. 

It is not about glorifying crunch, sacrificing more to work harder, sleeping less, eating any less well, or doing anything harmful. The game industry has a pervasive problem with crunch culture, and we believe game jams can be anti-crunch if you approach it with that mindset. 

This weekend, you are in control of your working conditions. Let’s be good to ourselves and our teammates. Set your boundaries and make them known. Know what your personal goals are before we begin. Have a plan for when things go wrong. Have fun and make friends.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

This is a safe and inclusive space where we respect people of all backgrounds. Please help us all be mindful of our speech and behavior. Harassment of any form is not tolerated, and in certain cases violators may be removed. If there's an issue, please let the event organizers know.

GGJ’s legal policies: http://globalgamejam.org/legal-policies

 

ORGANIZER CONTACT

GJ Lee
Discord - gj#6450
Email - [email protected]

Brian S. Chung
Discord - brian#9139
Email - [email protected]

This jam site is organized by The Sheep's Meow and the Creative Arts & Technology Division of Bloomfield College, with support from the Bloomfield College Game Dev Club and event sponsors. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact us.

Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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