Kent State University

Jam Site Owner: 
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Jam Site Type: 
Online/Virtual Only
Primary Language: 
English
Entrance Fee: 
None
Maximum Capacity: 
75
Hours: 
Open for entire 48 hours
Event Start Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 5:30pm
Site Time Zone: 
America/New_York
Jam Site Description: 

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 surge in Ohio, this site will be held completely online. Coordination will happen on the event's Discord at https://discord.gg/D6q52bBs?event=930499098077966337 with Microsoft Teams information (used for opening/closing events) to come!

NEEDED! ARTISTS, ANIMATORS, CODERS, TESTERS, ONLINE, IN-PERSON, ANYONE!

The Animation Game Design Program invites you to join the Global Game Jam site held at Kent State University's Tuscarawas Campus. Global Game Jam is a worldwide, annual event that takes place over the course of one weekend. Participants, “Jammers,” will form teams and will be given a prompt. Jammers will use this prompt for designing and building their own game: 2D, 3D, digital, tabletop, even all of the above!

Global Game Jam is open to anyone regardless of skill level and is a good way to build a creative community. Jammers, from amateur to industry level, come together at each site location to create new exciting games and then showcase them to the world. This year's Global Game Jam site at Kent State will be open between Jan 28 - 30. Students are welcome and able to participate both virtually and in-person!

Register, and come join in the fun of making games with students as well as upcoming developers! This event will encourage jammers to challenge themselves and help drive their creativity to reach new limits. The Kent State Global Game Jam site will be a great place to learn, design, and network with individuals who are passionate about digital media, software development, and visual design.

Schedule:

Friday, Jan 28

(ALL jammers must register 24 hours in advance! - Jan 27 by 5 pm)

6:00 pm - PRE-JAM INTRO BEGINS! rules, relevant jamming info

6:30 pm - Keynote and theme video

6:45 pm - Team building time! (You may have groups chosen beforehand!

JAM!!!

Saturday, Jan 29

11:00 am - Deadline to register your game and group on the Global Game Jam website

2:00 pm - Playtest others' games via itch.io (optional - post your link in the playtest channel on Discord!)

Sunday, Jan 30

1:00 pm - Upload the final version of your game to the GGJ website

2:00 pm - Game demo presentations

3:00 pm - Free gameplay time!

The Kent State GGJ stimulates collaberation and is not a competition!

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Computers are available on-site with multiple game engines. VR equipment.
Who Can Participate: 
Students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Kent State University
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only
Facilities: 
This site recycles
This site is alcohol free / has alcohol free spaces
This site has mentors
This site welcomes jammers creating boardgames
This site welcomes jammers creating hardware games/alternative controllers