North Texas Game Jam

Jam Site Owner: 
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Jam Site Type: 
Hybrid
Primary Language: 
English
Entrance Fee: 
None
Maximum Capacity: 
100
Hours: 
Friday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Saturday 7:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Event Start Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 5:00pm
Site Time Zone: 
America/Chicago
Jam Site Description: 

We are meeting in a new place this year!!!! Please check the address above and the links below for maps to get to the IT Center on the Frisco Campus of Collin College.

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Friday Evening will be a Start Meeting held in PFIT-116

After introductions and orientation to the space, we will watch the keynote and the theme announcment (for those who long for "the good old days.") The theme for this years Global Game Jam was announced on January 20th, so go view it already!

https://globalgamejam.org/news/theme-ggj-2022

We have access to most of the first floor of the IT Center, including common areas, conference rooms, and labs open for theme brainstorming before game pitches.

During the game pitches, we will write each idea on the whiteboards in 116 and then everyone can join the teams with the ideas they find interesting. Please allow others to join your team if they sign up under your game pitch since the game jam is a good way to meet new people and network. Each team should have a producer, responsible for creating the team and uploading the game and its assets to the GGJ website.

We ask that everyone participating register on the GGJ site (here) and you will be asked to confirm your registration on-site when you arrive.

We have access to most labs on the first floor, with the exception of some labs where classes are being held. We will have a GameJam access schedule and also schedules on lab doors -- please do not disturb ongoing classes! There are conference rooms in the PFIT-108 digital commons area. Restrooms are close-by and there is a water faucet for refilling water bottles.

Food and drink are not allowed at computer workstations but are allowed at tables and in conference rooms. Drinks are allowed in closable containers. Garbage should be thrown into hallway receptacles (no food in labs/classroom trash cans).

We will jam all day Saturday! Currently, meals are on your own and there are plenty of restaurants nearby, especially along Preston Rd. We welcome sponsorships for meals from interested companies.

We will present our games in the afternoon on Sunday.

Then, we will take our traditional picture by the stairs!

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Friday, January 28th, 2022

4:45 PM - Start Meeting: Introductions, Space Orientation, Keynote
5:00 PM - Theme announced
7:30 PM  -Game Pitches and Team Sign-up
11:00 PM - IT Center closes

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

7:00 AM - IT Center Opens
Noon - All teams registered on GGJ site with members added
11:00 PM - IT Center Closes

Sunday, January 28th, 2022

9:00 AM -  IT Center opens
2:45 PM - All Games uploaded to GGJ website & playable presentation computer
3:00 PM - Finished Game Presentation
5:00 PM - event wrap-up and Group Photo by the stairs!

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Collin College Frisco Campus
https://www.collin.edu/campuses/prestonridge/index.html
 

Campus Map
https://www.collin.edu/campuses/prestonridge/2021Frisco_CampusMapHorz.pdf

Discord Channel For Virtual Participants https://discord.gg/thPTmBxA

Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89053720586?pwd=aHFLdGNvbXJpT0dlTi8wMUI0SHEyUT09

The IT Center is located at the North (Top) of the map, with plenty of parking nearby. The Parking Garage may close when the building closes (11 PM), so do not park there if you plan to stay late!
 

Food Options: 
Access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity.
Available Tools or Technology: 
PC, Mac Workstations, Unity, Adobe Suite, Cameras, Wacom Tablets
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

Recently Uploaded Games

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Facilities: 
This site is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets
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This is a non smoking site
This site welcomes jammers creating boardgames
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