UWE Bristol #GGJ22 - @UWE_Games @UWE_Foundry @UWEBristol

Jam Site Owner: 
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Jam Site Type: 
Hybrid
Primary Language: 
English
Entrance Fee: 
None
Maximum Capacity: 
350
Hours: 
Open for entire 48 hours
Event Start Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 5:00pm
Site Time Zone: 
Europe/London
This site only accepts people near site's time zone: 
Europe/London
Jam Site Description: 

Welcome to The 'Foundry' @UWEGames Jam @UWEBristol!  

Historically one of the biggest and best FREE jam sites in the UK.

This year we are a Hybrid site, meaning the opening, social and closing events are in person on our Frenchay Campus. However there is a Jam Discord for teams to jam remotely.

Coronavirus Guidance

Despite the change in government advice we still want to encourage the use of masks when in contact with large groups of people. Please bring your own mask or use those provided in the event spaces.

We also ask that you complete a Lateral Flow Test before attending the event. You can read the UWE Guidance on Event Safety for further information.

Location / Parking

UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus:
- opening and closing events : 2D067 Lecture Theatre
- social and jam areas: The Foundry (1F007) and The Works (2FD008)

By bus: Walk up the short, steep path into UWE, in the middle of the bus rank. Walk through 3 sets of double doors and go up the stairs between the Foundry + Barbershop to the Works on arrival. 

By car: Pickup and drop-off are possible in a dedicated bay, just after the main bus rank, but parking is possible in the UWE ECC, just a short walk away. If you have the hardware, we suggest using the drop off, as Foundry / Works is only 100M from the bus rank.

Use the UWE Internal Navigation website to help with room and route finding on Frenchay Campus.

Friday Schedule

4:00 pm onwards - Earlybirds can arrive at 'The Works' (above Foundry). Grab a coffee from Core 24 or the Grill down the corridor if we're not quite done.

5:00 pm - "Find a Team" Networking 

Then teams Follow Foundry interns from Works to the GGJ Welcome + Keynotes + Theme Reveal location (Lecture Theatre 2D67).

6:00 - Global GameJam Video Keynote + Theme.

6:XX #GAMEDEV COMMENCES across Foundry / Works.

Saturday Schedule

5:00 pm - GIANT PIZZA DELIVERY - (TBC!)
(incl. vegetarian + gluten-free hopefully)

Sunday Schedule

3-5pm - Upload game to GGJ site & chill.

6 pm - Gameplay demos + audience award in the keynote theatre.

Hardware & Software

Most people prefer to BYOD (bring your own device), laptop or even desktop, but we also have some guest accounts so visitors will be able to use the 30 machines in the Works (Unity, .net, Adobe etc.)

If you want something to plug in to, rather than haul a monitor in, we also have (SOME) large displays & projectors for use.

NB: There may be high demand for these items, so if you need something specific give Andy an email and he can advise as to available resources.

Food & Drink

As this is a FREE event, we try to provide a huge delivery of Pizza on Saturday night, but we will also provide drinking fountains and plenty of fresh fruit to compensate for this!

There is a range of shops, cafes and the student union on-site (incl. Starbucks, Costa and Subway), with major supermarkets and retail parks with fast food (and healthy alternatives) within walking distance. 

Research

There has been research taking place into the GGJ over the past two years. There is not any research scheduled for this jam, but see below notice about the use of video and social media. 

Video / Twitter

Sometimes we make a short video of the event or record the final demos. If you do not wish to be in this, you can let an organiser or film crew know at any time.

We also tweet about the awesome stuff you've made!

R&R

It's healthy to take breaks. We reserve a couple of rooms for chilling out or even a quick sleep, so bring a pillow or something if you are not heading home for the night!  Please also bring additional clothes in case you get cold... It is January in the UK after all...  

*More details to follow. 

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
See Jam Site Description
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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Facilities: 
This site is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets
This site has gender neutral toilets
This site has showers available
This site has separate sleeping space
This site has a quiet space/spaces away from the main jam areas
This site has a defibrillator
This site has qualified first aiders
There will be pizza!
This site recycles
This site has 24 hour security
This site has easily accessible public transport
This site has parking
This site has a microwave
This site has refrigerator space
This site welcomes jammers creating boardgames
This site welcomes jammers creating hardware games/alternative controllers
This site provides loan equipment/computers
This site has auditorium space