APU Games and Interactive Media

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Jam Site Owner: 
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Jam Site Type: 
In-person Only
Jam Site Audience: 
GGJ
Primary Language: 
English
Entrance Fee: 
None
Maximum Capacity: 
40
Hours: 
Open for entire 48 hours
Event Start Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 5:00pm
Site Time Zone: 
America/Los_Angeles
Jam Site Description: 

Welcome to APU's 5th Annual Global Game Jam!

We are excited to have you join us for our fifth GGJ event. Here are some highlights from our first year:

https://youtu.be/0UiUgQn00Ik

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

This is an all-access event, geared towards attendees of all levels!

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to have Brock Henderson, a 13-year game development veteran who has shipped over 25 titles on nine platforms with more than 3 million downloads and has worked with companies such as Numinous Games (That Dragon Cancer) and Soman Games (the Redwall series).

Equipment Needed

We will provide space, computers, and software, but it is recommended that you bring your own equipment for the best experience!

Since this is an online event, you will need to have a computer and software (dependent on the team and project). Typically, games are created using Unity, Unreal Engine, GB Studio, GameMaker Studio, Godot, etc. You may also use online solutions such as Twine, Bitsy, and PuzzleScript. Check out the system specs for those game engines to ensure you have an adequate computer.

Tabletop games are also an option, so if you'd rather work with a team to create a board/card/dice/etc. game, feel free! We have limited supplies that can be used for making non-digital games and are also close to several places where you can purchase more.

Food is Provided

Food and beverages are provided on-site and we are within walking distance of several local restaurants.

Other Considerations

If you are planning on staying for the entire 48 hours, you should bring a sleeping bag/blankets, a pillow, a floor mat, toiletries, etc. We have space for you to sleep, but it will be on the floor. There is access to restrooms, but no shower options.

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Food Options: 
Meals provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
PCs, consoles, VR, Unity, UE4/5, GB Studio, LOVE, Godot, board game supplies, etc.
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
16+ (under 16 allowed with guardian)
Facilities: 
This site is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets
This site has a quiet space/spaces away from the main jam areas
This site provides vegetarian food options
This site provides vegan food options
This site provides Kosher food options
This site provides Halal food options
This site offers gluten free food options
There will be pizza!
This site has free coffee
This site recycles
This site is alcohol free / has alcohol free spaces
This site has 24 hour security
This site has easily accessible public transport
This site has parking
This site has mentors
This is a non smoking site
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