Farset Labs

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Entrance Fee: 
Free to Hackerspace Members; £10/20 otherwise (earlybird)
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Open for entire 48 hours
Event Start Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 5:00pm
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Jam Site Description: 

Farset Labs has hosted Northern Ireland’s only public site of the international “Global Game Jam” hackathon for the past 10 years, and after two years trapped in the metaverse, we're back in person!

The first Global Game Jam was run in 2009, and this year there are already over 500 individual Jam sites registered around the world for 2019. 

For the third year in a row, we're partnering with our friends at the NI Game Dev Network to coordinate both the inperson site but also to support anyone participating remotely

The global event involves a number of large industry sponsors, including PayPal, Unity, Sony Interactive, Microsoft, and it often acts as a stepping stone for new games developers.

There is no required skill level to take part – programmers, artists, musicians and enthusiasts are all welcome.

The theme will be announced on Monday 30th January, and previous years have seen amateurs and professionals from all over Northern Ireland come to create thought-provoking projects, and have fun while doing it.

Farset Labs and the NIGDN will be broadcasting live from our Belfast facility throughout the 48hour event (with over-night special guests to burn the midnight oil!), as well as sharing feeds from Jam sites world-wide.

Contact [email protected]setlabs.org.uk if you’d like to support spot prizes or otherwise sponsor this grassroots event
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Meals provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Laser Cutter, 3D Printers, Electronics, Projectors, Some Computers,
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Age Restrictions: 
16+ only
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