GBGJ

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: 
35
Hours: 
Open for entire 48 hours
Event Start Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 5:00pm
Site Time Zone: 
America/Chicago
Jam Site Description: 

This is our fifth time running the Global Game Jam in the Green Bay area. We are proud to be co-hosting the site with professors from UWGB! 

This game jam will feature a "sneak peak" session at UWGB where we'll show the full theme announce and have some general remarks from the organizers.  Following this we can start brainstorming before the official jam begins on Friday at Urban Hub.  The sneak peak will occur on Monday Jan 30th at 5:30pm at the Christie Theatre in the University Union on UWGB Campus.

The main event starts on Friday Feb 3rd at 5pm at Urban Hub in downtown Green Bay.  At this time we will have local speakers for the first half hour of the jam followed by an abreviated video of the jam theme.  This will be followed by an hour of final brainstorming/coordinating and then jamming all weekend (the jam site is open 24hrs a day from the time we start until the presentations).  A detailed schedule will be posted closer to the jam as we finish rounding up speakers.  Speakers will probably include local developers from Roar Studios Inc, Lost Boys Interactive and other area businesses.  We are securing pizza to be provided on Friday night and Saturday night.    

There will be a culminating "show and tell" session at 4pm on Sunday in the main area of Urban Hub.  

Troughout the jam we will be streaming jam sessions via Twitch (details pending).   In addition, we will be actively using the discord server for GBGJ! 

We will be following the Covid-19 protocols of the venue (Urban Hub Green Bay).  These protocols are set by the city of Green Bay, since this building is owned by the chamber of commerce.  Current protocols are face masks are not required for vaccinatted people and recommended for those not vaccinated.  Full details can be found here: https://greenbaywi.gov/1237/COVID-19-Resources

Sponsoring this years jam are: The Center for Gaming and Interactive Media (UWGB), The Communications/Information Science Department (UWGB), Urban Hub, Headway Studios, Gnome Games and Thawed Codebase.

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
power strips, printers, desks
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
18+ only
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 has an epi-pen
This site has a defibrillator
This site has qualified first aiders
There will be pizza!
This site has free coffee
This site recycles
This site has easily accessible public transport
This site has parking
This site has mentors
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 has auditorium space