2023 The Sheep's Meow (Online/Virtual only)

This is an online/virtual only site.
Jam Site Owner: 
Log in to contact gjlee
Jam Site Type: 
Online/Virtual Only
Jam Site Audience: 
GGJ
Primary Language: 
English
Entrance Fee: 
None
Hours: 
Open for entire 48 hours
Event Start Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 5:00pm
Site Time Zone: 
America/New_York
Jam Site Description: 

Welcome to the Global Game Jam 2023 — online!

Our site was the largest jam site in New Jersey in 2020, 2021, and 2022. We’re unrestricted by location, and anyone can join.

The digital venue for our game jam is The Sheep’s Meow Discord server

  • #game-jams channel: for general discussion. Official announcements are pinned in that channel as well. 
  • #jam-team-forming channel: for starting or joining a team. Post here if you're looking for collaborators. 
  • #jam-resources: list of resources, feel free to suggest any to be added

SCHEDULE

All times listed are Eastern Time (UTC-5).

Saturday, 1/28
1:30pm - Optional Early Theme reveal (Conference Room channel)

Main Schedule:

Friday, 2/3
5pm - Keynote, Theme, Icebreaker (Conference Room channel)
6pm - Group Forming / Social in our virtual space in Bramble

Saturday, 2/4
10am - Breaktime (Water Cooler channel)
12pm - Work-In-Progress Screensharing (Bramble)
4pm - Breaktime (Bramble)
6pm - Work-In-Progress Screensharing (Bramble)

Sunday, 2/5
10am - Breaktime (Water Cooler channel)
4pm - Deadline to upload games
5pm - Closing remarks, games showcase (Conference Room channel). Post-event social in our virtual space in Bramble!

ANTI-CRUNCH STATEMENT

The health of you and your team is the absolute top priority. 

A game jam is a short burst of creative problem-solving. It’s a fantastic mix of all disciplines and is all about learning and experimentation. The most challenging and interesting problem is the production process itself. 

How can you make a game in under 48 hours, based on a surprise theme, and with other constraints? This challenge is about lowering stakes, prototyping weird ideas, being anti-perfectionist, scoping smaller, and having a simpler development process. It’s about cutting corners cleverly, favoring elegance over complexity, reusing, borrowing, and anything else to make it easier for yourself. 

It is not about glorifying crunch, sacrificing more to work harder, sleeping less, eating any less well, or doing anything harmful. The game industry has a pervasive problem with crunch culture, and we believe game jams can be anti-crunch if you approach it with that mindset. 

This weekend, you are in control of your working conditions. Let’s be good to ourselves and our teammates. Set your boundaries and make them known. Know what your personal goals are before we begin. Have a plan for when things go wrong. Have fun and make friends.

CODE OF CONDUCT

This is a safe and inclusive space where we respect people of all backgrounds. Please help us all be mindful of our speech and behavior. Harassment of any form is not tolerated, and in certain cases violators may be removed. If there's an issue, please let the event organizers know.

GGJ’s legal policies: http://globalgamejam.org/legal-policies

ORGANIZER CONTACT

GJ Lee
Discord - gj#6450
Email - [email protected]

Brian S. Chung
Discord - brian#9139
Email - [email protected]

This jam site is organized by The Sheep's Meow, with support from the Creative Arts & Technology Division of Bloomfield College. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact us.

Food Options: 
Nothing available in the area. Participants must arrange their own food and drink.
Who Can Participate: 
Anyone
Age Restrictions: 
16+ only

Recently Uploaded Games

A procedurally generated dungeon crawler about cute animals and a cursed tree.