Glasgow Caledonian University GGJ24 announcements

Schedule

Submitted by Hamid Homatash on

Hi All!

Look forward to seeing you all and thought we would give an overview of the schedule across the weekend which is below. Please note you are free to come and go as needed during the event, so you do not have to take part in the activities. Generally, and if possible, the best experience will be had if you can come to the venue for a decent amount of time each day. The minimum recommendation would be something like 16:30-21:00 on Friday, 13:00-21:00 on Saturday, and 13:00-19:00, this will allow you to have a good experience with everyone, chatting to others and taking part in the activities. The venue will be open the full 48-hours, but we do recommend you rest and sleep and look after yourself. The schedule at GCU is as follows:

Friday 26th January

  • 16:00 entry and registration start.
    Please do not come earlier than this as things will still be getting setup. If you can come at 16:30 onwards this will allow you to settle in where we are hosted but don’t worry if you cannot get here for this time, registration will continue for all Friday evening.
  • 17:30-18:00 Global Game Jam Start!
    Official start to the event with Theme reveal, Game Jam tips and venue safety briefing. Immediately after this team formation will happen for those seeking to find a team to work with
  • 18:00-20:00 Pizza Time!
    Free pizza and a soft drink will be offered during this time in the Reunion Bar and Grill area. Gluten free and vegan options available on request.
  • 20:00-21:00 Game Tournament 1
    Chance to play a game a win an Amazon gift voucher (game will be revealed on the day – it will be quick to play)
  • 21:00 Create Game Project on Global Game Jam Website
    To be able to upload your game at the end of the event you need to have one person in your team create a game project on the Global Game Jam website. You can do this using this guide. It is essential that all teammates are registered to our venue so they can then be linked to this project using their Global Game Jam usernames.

Saturday 27th January

  • 14:00-15:00 Game Tournament 2
    Chance to play a game a win an Amazon gift voucher (game will be revealed on the day – it will be quick to play)
  • 18:00-20:00 Pizza Time!
    Free pizza and a soft drink will be offered during this time in the Reunion Bar and Grill area. Gluten free and vegan options available on request.
  • 20:00-20:30 Game Quiz
    Test your knowledge about how much you know about games and have a chance to win an Amazon gift voucher.

Sunday 28th January

  • 14:00-15:00 Game Tournament 3
    Chance to play a game a win an Amazon gift voucher (game will be revealed on the day – it will be quick to play)
  • 16:00-17:30 Submit and upload Game
    You need to upload your game to the global game jam website. Do not leave this until the very end as the website often crashes with the sheer volume of entries. Do this early! Also, you can always upload multiple times so make sure you have something in early. The upload instructions are here.
  • 17:30-18:30 Chill and Play Games
    Play the games of your fellow jammers! If you submit early, you will have more time to check out the games. Have fun!
  • 18:30-19:00 Closing Presentation
    Closing presentation and celebrations and wrap up!
  • 19:00 Pack up and go home
    Please make sure you tidy anything before you go