Nova Scotia Global Game Jam @ Dalhousie University


Pre-Jam Workshops!

Submitted by rinarenewehbe on

Hello everyone, 

Hope you are getting excited for the jam! Here are some pre-jam workshops we have prepared for you! 

  • MONDAY - JAN 22, 2:00-3:00PM
    Privacy in Games
    Carla Heggie
    In-person (211) 

    • The Halifax Global Game Jam (second annual) will be hosted at Dalhousie University, Computer Science Building. Hosted by Dr. Rina R. Wehbe (she/her), HCI4Good, in collaboration with Shiftkey.

      Register here:
      Dal webpage:
      Shiftkey Labs:

      Dive into the world of game development, where creativity meets code, at the Global Game Jam in Nova Scotia! 🎮

      Hosted at the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University by ShiftKey Labs and HCI4Good, join fellow game enthusiasts and developers for an amazing weekend of innovation and creativity. Unleash your imagination, collaborate with like-minded minds, and craft the next gaming masterpiece in the heart of Nova Scotia’s gaming community. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or a budding storyteller, this jam-packed event promises to be a pixel-perfect adventure where your imagination transforms into interactive realities. 🚀

      This event is suitable for all skill-levels, and participants will have access to introductory workshops to help you prepare.

      Your $5 registration fee will secure your spot, give you access to the entire event as well as the prep workshops, and provide you with lots of food to fuel your designing! Secure your spot by registering now! 🎉

      Information about the schedule and more on what to expect will come soon. Feel free to reach out with questions!

      What: Global Game Jam 2024
      When:Fri, Jan 26, 2024 4:00 PM – Sun, Jan 28, 2024 6:00 PM AST
      Where: 2 sites in Nova Scotia: Halifax and Yarmouth
      For who: Post-secondary students and recent graduates
      Cost: $5 per person

      Registration gets you access to bonus programming in the week leading up to the event, to help you prepare.

      Starts Friday evening and runs until Sunday evening. Participants will have access to fun door prizes, food, chances to meet with industry mentors, and more!
      Open to all skill-levels.
      Register for the Halifax event:

      Thank you to our Sponsors UBISOFT Halifax, Dalhousie University Faculty of Computer Science, HCI4Good Research, Global Game Jam, Cosmocat and the ISNS (Interactive Society of Nova Scotia)!

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      English (English)

      French (Français)

      Age Restrictions
      18+ only
      Entrance Fee
      $5 CAD
      Open until 11:59am - 6:00am AST
      Who Can Participate
      Available Tools or Technology
      For accessibility concerns, please contact us in advance. We will do our best to make the space a welcoming space for all people.
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      24 Hour Security
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      Accessible Public Transport
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      Alcohol Free or Alcohol Free Spaces
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      Auditorium Space
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      Drinks and Snacks
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      Food in Vacinity

      Access to coffee/beverages and/or food in close vicinity

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      Gender Neutral Toilets
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      Loans Equipment
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      Quiet Space

      Has a quiet space/spaces away from the main jam areas

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      Site Recycles

      This site recycles

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      Welcomes Boardgame Creation
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      Welcomes Hardware Games / Alt Controllers
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      Wheelchair Accessible

      Wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets