Saskatoon Global Game Jam

Announcements

    • The theme is: MAKE ME LAUGH

      UPLOAD YOUR GAMES TO BOTH https://globalgamejam.org/jam-sites/2024/saskatoon-global-game-jam
      AND https://itch.io/jam/global-game-jam-saskatoon

      It's game jam time! Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to create a video or board game based on a specific theme within 48 hours - with a team, or solo.

      This event will be held IN-PERSON at Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon.

      There's a $10 registration fee to cover prizes and two pizza lunches (Saturday 12pm, Sunday 12pm), payable via cash at door OR interac e-transfer to [email protected]

      If you don't have a computer to bring, the Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon have generously supplied FREE temporary logins for lab computers. FREE wifi is also available. USB game controllers will also be available for use (but not to take home).

      Links

      What's a Game Jam? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_jam
      Saskatoon Game Designers facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/744715265703907/
      Saskatchewan Game Development Discord: https://discord.gg/hq2cuxR
      Organizers: Michael Long | michael at foolish-mortals.net (replace at with @)


      Friday Jan 26

      19:00 - 19:30 - Welcome announcements* and Keynote video

      19:30 - 20:00 - Getting to know each other / ice breakers / group forming

      20:00 - 20:30 - Group pitches - what is each group planning to make

      23:59 - Doors close, get kicked out


      Saturday Jan 27

      09:00 - Doors open

      09:00 - 09:30 - Chance for joining a group (if not present Friday)

      11:00 - 12:00 - Check in with all jammers and make sure they have an account on https://globalgamejam.org/jam-sites/2024/saskatoon-global-game-jam website, and set up a game project page by this time

      12:00 - Pizza lunch and presentation from guest speaker

      23:59 - Doors close, get kicked out


      Sunday Jan 28

      09:00 - Doors open

      09:00 onwards - Jamming

      12:00 - Pizza lunch

      16:00 - TEST YOUR BUILDS, write entry pages for http://itch.io website, create and upload trailers

      17:00 - JAM IS DONE! Play each other's games, give feedback. Please invite friends + family to try out all the games

      18:00 - Awards ceremony, give out prizes!

      Go home, get some sleep.


      Sponsors

      Made possible by funding from SaskInteractive

      Thanks to the Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon & staff for the venue and lab computers.

      Thanks to me, Foolish Mortals Games for supplying prizes & organizing

      Thanks to Noodlecake for prizes, and Ben Schmidt for lunch presentation

      Thanks to Dragons Den for supplying prizes
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      Age Restrictions
      <16 must be accompanied by legal guardian
      Entrance Fee
      $10
      Hours
      Building open 9am - 12pm
      Who Can Participate
      Anyone
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      24 Hour Security
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      Accessible Public Transport
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      Completely Non Smoking
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      Access to coffee/beverages and/or food in close vicinity

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      Gender Neutral Toilets
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      Microwave
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      Parking
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      Pizza