South Mountain Game Jam


Join us Virtually

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If you are not able to make it in person this evening I have created a Google Meet. Join us virtually if you can and we will see you tomorrow.

Game Jam room
    • We encourage Maricopa County students, faculty, staff and community to join us for 48 hours of gaming creation!

      The South Mountain Game Jam is hosted in the Center for Teaching & Learning located in the Phoenix and South Mountain Community College Library. Map & Directions ​7050 S. 24th St, 85042​
      ​South Mountain Community Library is located on the campus of South Mountain Community College on 24th Street north of Baseline Road. Please see the ​Valley Metro website for public transportation routes serving the library.​ Hours coordinate with the public library hours Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      Day 1: Thursday
      3:00 pm - 5:00pm Registration / jammer check in | Technical pre-check for community platform
      5:00 - 6:00 Welcome announcements and Keynote video
      6:00 - 6:30 Getting to know each other / ice breakers / group forming
      6:30 - 7:30 Pizza and Introduction of Tools,
      7:30 - 8:00 Game Ideas
      8:00 pm - 8:00 am onwards Teams start jamming - developing game idea, selecting tools, assigning roles, etc. (virtually)

      Day 2: Friday
      8:00 am - 8300 am Game Pitch
      8:00 am - 11:00 am Jam Time!
      11:00 am - 11:30 am Social/break out activity
      11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch & Social (Lunch on own with other game jammers)
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Check in with all jammers and make sure they have an account on the GGJ website, and set up a game project page together by this time
      3:30 pm- 4:30 pm Jam Time!
      4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Encouragement
      5:00 pm - 9:00 am Jam Time (virtually)

      Day 3: Saturday
      09:00 am- 10:00 am Playtest each others games
      10:00 am - 11:30 am Jam Time!
      11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch & Social (Lunch on own with other game jammers)
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Game uploads to the GGJ website
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Short presentations - each team does a short presentation or game play video to show the group
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Clean up and close

      Several fast food and restaurants are available within walking distance which include Rubio's, Subway, Fired Pie, Wendy's, Chick Fila, Canes, Chipotle, Five Guys, Jack in the Box, Applebee's Grill, Sun Asian Kitchen, IHOP, etc.

      Register on the Global Game Jam website. This game jam is unique because it is hosted in a library partnership space with the city and community college. The goal is to have fun and invite the community to get to know our students, staff, and faculty and design an amazing game together.
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      Language neutral

      Age Restrictions
      18+ only
      Entrance Fee
      Maximum Capacity
      During the regular Phoenix Library hours, Th 7:30am - 8pm, Fri & Sat 7:30am - 5pm
      Who Can Participate
      Available Tools or Technology
      White boards & markers, general supplies (paper, scissors, printer, markers, etc.), Wifi, Library resources, cameras, GoPro like cameras, board game materials, Oculus headsets, Vibe headsets, mciro-controllers, microphones, lapel microphones, and multimedia studio.
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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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      Completely Non Smoking
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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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      Quiet Space

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

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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