Wrexham University GGJ24

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Welcome to GGJ Wrexham 2024!

Submitted by Rich Hebblewhite on

Dear Jammer!

Thanks for choosing Wrexham for this years' 2024 game jam!

Our event will be starting at 5.00PM today (26th Jan) in the Atrium of the Creative Industries Building. There will be a short introduction followed by the official GGJ24 Theme Reveal.

Drinks and snacks will be provided from approx 6.30PM onwards (available in room CIB108).

The building will be open and available for the entire 48 hour period until 5.00PM on Sunday. If you are planning to stay overnight at any point, please contact a member of the organising team asap!

Creative Industries Building - Wrexham University
    • Jam Site Description:
      Join the award winning game development team at WU for the most experienced Global Game Jam site in Wales. Our Jam is supported by a team of experienced developers from both academia and the games industry. We will be hosting a live feed, Q&A and a interviewing development teams throughout the event.

      This year, we are returning with a HYBRID site. This means that our 2024 jam site will be a primarily a face to face event but we are also supporting online participation using our official WU Discord Community.

      Our Jam is open to ALL (attendees over the age of 18 are welcome), and we also welcome jammers from across the world. For Jammers under the age of 18 we will be running a GGJNEXT24 event during the same week.

      Event Schedule:

      Opening Ceremony: Creative Industries Building, Room CIB108 (Also Streamed live!).

      Friday, 26th of January, 2024

      4.00pm – 5.00pm: Registration Completion & Initial Group Chat
      5.00pm – 5.30pm: Official GGJ Introduction & Opening
      5.30pm – 6.30pm: Ice Breaker & Brain Storming

      6.30pm Onwards... JAM!


      Saturday, 27th of January 2024 (Day Schedule)

      All Day! : Continue with Game Development
      3.00pm: : Deadline for creation of Game Project on GGJ website.

      Sunday, 28th of January 2024 (Day Schedule)

      2.00pm – 3.00pm: Testing & Debugging
      3.00pm – 5.00pm: FINAL UPLOAD deadline for your game on the GGJ website.
      5.00pm – 6.00pm: Game Demos & Playtesting

      Feel free to contact us for more information!


      Our Global Game Jam Sponsors:

      Wrexham University & Wrexham.Games

      Wrexham University is home to a multi-award winning game development programme team. We have an excellent track record for graduate employment with many of our students going on to work at the UKs most recognisable game studios such as Ubisoft, Rockstar, Travellers’ Tales and Rebellion. Our unique Business Accelerator empowers students to form start-up games studios supported by our specialist incubation centre. We work in partnership with organisations such as Games Talent Wales, BAFTA Cymru and the British Computing Society. WU is also an official Tranzfuser Regional Hub supported by UK Games Fund.

      http://www.wgu.ac.uk/gamedev
      http://www.wgu.ac.uk/gamedesign
      http://www.wgu.ac.uk/gameart
      http://www.wgu.ac.uk/gamemaster
      http://www.wgu.ac.uk/magameart

      http://www.wrexham.games

      Games Talent Wales

      Games Talent Wales is a grassroots talent development program for the games developers, focused on university alumni and final year students. Annually, the programme supports up to 16 indie games companies from across Wales to support and grow the game industry. Participating companies receive business support, grant funding, incubation space, and mentoring from top Welsh game studios as well as individual industry mentors. Games Talent Wales is backed by the UK Games Funds Tranzfuser and funded by the Welsh Government.

      Visit the official Games Tales Wales site here.

      www.gamestalent.wales
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      Languages

      English (English)

      Welsh (Cymraeg)

      Age Restrictions
      18+ only
      Entrance Fee
      None
      Maximum Capacity
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      Hours
      Open for entire 48 hours
      Who Can Participate
      Anyone
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      Epi-pen
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      Free Coffee
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      Parking
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      Pizza
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      Qualified First Aiders
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      Has a quiet space/spaces away from the main jam areas

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      Showers Available
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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